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Heritage Road

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Heritage Road tells the history of NASCAR like you’ve never heard it before. Host Rich Phillips, voice of Texas Motor Speedway, digs into stories you thought you knew, others you’ll never believe, and takes you behind the scenes to get an insider’s look at an all-American tradition. Drivers, crew members, broadcasters, legends, staffers, fans - they all make this sport what it is, and they’ve all got stories to tell.

Heritage Road tells the history of NASCAR like you’ve never heard it before. Host Rich Phillips, voice of Texas Motor Speedway, digs into stories you thought you knew, others you’ll never believe, and takes you behind the scenes to get an insider’s look at an all-American tradition. Drivers, crew members, broadcasters, legends, staffers, fans - they all make this sport what it is, and they’ve all got stories to tell.
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Wondery

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Heritage Road tells the history of NASCAR like you’ve never heard it before. Host Rich Phillips, voice of Texas Motor Speedway, digs into stories you thought you knew, others you’ll never believe, and takes you behind the scenes to get an insider’s look at an all-American tradition. Drivers, crew members, broadcasters, legends, staffers, fans - they all make this sport what it is, and they’ve all got stories to tell.

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English


Episodes

Introducing American Innovations

5/10/2018
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The phone in your hand is more powerful than all of the computers that put a man on the moon, combined. In the age of supercomputers, driverless cars, and mail-order DNA testing it’s easy to forget that the journey to these incredible innovations was a lot of surprising moments. We’re fascinated with the scientists, engineers and innovators who changed the world for the better… and sometimes worse. These are the leaps of mankind, as they happened. We had the chance to talk to Steven...

Duration:00:07:43

6 | The NASCAR Family

8/3/2017
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Strangers becoming family at the campground, Kevin Harvick passing a go-kart down to his son, the FOX Sports crew working together to bring the track to your living room - NASCAR is all about family. So for our finale, we're spending time with some of the different kinds of families that make this sport so unique. New to Heritage Road? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/heritageroad We want to hear from you! Complete a quick survey at Wondery.com/Survey and...

Duration:00:28:21

5 | Legendary

7/28/2017
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Legend Status is tough to earn. This week, we’ll learn what it takes as we talk to driver Bobby Allison, owner Don Miller, and a few more legendary folks you may never have heard of. In this sport, there are many ways to define a legacy. New to Heritage Road? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/heritageroad We want to hear from you! Complete a quick survey at Wondery.com/Survey and if you leave us your email we will send you a gift card!

Duration:00:24:41

4 | The Business of NASCAR

7/20/2017
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NASCAR packs in fans by the hundreds of thousands, but these people don't just show up out of nowhere. To attract NASCAR-sized crowds, you need great promoters. And this sport has created some of the greatest marketing masterminds of all time. Military Flyovers, Shark Jumping, Dancing Bears - these guys know how to entertain the masses and they do it better than anyone. New to Heritage Road? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/heritageroad We want to hear from...

Duration:00:28:02

3 | The Season of '79

7/13/2017
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Petty. Waltrip. Yarborough. The Allison brothers. Earnhardt before he was the Intimidator. The season of 1979 was something special. We check in with Sports Illustrated’s Mark Bechtel, who shows us how ‘79 changed NASCAR forever. We track Darrell “Jaws” Waltrip and Richard Petty - “The King” - as they battle for the cup. And we hear from Bobby Allison himself about his trackside brawl with Cale Yarborough. Stocked with all-stars, crashes, fights - not to mention the first live television...

Duration:00:29:27

2 | The Science of Speed

7/6/2017
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If you love going fast - and staying alive - then you love science. We spend some time with a physicist and learn all about the invisible forces keeping drivers in their seats, cars glued to the track, and NASCAR as competitive as ever. We talk with the expert technicians and specialists making advancements in the garage to shave seconds off drivers' times. And we hang out with Kevin Harvick's crew to learn how real-time experimentation can change a race. New to Heritage Road? Subscribe...

Duration:00:30:33

1 | Humble Beginnings

6/29/2017
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We go back to racing's roots to learn about good ol' boys running moonshine and the man who turned them into the first generation of NASCAR drivers. We’ll hear stories of early racing legends, including some legendary women, who set the pace for what racing would become. Plus, we spend time with some fans who show us how strangers become family at the track. New to Heritage Road? Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://smarturl.it/heritageroad

Duration:00:31:09

Introducing Heritage Road

6/15/2017
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Heritage Road tells the history of NASCAR like you’ve never heard it before. Host Rich Phillips, voice of Texas Motor Speedway, digs into stories you thought you knew, others you’ll never believe, and takes you behind the scenes to get an insider’s look at an all-American tradition. Drivers, crew members, broadcasters, legends, staffers, fans - they all make this sport what it is, and they’ve all got stories to tell. New episodes every Thursday until August 3rd. Subscribe today so you'll...

Duration:00:02:10