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Glorious White-Knuckled, God-Fearing, Spun-Out-And-Half-Turned-Over Racing Stories

Author: Dirty Mo Media

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Glorious Racing Stories is a nonfiction narrative podcast by Dirty Mo Media that immortalizes the greatest people and moments in motorsports as determined by veteran racing journalist Rick Houston. The podcast refurbishes years of interviews, impressions and recollections into a molding of glorious memories. The result is a nostalgic throwback experience in a modern-day vehicle that celebrates racing’s glory years – back when racers raced, crashed, scrapped and fought to survive; when stock cars looked stock; and when the sport was white-knuckled, God-fearing, spun-out-and-half-turned-over.
11 Episodes
Bobby Allison is tied for fourth on NASCAR’s all-time wins list with 84 victories. Yet, Allison has taken 85 checkered flags in his Cup Series career. So where did the elusive 85th victory go? Allison and host Rick Houston dive into the controversy surrounding his missing win in the summer of 1971. Should Allison stand one step above rival Darrell Waltrip in total victories? Why was he openly denied the win by Bill France Jr.? And will he ever get the credit he deserves? This episode dives deep into the mystery.
In 30 years of doing interviews, host Rick Houston says this week’s episode is the most intense and powerful one he has ever done. Scotty Maxwell is a former Hendrick Motorsports “weekend warrior," turned New York City firefighter. Scottie responded to Ground Zero on September 11th, 2001, and found himself at the foot of the North Tower as it collapsed. In this episode, he details his time on the NASCAR circuit and path to the FDNY. Then he takes us through his experience on 9/11, explaining what imminent death felt like and how he handled the aftermath of a day that he and the world will never forget.
The 1990 season was the closest Mark Martin has, and will ever come to, winning a championship. If it wasn’t for a costly penalty, he very well may have won it. To this day, fans debate that controversial penalty and wonder about what might have been. Ride along with Steve Hmiel and the #6 Roush Fenway team through the 1990 season, and witness the highs and lows of their championship run, that ended just short of the trophy.
There’s nothing like a session of of some good old fashioned, hard core bench racing. Tony "Rambo" Liberati, Chris Hussey, Gere Kennon and Buddy Parrott all worked together once at Roush Racing, and it’s safe to say the stories were free flowing. From bull riding gone bad to an unwanted visit to Bill France Jr’s office, the group looks back at their most embarrassing moments as part of the NASCAR industry over the years. It’s safe to say this is where things get spun out and half turned over.
If you thought you were better than David Pearson, the race was already over. Pearson captured 105 checkered flags in his illustrious career, second only to the King himself: Richard Petty. Pearson and Petty were no strangers on the race track. Their fierce drive to compete and win pushed the duo towards some of the most iconic finishes the sport has ever seen. Go inside the mind of one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers, as David Pearson unpacks his rivalry with “The King” and officially opens up the NASCAR G.O.A.T debate. Broadcast audio credit: MRN, FOX
Once upon a time in NASCAR, an infield was held hostage. And it took some good old-fashioned, bare-knuckle brawling to break free. Richard Petty and Bud Moore were among the legendary names racing at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway the day that the fans turned on the competitors. They recount everything from attempted escapes to The King taking swings. Learn how chaos divulged into madness, and why the fans faced off against the drivers on that hot, sweltering day.
Disclaimer: This episode contains a graphic description of the experience of combat. Former NASCAR Busch Series competitor Lyndon Amick is under fire. The enemy combatant is closing in. The only thing on Lyndon’s mind is to get him and his men out alive. At this very moment, Lyndon found himself a long way from his days racing at Talladega Superspeedway. The Saluda, S.C. native recounts the most dramatic experiences from the two highly dangerous occupations he held: race car driver and National Guard soldier. He describes his days on the Busch Series circuit, his relationship with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the time the Intimidator yelled at him. Then, he explains the impact a string of deaths on the race track had on him and his decision to step away from racing. Given the risk associated with racing, how did he accept the dangers presented with the military? He tells us and then details his deployment to Afghanistan that included an intense firefight. Learn the story of this racer turned fighter. 
The laps are winding down. Dale Earnhardt is in prime position to win the Daytona 500. But for those who know the history of the famed 500-mile event, it’s not over until it’s over. Buddy Parrott never doubted his chances of winning the 1990 Great American Race with driver Derrike Cope. Despite Cope's unproven record in the Winston Cup Series, Parrott was confident in his team that afternoon. In a world before every pit box had a TV monitor, find out what Parrott prepared his crew for upon initially seeing the outcome of the race. Hear from the highly accredited crew chief to see exactly what went down in the Cope pit on that famous day. Go inside the story behind one of the biggest upset victories in the Daytona 500.
Race pools weren’t an uncommon sight within the NASCAR industry throughout the 80s and 90s. Yet, it’s a little known fact that drivers such as Kyle Petty also had their own pool from within the garage. And unlike other pools, the payout was massive. Kyle Petty, son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, recounts his first career win in the 1986 Miller High Life 400, and shares a previously unknown side to the story on the unlikely circumstances that led him to victory. Petty and host Rick Houston dive into what ran through Petty’s mind in the closing laps of the race, and uncover yet another Glorious Racing Story. 
NASCAR champion Bill Elliott has seen his fair share of close calls throughout his career. However, nothing could have prepared him for what took place in the skies over the Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia. The year prior to Elliott’s 1988 Cup Series title, the NASCAR great jumped into an F-16 cockpit with the Georgia Air National Guard. And very nearly made it out to tell the story. In the first episode of Glorious White-Knuckled, God-Fearing, Spun-Out-And-Half-Turned-Over Racing Stories, Elliott details a plane-on-plane encounter in mid-air that’s enough to turn anyone's blood cold. Host Rick Houston and Bill Elliott pick apart exactly what went wrong that day, and uncover a story has flown under the radar, until now.
From the creators of The Dale Jr. Download, Door Bumper Clear, and Lost Speedways, comes the brand new racing history podcast, "Glorious, White-Knuckled, God-Fearing, Spun-Out-And-Half Turned-Over Racing Stories." Veteran racing journalist Rick Houston brings his archival interviews and stories back to life with a fresh new design. Here's a preview of what to expect from Dirty Mo Media's newest endeavor.
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