MP 246: Who The Hell Are You, Joey Hand?

January 19, 2018

ALMS champion and Le Mans winner Joey Hand is 14th in our series of 15 episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Among the things you'll learn from Mr. Hand, he's incredibly Californian, has a bizarre explanation for why he can't dance, and considers himself a cheeseburger connoisseur...

Hand's episode quote: “Well this should be fun! Who the hell are these race car guys you ask? All I’ll say is I’m thankful this wasn’t filmed because there were a lot more shenanigans going on that you couldn’t un-see.”

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MP 245: The Week In IndyCar, Jan. 17, with John Andretti

January 18, 2018

IndyCar veteran and cancer survivor John Andretti joins Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast in one of the most inspirational episodes to date. The two cover the news of Danica Patrick's struggles to find an Indy 500 seat, the appointment of Leena Gade as James Hinchcliffe's engineer, and then the two dive into John's thoughts on driving for Jim Hall, Richard Petty, his days as an NHRA Top Fuel driver, driving the 1990 Porsche Indy car, his charity efforts with the Riley Children's Hospital, his lone appearance at the Bathurst 1000, and other great topics provided by fans and listeners. 

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MP 244: Remembering Dan Gurney

January 17, 2018

Mario Andretti, David Brabham, Edsel Ford, A.J. Foyt, Derek Hill, Parnelli Jones, P.J. Jones, Robin Miller, Roger Penske, Paul Pfanner, Bobby Rahal, Willy T. Ribbs, Bobby Unser and Bob Varsha visited with the Marshall Pruett Podcast in the days after Dan Gurney’s death on January 14 to share their comprehensive thoughts and love for the Big Eagle.

Mario Andretti (starts at 6m21s)

David Brabham (23m07s)

Edsel Ford (29m24s)

A.J. Foyt (35m34s)

Derek Hill (45m35s)

Parnelli Jones (1h8m42s)

P.J. Jones (1h14m45s)

Roger Penske (1h26m57s)

Paul Pfanner (1h32m16s)

Bobby Rahal (1h47m57s)

Willy T. Ribbs (2h00m23s)

Bobby Unser (2h07m42s)

Bob Varsha (2h38m27s)

Robin Miller & Marshall Pruett (2h53m54s)

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MP 243: Who The Hell Are You, Townsend Bell?

January 17, 2018

IndyCar driver, sports car champion and television broadcaster Townsend Bell is 13th in our series of 15 episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Among the things you'll learn from the Californian, he was an accomplice in a theft, would be a good friend to have in a bar fight, and turns into a rap MC every year at Le Mans...

Bell's episode quote: “Exposed, afraid, and vulnerable. The most uncomfortable 20 minutes of my life.”

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MP 242: Zak Brown on McLaren’s Trying 2017 Formula 1 Season

January 14, 2018

McLaren Racing executive director Zak Brown is back for a visit with the Marshall Pruett Podcast to discuss his first season leading the team in Formula 1, all the trials he endured and personal touches that were required to keep the Grand Prix outfit together, the tough situation of negotiating to find a new power unit partner while under contract with Honda, and his thoughts on how the Liberty Media Group performed during its debut season in charge of F1.

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MP 241: Who The Hell Are You, Patrick Long?

January 12, 2018

Sports car champion and Le Mans winner Patrick Long is 12th in our series of 15 episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Among the things you'll learn from the only American factory Porsche driver, he needs help with music—a lot of help, appearing on Family Feud is an aspiration, and he has a fascination with shipping containers...

Long's episode quote: “At one point I thought to myself: ‘this must be what it’s like to take a polygraph.’  MP was sitting across from me with a stonecold stare as I fumbled on some of my answers. Racing drivers are known to be pretty vanilla, and that’s a damn fair assessment. MP takes a brilliant swing and lets the listener in on a lot more than how the car ran or who the driver would like to thank! I walked out of the interview thinking ‘damn, I need to get out more!’”

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MP 240: The Week In IndyCar, Jan. 11, with Mike Hull

January 12, 2018

Chip Ganassi Racing managing director Mike Hull joins Marshall Pruett for the Week In IndyCar podcast to cover the first days of 2018 testing at Sebring, the new driver signings with Jordan King and Rene Binder, IndyCar's new race director Kyle Novak, the race between Zachary Claman De Melo and Jack Hawksworth to drive for Dale Coyne, and then dive into almost two hours of listener Q&A before closing with a Sebring update from 2012 series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay.

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MP 239: The Week In IndyCar, Jan. 3, with Conor Daly

January 4, 2018

Conor Daly joins Marshall Pruett for the first Week In IndyCar podcast of 2018 they discuss the Hoosier's search for a ride, his participation in The Amazing Race on CBS, and a wide array of fan Q&A that touches on everything from Indy 500 and season-long budgets to Daly's interest in gaining NASCAR experience.

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MP 238: Who The Hell Are You, Scott Dixon?

January 3, 2018

Four-time IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon is 11th in our series of 15 episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Among the things you'll learn from the lighthearted Kiwi, his teammates make frequent use of the bathroom, he misses his Subaru WRX STi and the lyrics of Vanilla Ice provide ongoing inspiration...

Dixon's episode quote: “I filed my first restraining order after this interview with Pruett.”

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MP 237: Who The Hell Are You, Jordan Taylor?

January 2, 2018

2017 IMSA Prototype champion Jordan Taylor is 10th in our series of 15 episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Among the things you'll learn from the Floridian, he knows a thing or two about being caught up in a love triangle and has taken a serious disliking to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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MP 236: 2017 Formula 1 Season Review with Will Buxton

December 30, 2017

Formula 1 pit reporter and host Will Buxton closes out the year with a two-hour visit to the Marshall Pruett Podcast for a deep review of the 2017 Formula 1 season, and wrap the conversation with selections for Driver of the Year, Social Media Idiot of the Year, and a number of other made-up awards.

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MP 235: Who The Hell Are You, Will Buxton?

December 28, 2017

Formula 1 pit reporter and host Will Buxton is ninth in our series of 15 weekly episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Among the things you'll learn from the Briton's answers, he's a fan of intricate tattoos and can be felled with a single avocado.

Buxton's episode quote: “I’ve known Marshall long enough to know that getting involved in this was a stupid idea. I was wrong. It was worse.”

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MP 234: The Week In IndyCar, Dec. 27, with Zach Veach

December 28, 2017

Andretti Autosport rookie Zach Veach and RACER's Robin Miller close out the final Week In IndyCar podcast of 2017 as Veach joins Marshall Pruett to discuss the limited availability of seats as 2018 approaches and a number of IndyCar rule changes before diving into an hour of fans Q&A.

Pruett and Miller close the episode with some of their favorite, silly, and serious moments from a thrilling season of action.

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MP 233: Who The Hell Are You, Ryan Dalziel?

December 26, 2017

Sports car champion and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Ryan Dalziel is eighth in our series of 15 weekly episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. Among the things you'll learn while mining through his 50 questions, avoid the silly Scot's financial advice--especially after he invested in a Ponzi scheme, and he loved to stalk the late Ayrton Senna...

Dalziel's episode quote: “Whenever MP asks you to be involved in one of his projects, you say yes. And as I expected it was a lot of laughing and joking, with just a wee bit of awkward. Had a great time and hope everyone enjoys getting to know who the hell I am.”

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MP 232: Paul Pfanner’s 52-Year Slot Car Project

December 22, 2017

 

RACER Magazine founder/owner Paul Pfanner shares an incredible tale of taking more than 50 years to finish a slot car model of Dan Gurney's Lotus 19 and expounds on his passion for building and racing slot cars with friends at the exclusive Pfannopolis circuit he's created in Laguna Beach. 

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MP 231: Who The Hell Are You, Sebastien Bourdais?

December 21, 2017

Four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais is seventh in our series of 15 weekly episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. After answering his 50 questions, you'll learn the humorous Frenchman has impeccable taste in music and ice cream, and is also blessed with a forgiving heart.

RHR's episode quote: “Not sure who you will learn more about, Marshall or me, but it is definitely worth a good laugh.”

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MP 230: The Week in IndyCar, Dec. 20, with Ben Bretzman

December 21, 2017

Team Penske race engineer Ben Bretzman, winner of the 2016 IndyCar championship with Simon Pagenaud, joins Marshall Pruett as guest host of the #WeekinIndyCar podcast to discuss the announcement of Carlos Munoz's return to Andretti Autosport for the Indy 500, the possibility of Esteban Gutierrez joining Ed Carpenter Racing, where Conor Daly stands on finding a ride, the upcoming name change for Laguna Seca, and the data sheets from Ayrton Senna's IndyCar test with Team Penske 25 years ago on Dec. 20. 

The two close cover almost two hours of fan Q&A, with a good portion covering Bretzman's world of race engineering. If you're after knowledge on working with race tires, chassis setup, and many of the inside details of how he and others on the timing stand ply their trade, settle in for a hearty-and-fun episode leading into the holidays.

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MP 229: Who The Hell Are You, Ryan Hunter-Reay?

December 18, 2017

Verizon IndyCar Series champion and Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is sixth in our series of 15 weekly episodes of Who The Hell Are You? on the Marshall Pruett Podcast. After answering his 50 questions, you might come to a conclusion the Texas-born, California-bred, Florida-domiciled driver lives a life that would make Brennan Huff and Dale Doback from the movie Step Brothers incredibly jealous.

RHR's episode quote: “It was straight out of left field, and we need more of this kind of stuff in the sport.”

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MP 228: The Week in IndyCar, Dec. 13, with Pippa Mann

December 14, 2017

Six-time Indy 500 starter Pippa Mann joins Marshall Pruett as guest host of the #WeekinIndyCar podcast to discuss the announcement of Michael Shank Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports partnering to field Jack Harvey, the intra-team swap of Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi, the confirmation of Carlin Racing's two-car program for Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball, SPM formally abandoning its Indy 500 plans with Didier Calmels and its interest in hiring Le Mans-winning engineer Leena Gade, and the final test days of the year at Sebring that are under way.

The two close by covering almost two hours of fan Q&A as Mann, who took a vocal stand against the FIA's dubious appointment of Carmen Jorda to its Women in Motorsports Commission, shares her thoughts on the situation and fields a number of impressive questions--along with one that was decidedly unfiltered--during a long stint with MP.

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MP 227: Trevor Carlin’s IndyCar Move

December 12, 2017

Trevor Carlin joins the Marshall Pruett Podcast for a quick discussion on his team's long awaited move to the Verizon IndyCar Series with drivers Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball in a pair of Chevy-powered Carlin Racing entries.

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