A LATE MODEL ACE – MAKING MUSIC IN NASHVILLE – “TK”
Welcome to another episode in my podcast series, Jack Arute’s Wind Tunnel. Over the past 18 months Jack has tried to take you behind the scenes of American Motorsports and this week promises to be no different.
In addition to recapping all last weekend’s action, Jack’s guests this week will also provide you with some insight and thoughts that will showcase their passion for their specific aspect of the sport.
The Late Model Scene in NASCAR calls the Old Dominion state of Virginia home. From the Valleydale 300 at the Martinsville Speedway to three amazing NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series tracks, Dominion, South Boston and Larry Law’s Langley Speedway.
Langley recently hosted their Hampton Heat 200 round two of a 3-race triple crown series and Jared Fryar took home the honors. Jack checks in with Jared to find out why Virginia is such a center of speed for the Late Models. He will also talk with Fryar about his 2022 goals both on and off the track.
Tony Kanaan is the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Champion. It culminated a lifelong pursuit and came when TK had all but resigned himself to leaving that title off his resume’
When he found himself in the hunt for this year’s 500 Win, More than 300,000 Indy Fans lustily cheered him on. Jack and TK co-host SiriusXM’s Brick by Brick IndyCar program weekly, so when they visited this week, there was nothing held back.
Sunday marks the return of IndyCars to the Streets of Nashville for the Big Machine Grand Prix. Last year the race had everything you would want from a street course event but the one thing that stood out was the fact that the course ran across the Korean Ward Veteran’s Bridge! A “Money Shot” unrivaled in street races. Tony Cotman was the master architect for the Nashville layout and he drops in to talk about changes he’s made to the course and what possessed him to include a Bridge crossing in the layout.