This week Jack introduces you to two individuals at opposite end of the racing spectrum. One just captured the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Rookie of the year honors and the other has logged more than 50 years in the sport rising from a wrench turner for legends like Butch Lindley , Bill Elliott and even Richard Petty to now command a racing enterprise that includes, Dirt and asphalt late models, Trucks, a chassis company as well as a two car NASCAR Cup Series operation.

Canadian Steve Bernier has been wheeling dirt modifieds for more than a dozen years but when Autodrome Granby and RPM Speedway joined NASCAR’s Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series this season, this veteran earned National Rookie of The year honors. Bernier and Autodrome Granby and RPM President Domini Lussier plays translator for the French Canadian and they explain how this anomaly came about.

Mike Beam has spent more than 50 years in the NASCAR World from wrench tuner to his present spot as GMS and Petty GMS Racing, Beam swings by and reflects upon his career as well as sharing his “dinosaur” philosophy.

Jack also takes a look at Kurt Bush’s decision to step away from racing full time in Cup. Jack will  look at his legacy in the sport.

All that plus the action both on and off the track from Las Vegas last weekend on this week’s Wind Tunnel.


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