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.
14 - Michael "Fatback" McSwain: Whip His Ass
There’s Michael McSwain, and then there’s Fatback. Both of them served as crew chief for drivers including Bill Elliott, Bobby Labonte and Ricky Rudd. But don’t get them confused. There’s a big difference between Michael McSwain, and Michael “Fatback” McSwain. Fatback ain’t afraid to tell you what he’s thinking, when he’s thinking it. And he isn’t afraid to kick your ass.
In a good old-fashioned bench racing session, host Rick Houston and McSwain break down the two sides of the same character. From hot tempers with Kevin Harvick, to the emotions of leaving the sport behind, this episode will surely have everyone on the edge of their seats.
13 - Crew Chief Cliff Champion: Rock Bottom
Cliff Champion has reached the top of the NASCAR world as a crew chief before. Over the years, he’s worked with the likes of Richard Childress, Cale Yarborough and Buddy Baker. But Cliff's story goes well beyond the race track. After going through a divorce and losing his job, Cliff attempted suicide on three separate occasions in 1990. The road back proved to be a difficult, but not an impossible journey. He opens up about his struggles, the path to recovery, and shares a story that everyone needs to hear.
12 - NASA Astronaut Doug Hurley: NASCAR from Space
Imagine watching a NASCAR race at 17,500 mph. Seeing the world below you that appears just as small as it is far away from the life you know. NASA Astronaut and NASCAR fan Doug Hurley lived this reality for months aboard the International Space Station.
This week's Glorious White-Knuckled, God-Fearing, Spun-Out-and-Half-Turned-Over Racing Story takes you out of this world with space shuttle pilot Doug Hurley. Hurley, a long time NASCAR fan, details his life living on the space station, keeping up with NASCAR from above, and the history making missions that he has been a part of.
11 - Brett Bodine: A Stolen Victory?
The drama-filled 1990 Winston Cup season is arguably among the best, and most controversial seasons ever. After only six races, the series had enough drama to last an entire year.
Brett Bodine qualified 20th for the First Union 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, and was not on many people’s radar to contend, let alone win the thing. Following a cycle of green flag pit stops, Bodine found himself at the point of the field. After a lengthy caution, the scorers determined Bodine was the leader of the race. To that point, it had been Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt’s race to lose. Brett Bodine and former crew chief Larry McReynolds share their point of view from that controversial day, and provide their unapologetic commentary on Bodine’s first and only Cup Series victory.
Did NASCAR make the right call placing Bodine as the leader? Should he be deemed the true winner of the race? Race fans are still fussing about this one even to this day.
10 - Bobby Allison: Somebody Chose to Punish Me
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.
9 - When You're About to Die: A 9/11 Story
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.
Thank you for all the updates and history behind the scenes etc.Live it and love all the history of everyday grinds good and bad of the racing community throughout…!🇺🇸❤️💪
You’ll be hooked, no doubt!
Great job. Short and to the point with all the details. Keep’em coming!
Great to hear the stories!
Well done. That one about 9/11 is hard to hear at points. But all should listen. It seems some folks are forgetting when we said we never would.