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Author of seven books on NASCAR, Rick brings decades of experience covering the sport as host of Scene Vault. If really want to know the story behind some of the most famous stories in NASCAR this podcast is for you. Publishing weekly, buckle-up.

The Scene Vault Podcast Rick Houston

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    • 4.9, 208 Ratings

Author of seven books on NASCAR, Rick brings decades of experience covering the sport as host of Scene Vault. If really want to know the story behind some of the most famous stories in NASCAR this podcast is for you. Publishing weekly, buckle-up.

    EPISODE 103 -- LARRY McREYNOLDS PART 2

    EPISODE 103 -- LARRY McREYNOLDS PART 2

    In this powerfully emotional episode, Larry McReynolds remembers the devastating loss of his best friend, Davey Allison, and the life-threatening injuries sustained by Ernie Irvan the very next year. Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid then remember the late, great Maurice Petty.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EPISODE 102 -- LARRY McREYNOLDS PART 1

    EPISODE 102 -- LARRY McREYNOLDS PART 1

    In this installment of our second interview with Larry McReynolds, he talks about his run with Robert Yates Racing and the late, great Davey Allison. The discussion covered everything from McReynolds' decision to make the move from Kenny Bernstein’s team to Robert Yates Racing … to his decision NOT to make the move … then his final decision TO pack up and Bernstein for Yates. It was a move that paid immediate dividends. Allison won five races after Larry Mac came on board in 1991 … and then came an absolutely tumultuous 1992 Winston Cup season. Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid then break down the April 11, 1991 issue of Winston Cup Scene, which featured coverage of that year's Darlington spring race ... McReynolds' first race as Allison's crew chief. Ricky Rudd inherited the victory after problems in the pits foiled a dominant run by Michael Waltrip. The issue also carried a poignant column about Neil Bonnett's struggles with not being able to race.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EPISODE 101 -- RICKY CRAVEN PART 3

    EPISODE 101 -- RICKY CRAVEN PART 3

    In the conclusion of our conversation, Ricky Craven comes back from what many would consider the wilderness years of his career to win at both Martinsville and Darlington. In the episode's second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dig into the March 20, 2003 issue of Winston Cup Scene, which featured coverage of Craven's thrilling win over Kurt Busch at Darlington, an equally-as-thrilling conclusion to the track's Busch Series event between Todd Bodine and Jamie McMurray and a large package of stories concerning NASCAR's reaction to the invasion of Iraq.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    EPISODE 100 -- MIKE HELTON

    EPISODE 100 -- MIKE HELTON

    Mike Helton's career began at an AM radio station in his hometown of Bristol, Virginia. Twenty years later, he was the president of NASCAR. Helton describes that incredible journey for our very special 100th episode. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid chat with listeners Hallie Imrie, Joe Ruch, Jeff Marcosky, Jay Coker, Edwin Turner and Matt Miles about how the podcast reached the 100-episode milestone.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    EPISODE 99 -- RICKY CRAVEN PART 2

    EPISODE 99 -- RICKY CRAVEN PART 2

    In this incredible installment of our interview, Ricky Craven remembers the aftermath of two accidents -- the first at Talladega in 1996 and the second at Texas in 1997. And while Talladega was the more spectacular of the two mishaps, Craven's crash at Texas altered his career trajectory in a major way and left him doubting himself and his abilities for the first time in his career. In our second segment, co-hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dissect the May 2, 1996 issue of Winston Cup Scene, which covered that fateful Talladega event. Along with Craven's incident, Bill Elliott suffered a broken leg in a separate accident. Sterling Marlin won, continuing his restrictor-plate mastery. The issue also contained features on longtime crew chief Bob Johnson and up-and-coming driver Buckshot Jones. Finally, several in the racing community escaped injury the morning of the race when a jet blew the windows out of the airport gate at which they'd just arrived.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EPISODE 98 -- RICKY CRAVEN PART 1

    EPISODE 98 -- RICKY CRAVEN PART 1

    This week, Ricky Craven talks about his Busch North days, when he rolled like a tank through the 1991 season. He built on that success by moving South and running the Busch Series in 1992 through 1994, We discussed his friendship with Jeff Gordon and their shared sponsorship from DuPont, the exhaustion of running his own team and finally, his move to Winston Cup with team owner Larry Hedrick. Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid then take a peek at the July 11, 1991 issue of Grand National Scene, which carried coverage of Ricky's Oxford 250 victory, Bill Elliott's Pepsi 400 win at Daytona and the announcement of Dale Jarrett's decision to move to the newly formed Joe Gibbs Racing for the 1992 Winston Cup season.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

runningwild9 ,

Best NASCAR Podcast

Best NASCAR History Podcast hands down! Enjoy hearing about the past from those who were apart of the NASCAR foundation. Thank you Rick and Steve!

Almostgood07 ,

History lesson!

Amazing podcast! I’m 28 and I’ve been a life long race fan and I’m a 3rd generation race car driver and i love the history of racing and especially NASCAR, and this podcast helps reconnect me to not only some memories from my child hood but it helps put me in my father, and grandfathers shoes with what was going on in their racing world before my time! Thank you for the stories and I hope they continue for a long time!!!!!!!!

Rannine9 ,

One of my favorites!

I love The Scene Vault Podcast. I really enjoyed the interview with lake speed. I receive scene for many years as my first years subscription was a Christmas present from my uncle in 87. I still have that whole year in my garage as bill won the title in 88 and is one of my favorites. Keep up the great work!

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