229 episodes

At The Scene Vault Podcast, we're all about NASCAR history, all the time. Our interview guests shed new light on their lives and careers each and every week, and hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid draw on their long careers in and around the sport to provide expert analysis and commentary. New episodes drop every Wednesday at 6 a.m. Eastern.

The Scene Vault Podcast Rick Houston

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At The Scene Vault Podcast, we're all about NASCAR history, all the time. Our interview guests shed new light on their lives and careers each and every week, and hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid draw on their long careers in and around the sport to provide expert analysis and commentary. New episodes drop every Wednesday at 6 a.m. Eastern.

    Episode 228 -- Ritchie, Mark and Timmy Petty on Impact of 1983 Charlotte Controversy

    Episode 228 -- Ritchie, Mark and Timmy Petty on Impact of 1983 Charlotte Controversy

    If you thought last week’s segment was good, just wait until you hear what Ritchie, Mark and Timmy Petty have to say in this week’s episode.

    They discuss the powerful bond that existed between Richard and Maurice, and the work they put into building Petty Enterprises into the dynasty it eventually became.

    Then ... the 1983 fall race weekend at Charlotte was one of the most controversial moments in the 75-year history of NASCAR. Maurice Petty was directly involved … and very much impacted … by what took place.

    In a very real sense, it was his own sons’ careers in the sport that helped Maurice begin to heal. Finally, Richie Petty takes us through the infamous 1993 accident in Talladega during which Jimmy Horton flipped completely over his car and over the wall, out of the ballpark.

    NOTE: This show is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 227 -- Ritchie, Mark and Timmy Petty on Their Family's Stunning NASCAR Legacy

    Episode 227 -- Ritchie, Mark and Timmy Petty on Their Family's Stunning NASCAR Legacy

    We’re getting 2023 started off with a bang, with the first of what will be THREE installments with Ritchie, Mark and Timmy … Maurice Petty’s sons.

    They’ll take us through what it was like to grow up as part of one of NASCAR’s most famous families and the standards they were expected to live up to. Let’s put it this way … you did NOT mess with Lee Petty’s putting green. At all. Period. End of discussion.

    Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid then dig through the October 4, 1979 issue of Grand National Scene.

    Rain washes out the race at North Wilkesboro, but not Dale Earnhardt’s track record qualifying effort. We’ve got features on Richard Petty’s 800th NASCAR start and crew chief Bob Johnson, as well as a letter to the editor from a rival crew chief FURIOUS with Darrell Waltrip and a Gene Granger dreaming about the perfect cast for a NASCAR movie.Just wait until you hear who Gene picked to play Steve!

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 226 -- David Ifft, John Dodson and Pete Wright ... MASTER Storytellers, Part Two

    Episode 226 -- David Ifft, John Dodson and Pete Wright ... MASTER Storytellers, Part Two

    This week, we’ve got the conclusion to our EPIC conversation with John Dodson, Pete Wright and David Ifft … and they kept telling stories with a full head of steam, just like last week.

    They remember their welcome-to-NASCAR and most embarrassing moments, life on the road away from family, MORE stretching-the-rulebook stories and SO much more.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 225 -- David Ifft, John Dodson and Pete Wright ... Master NASCAR Story Tellers

    Episode 225 -- David Ifft, John Dodson and Pete Wright ... Master NASCAR Story Tellers

    David Ifft, John Dodson and Pete Wright ... this was an all-star cast of some of the best storytellers we’ve had so far on the show.

    You ever hear the old saying where people wonder what it would be like to be a fly on the wall of the garage? Well … that’s what this was. They were just three longtime friends and co-workers sitting around a table reminiscing and telling stories.

    What kinds of stories did they share this week? We’ve got stories about Delma Cowart, MORE nitrous oxide stories about at least one three-time Winston Cup champion and another involving a team that won three DAYTONA 500s.

    We’ve got lead wheels, motorized movable weight within the frame rails, some sort camera-mounted laser that could trip a qualifying timer light, a NASCAR template that was secretly cut by a team to fit ITS car and nobody else’s … and according to one of our storytellers … flat-out bribery.

    Last but not least … we have fish guts, and plenty of 'em.

    NOTE: This show is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 224 -- Robert Pressley on Winston Cup See-Saw, Daytona Truck Win

    Episode 224 -- Robert Pressley on Winston Cup See-Saw, Daytona Truck Win

    In the third and final installment of our interview, Robert Pressley takes us through the see-saw world of the Winston Cup division. A conversation with Bobby Hamilton led him to the truck series, a decision that eventually landed him in victory lane at Daytona following the 2002 season opener.

    Still more career uncertainty brought about his decision to step away from the seat and enjoy retirement. Now … his life is all about hot dogs, politics and his family.

    Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid then take a deep dive into the February 21, 2002 issue of Winston Cup Scene. Ward Burton gets a win in the Daytona 500 … Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives a Richard Childress Racing number 3 Chevrolet to victory in Daytona’s Busch Series race … and Robert Pressley makes a splashy truck series debut.

    Dave Marcis celebrates his final Winston Cup start, while both Joe Gibbs and Winston Cup Scene photographer Larry McTighe very narrowly escape disaster.

    NOTE: This show is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 223 -- Robert Pressley on Michael Waltrip's Bristol Crash, Beating and Then Replacing Harry Gant

    Episode 223 -- Robert Pressley on Michael Waltrip's Bristol Crash, Beating and Then Replacing Harry Gant

    In the second of our three installments with Robert Pressley, he and Michael Waltrip get together to trigger one of the most infamous crashes in NASCAR history and an IMPRESSIVE stare-down minutes later.

    Robert then pulls off a last-lap pass of Harry Gant to win at Darlington, after an impromptu rain-delay tutorial from the one and only David Pearson the day before. Finally, Robert takes us through the palace intrigue that EVENTUALLY led to him REPLACING Harry Gant in Leo Jackson’s Skoal-sponsored Chevrolet.

    In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dissect the April 2, 1992 issue of Winston Cup Scene.

    Bill Elliott wins his fourth-straight race of the very young 1992 Winston Cup season at Darlington, after Harry Gant and his team try a strategy move that doesn’t quite pan out. And speaking of Harry, Robert Pressley makes a thrilling last-lap pass on the Bandit to capture in The Lady in Black’s Busch Series race.

    Kenny Wallace has to dodge a HUGE inflatable beer can during Busch Series qualifying. Steve Waid gets his picture in the paper … AGAIN … during the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame’s grand re-opening. EVERYBODY’S going after Richard Petty fan appreciation cars … including thieves.

    Corey LaJoie makes his first national appearance in a racing publication, and finally, Alan Kulwicki talks on the telephone.

    NOTE: This show is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand.

    Interested in The Scene Vault Podcast T-shirts? Check out thescenevault.com and click on SHOP to see what we have available!

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
399 Ratings

399 Ratings

aj566565 ,

Best podcast

I love hearing the great stories from the past. I’ve been listening to this podcast sing early 2019 and I’ve listened to every show, won’t miss, in the words of Rick Houston, “no way, no how”. This is one of the few podcasts out there that still has morals and values. As a God fearing Christian its always good to hear Rick talk about Jesus Christ and not follow it up with cussing. Both Steve and Rick love the history of the sport and one day my 14 month old son will be able to hear about the roots of Nascar. Keep up the great work!

ezatm68 ,

Awesome podcast!

steering wheel in my Dad’s 1972 Pontiac Catalina listening to Barney Hall call the Winston Cup races and pretending I was Cale Yarborough running up front racing Pearson, Petty and Allison. Listening to this podcast takes me back to those days. I love hearing interviews with the drivers, crew chiefs and pit crew members from years gone by. Whether you grew up a NASCAR fan or just want to learn more about the history of NASCAR, this is the podcast for you. Rick and Steve do a great job!

tiny_109 ,

Amazing Podcast

I had listened to Rick Houston dirty mo podcast and enjoyed it but heard there wasn’t going to be anymore. I was looking for something new to listen to on my commute and found this podcast. I started listening around September 2022 at the beginning and as of January 1st I’m on episode 132. This fills in so much of the history of the sport prior to being a fan. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the history of NASCAR.

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