202 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 201 -- NASCAR Champion-Turned-Broadcaster Todd Bodine

    Episode 201 -- NASCAR Champion-Turned-Broadcaster Todd Bodine

    After taking additional questions from friends (?!?) of the podcast Rick Mast and Rusty Wallace, we dive into the first installment of our interview with Todd Bodine.

    Long before he was a champion of the Craftsman Truck Series … long before he became a NASCAR analyst and broadcaster … Todd bounced up and down the east coast, trying to make a name for himself in the sport.

    He got one big break as Felix Sabates’ very first employee in NASCAR … and an even bigger one the following year when Kyle Petty opted out of driving several Busch Series events.

    His performance in that car put him in line for a ride with car owners and fellow New York natives Frank Cicci and Scott Welliver. The deal worked … and worked well.

    Then, in our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid dig through the June 6, 1991 issue of Winston Cup Scene.

    Ken Schrader wins on an extraordinarily hot and humid weekend at Dover and he gets by Dale Earnhardt to do it. Todd wins the first race of his Busch Series career the day before … in one of the craziest days you’d ever want to see … and in some of the worst circumstances.

    Finally, a crew member for Jimmy Means Racing escapes very serious injury when a fire breaks out on pit road.

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

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 200 -- NASCAR Icon Richard Petty

    Episode 200 -- NASCAR Icon Richard Petty

    Richard Petty … what else do we really need to say? NASCAR Hall of Fame inaugural inductee. Seven championships … seven Daytona 500 wins … the number 43 … 200 wins.

    It's a perfect fit for our 200th episode.

    It would also not be appropriate to celebrate our 200th episode without including our listeners, so we asked everybody to send in their questions for hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid … and we even got a few from PAST INTERVIEW guests Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond, Kenny Wallace and Las Vegas Motor Speedway President and General Manager Chris Powell.

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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 199 -- Richard Childress Racing-Dale Earnhardt Tire Changer Will Lind Part 2

    Episode 199 -- Richard Childress Racing-Dale Earnhardt Tire Changer Will Lind Part 2

    NOTE: Have a question to ask hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid for next week's milestone 200th episode? Tweet us @thescenevault and use #vault200, or email a voice file to rick@thescenevaultpodcast.com!

    In the second and final installment of our interview with Richard Childress Racing legend Will Lind, he discusses all the Daytona 500s that got away from Dale Earnhardt and what it meant to him personally when the NASCAR icon finally won the sport’s biggest race in 1998.

    Will also tells our listeners about the Goodyear-Hoosier tire wars, a controversial decision by the RCR crew to replace Earnhardt’s missing tires at Charlotte, the transition between RCR crew chiefs Kirk Shelmerdine and Andy Petree and his own decision to take a step back from life on the road.

    Then in our second segment, we take a long look inside the October 18, 1990 issue of Winston Cup Scene. This late-season, off-week issue features a preview of the conclusion to the battle for the 1990 Winston Cup championship, news of the passing of former team and track owner L.G. DeWitt, Rick Mast's Busch Series win at New Hampshire, the aftermath of a very scary pit-road clash between Alan Kulwicki and Ernie Irvan at Charlotte and an equally as frightening accident during testing at Rockingham for Richard Petty.

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

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 198 -- Former Richard Childress Racing-Dale Earnhardt Tire Changer Will Lind

    Episode 198 -- Former Richard Childress Racing-Dale Earnhardt Tire Changer Will Lind

    This week's show begins with a simple challenge ... pay it forward. Do something nice for someone else, without any expectation of receiving anything in return.

    Will Lind got his start in the sport working with James Hylton, but he went on to have a LONG and successful career with Richard Childress Racing and was probably best known for changing rear tires on Dale Earnhardt’s Flying Aces/Junkyard Dogs pit crews of the late 1980s and early 90s.

    This week, Will talks about his hardcore early days in the sport, when he went to GREAT lengths to carve out a place for himself in the garage, his beginnings with RCR and the Dale Earnhardt he knew away from the track.

    The September 2, 1982 issue of Grand National Scene marked a fairly significant milestone in the publication’s history. It was Scene’s first issue with a standard tabloid size, rather than the folded, two-cover format it had used since its very first issue back in the spring of 1977.

    In the pages of that week's issue, it wasn’t exactly breaking news that Darrell Waltrip won at Bristol. This was his fourth in a row there, but it wasn’t exactly easy … and surprise of all surprises … there was just a wee little bit of controversy that night.

    Bobby Allison and Harry Gant weren't exactly happy with NASCAR or Darrell Waltrip. Dave Marcis wasn't happy with Terry Labonte, and Terry Labonte AND Billy Hagan weren’t happy with Dave.

    After reading co-host Steve Waid's column, Jimmy Means probably wasn’t very happy either after being made fun of for being so skinny. And finally … Bill Elliott … yes, THAT Bill Elliott got downright chatty with Gene Granger about the never-ending battle between Ford and General Motors, his season to date and safety.

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

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 197 -- Medal of Honor Recipients-NASCAR Fans Joe Marm and Bob Patterson

    Episode 197 -- Medal of Honor Recipients-NASCAR Fans Joe Marm and Bob Patterson

    NOTE: This episode contains vivid descriptions of the experience of combat. It may be too intense for some listeners.

    For this very special Memorial Day release, host Rick Houston had the honor of sitting down with Medal of Honor recipients Bob Patterson and Joe Marm to discuss their stories, their interest in NASCAR and why Bob is a big Kyle Busch fan.

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

    Please consider supporting the production of this podcast via:

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    EPISODE 196 -- TIM BREWER PART 3

    EPISODE 196 -- TIM BREWER PART 3

    In the epic third and final installment of our interview with longtime NASCAR crew chief Tim Brewer, Tim talks about his and Junior Johnson’s 1991 suspension after a big engine was found in their car at Charlotte. He also remembers Bill Elliott coming on board with the team in 1992 … the early success … and then the crushing disappointment of losing out on that year’s championship.

    And if you thought Tim didn’t hold anything back in the first two installments of our interview … THIS episode is truly something to behold.

    Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid then thumb through the May 30, 1991 issue of Winston Cup Scene, which featured coverage of Davey Allison's dominant win in the Coca-Cola 600 and the furious response of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Childress. There's also news of Tim Brewer and Junior Johnson having their suspensions reduced from twelve weeks to four races.

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

    Please consider supporting our show via:

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    • 1 hr 27 min

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