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 134 -- BUTCH MOCK PART 1
In the first of a two-part interview, former Rahmoc Enterprises co-owner Butch Mock remembers his beginnings in the sport in South Florida, the decision to make the move to Winston Cup and the struggles he and Bob Rahilly faced once they got there. After going through several drivers in a few short years, an opportunity with Neil Bonnett and Warner Hodgdon finally brought the team to prominence, only to see a deal with Richard Petty and Mike Curb fall apart at the last minute. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid pick through the September 21, 1978 issue of Grand National Scene, which featured coverage of Bobby Allison's dominant win at Dover, the first and only pole position of longtime independent driver J.D. McDuffie's career and suspicions that Darrell Waltrip had lightened his car by dumping buckshot on the track at Bristol.
EPISODE 133 -- WARD BURTON PART 2
Ward Burton remembers his move to Bill Davis Racing, that first Winston Cup win at Rockingham, the 2002 Daytona 500, his not-so-pleasant split from the Davis operation and his adherence to The Code. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid tackle the October 26, 1995 issue of Winston Cup Scene, which featured coverage of the terrible confusion at the end of Ward's first Winston Cup victory, Rick Mast's dominant run foiled by engine trouble, an incredible Busch Series finish and a feature on Bahari Racing show-car driver and cancer survivor Mark Hayes.
EPISODE 132 -- FIRESTORM PREVIEW
Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid discuss and share clips from the upcoming 10-episode documentary podcast series, Firestorm: 2000, 2001 -- The Years That Forever Changed NASCAR.
EPISODE 131 -- WARD BURTON PART 1
Not only did astronaut Doug Hurley command the first crewed Demo-2 SpaceX mission to the International Space Station last summer, he is also a HUGE NASCAR fan. Doug joins us this week as a guest co-host. Our interview is the first of what will be a two-part conversation with Ward Burton. This week, Ward discusses his love for the outdoors, his stint in military school, a potential college major, living out in the woods, his relationship with younger brother Jeff and his entrance into the Busch Series, which culminated in his first career victory at Rockingham. In our second segment, we go back to the March 5, 1992 issue of Winston Cup Scene, which featured coverage of Bill Elliott's first win with car owner Junior Johnson and that first win for Ward at The Rock.
EPISODE 130 -- JEFF HAMMOND PART 3
In this installment of our interview, Jeff Hammond remembers escapades with Dale Earnhardt and his attempts to bring Earnhardt into the Junior Johnson & Associates fold. Instead of hiring Earnhardt, however, Johnson brought former foe Darrell Waltrip on board. And while Waltrip's reception with his new teammates was quite frosty, he went on to capture Winston Cup championships in his first two years with the Johnson organization. Finally, Hammond discusses Waltrip's very serious accident in the 1983 Daytona 500. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid break down the March 25, 1982 issue of Grand National Scene, which featured coverage of Waltrip's early season victories at Bristol and Atlanta. Finally ... stay tuned to the very end for a special announcement of an upcoming documentary podcast series.
EPISODE 129 -- JEFF HAMMOND PART 2
In the second installment of our interview with Jeff Hammond, Jeff remembers his impression of Darrell Waltrip before DW came to Junior Johnson & Associates as the team's driver ... and Johnson's reaction to Cale Yarborough's decision to leave the team at the end of the 1980 season. In our second segment, hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid pick through the June 8, 1980 issue of Grand National Scene, which featured coverage of Cale Yarborough leading all 420 laps at Nashville, a commentary by photojournalist David Chobat and a highway accident involving Ed and Faye Negre.
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Scene vault podcast
Simply the best NASCAR related podcast. Focused on historical aspects with in depth interviews of former competitors, promoters, executives and more. Not even Dale Jr beats these guys with his own top notch program and I would bet my bottom dollar that a history guy like him never misses an episode. If you remember the good ole days or maybe you’re a younger or newer fan and you have heard some names Rick and Steve bring these larger than life characters to you and you can hear in their own words, who they were, what they did and how they did it and you’re gonna hear something that you didn’t already know, no matter who you are, guaranteed.
The best NASCAR history Podcast!
As a lifelong Nascar fan. I love hearing all the little tidbits of information they provide. I learned something new every week of the sport I love. The format of the interviews, breakdown and recap of the Scene issues. It wraps up everything together. I usually rewatch the races they cover.
Once you by the theme music, this podcast is a must listen to for any true NASCAR fan. The information and history knowledge contained in each episode is beyond belief!!