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F-R Racing's Garage Talk

71 EpisodesProduced by D.J. Fluck & Erik RichardsonWebsite

Become a Paid Subscriber: F-R Racing co-founders D.J. Fluck and Erik Richardson to talk about the week in auto racing (F1, NASCAR, or IndyCar) and recap our iRacing league, Wednesday Night Dash on Stadium Scene TV. We know you lose interest after 15 min… read more

71 Episodes | 2022 - 2023

2023 Season Finale, F1 Season Wrap, NASCAR's New TV Deal

December 2nd, 2023


Now that the Formula 1 season is done, it's time for us to take a little time off from the show, but we'll be back in early January! Erik and D.J. …

F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix Recap and Wednesday Night Dash Schedule Reveal

November 25th, 2023


D.J. is back from his illness last week (mostly).  We kick off the show talking about D.J. taking on the flu and food poisoning at the same time and how at one point his wife had to call 911 and have paramedics come to …

NASCAR Championship Weekend Recap, Formula 1 at Brazil

November 11th, 2023


Erik and D.J. kick off this all new episode with some trivia! Now that Kevin Harvick has retired, who are the five most experienced drivers (based on debut date) in the NASCAR Cup Series? Listen and find out!

First off, …

NASCAR Martinsville Recap, Phoenix Preview, Checo's bad day at the Mexico GP

November 4th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back with another episode of F-R Racing's Garage Talk! We kick off the show discussing the events at Martinsville from Ryan Blaney winning, to Richard Childress's No Good Very Bad Day. D.J. defends …

iRacing Fun Races, F1 in Austin, NASCAR at Homestead

October 28th, 2023


In today's F-R Racing's Garage Talk, Erik and D.J. are joined by F-R Racing's Social Media Specialist, birthday boy, and newest Race Control guy, …

WND iRacing Season In Review, iRacing Improvements, NASCAR at Homestead and F1 in Austin

October 21st, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back this week to close out the 2023 Wednesday Night Dash season with a year in review discussion of the ARCA league. We talk about the many lows and how one coaching session with iRacing ARCA Legend,

iRacing Petit Le Mans Recap, Driving The Dallara IR-18, And F1 Hot Weather

October 14th, 2023


A big week for iRacing content on this week's F-R Racing's Garage Talk! We kick off the show by recapping the iRacing Petit Le Mans 10-hour endurance race from Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in the LMP2 class. Erik …

Previewing the iRacing Petit Le Mans, NASCAR at Talladega

October 6th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are airing this episode at an earlier time this week due to the iRacing Petit Le Mans starting at 6:30pm eastern time on Stadium Scene TV. The live broadcast will run from 6:30pm to 4:30 am (as long as the …

iRacing at Nashville Superspeedway, F1 at Suzuka, NASCAR at Texas

September 30th, 2023


Thank you once again for tuning into F-R Racing's Garage Talk! In this week's episode we recap the week in our iRacing Leagues, first with the Behind Closed Doors IR-18 IndyCar league heading to Belle Isle, Erik's 2nd …

"I beat your favorite driver. All of them.", F1 at Singapore Finish, iRacing Lessons Learned

September 23rd, 2023


Thank you again for listening to F-R Racing's Garage Talk! This week we start out talking about the Bristol night race and how Denny Hamlin has taken …

IndyCar at Laguna Seca, NASCAR at Kansas, iRacing Weekly Review, F1 in Vegas Concerns

September 16th, 2023


We kick off the show this week by doing our iRacing Weekly Review: Behind Closed Doors (IR-18 IndyCar league) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and …

Critiquing D.J.'s driving, 2023 iRacing Season 4 Preview, Zandvoort Track Scan

September 9th, 2023


Today's episode is a little different as you can tell from the video preview. D.J. is sitting at his sim rig and pulls up iRacing to look at race …

The Week in iRacing, Formula 1 Talk, Ryan Preece's Wreck, Motorsport Games Financials

September 2nd, 2023


Thank you again for tuning into F-R Racing's Garage Talk with more than 3500 listeners strong! Please hit the subscribe button on your favorite podcast platform. We really appreciate your support!

We're back and we're …

Talking Racing Movies, IndyCar Silly Season, iRacing Road Courses

August 26th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back this week and we kick off the episode by talking about the week in iRacing, first D.J.'s (brief) surprise appearance on Tuesday's Behind Closed Doors series at his arch-enemy track of Laguna Seca …

IndyCar and NASCAR at Indianapolis, iRacing League Racing, Indy Oval Discussion

August 19th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back this week with an all new episode of F-R Racing's Garage Talk! In this week's episode we talk about week 2 of the iRacing Behind Closed Doors Dallara IR-18 Series and D.J. making an appearance …

iRacing at Dover, Michigan International Speedway Trip, Indy Weekend

August 12th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back with another episode of F-R Racing's Garage Talk! In this week's episode, we talk about our experiences this week with Wednesday Night Dash on  @Stadiumscene  from Dover Motor Speedway. Erik and …

iRacing ARCA at Charlotte, NASCAR at Richmond and Road America, AFSP 200 Charity Race

August 5th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back and talking about why D.J. missed Wednesday Night Dash (spoiler: parenting) and Erik's rough night and run-in with not one, …

Erik goes to Iowa Speedway, Wednesday Night Dash iRacing Recap

July 29th, 2023


Erik is back from Newton, Iowa and he has a lot of stories to share about his experience at Iowa Speedway. We talk about how he acquired one of the official event signs, his experience at Hy-Vee the big sponsor of the …

iRacing Intentional Wrecking, Wednesday Night Dash Preview, IndyCar at Iowa

July 22nd, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back and talk about the Wednesday Night Dash exhibition race at Auto Club Speedway and hype the upcoming season in the ARCA Menards cars (see below for a link to join the league). We also unveil the …

Changes in F1, IMS Museum, IndyCar on Peacock, NASCAR in ATL

July 15th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back with a lot to talk about this week! Formula 1 has a familiar face returning to the grid after a driver was unceremoniously …

Chicago Street Race Recap, Track Limits, Mid-Ohio

July 8th, 2023


We broke the 3000 all-time podcast listens threshold last week. Thank you again for all your support of F-R Racing and F-R Racing's Garage Talk. When …

F-R Racing's Two Year Anniversary Special and Chicago Street Race Preview

July 1st, 2023


D.J. is back from vacation and we have a lot of milestones to celebrate (hence the long episode). First, this week is the two-year anniversary of the formation of F-R Racing, LLC. We're celebrating breaking 1000 …

D.J. on Vacation, Formula 1 in Canada, IndyCar at Road America, WND Recap w/ Taka Timmerman

June 24th, 2023


D.J. is out of town this week and F-R Racing Social Media Specialist, Taka Timmerman fills in for him. Erik and Taka start off the episode talking about Max Verstappen winning once again over the weekend in Canada and …

iRacing Rudskogen Motorsenter, 2023 Le Mans, Garage 56, NASCAR at Sonoma

June 17th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back with another all-new episode of Garage Talk! In this week's episode, we kick off the discussion about our Wednesday Night Dash league at iRacing Rudskogen Motorsenter. The GT3 cars have been a …

NASCAR at Gateway, IndyCar in Detroit, F1 in Barcelona, and 2023 iRacing Season 3 Big Update

June 10th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back with a new episode. There were some interesting moments with NASCAR at Gateway and F1 in Barcelona (like a double podium for Mercedes), but probably the most interesting part of the weekend was …

Indy 500 Recap, Rain in Charlotte, iRacing GT3 Struggles

June 3rd, 2023


Taka is back from Japan and joins Erik and D.J. for an all-new episode of F-R Racing's Garage Talk! We spend the bulk of the time this week breaking …

Indy 500 Qualifying Drama, RLL and Graham Rahal, North Wilkesboro, and WND at VIR

May 27th, 2023


Indy 500 qualification was full of drama, successes, and failures. You either had a great weekend or an absolutely horrible weekend. There was no …

GMR Grand Prix, Ross Chastain, The Return to North Wilkesboro

May 20th, 2023


We kick off this week's show by discussing Erik's trip to the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The discussion spins off to talking …

Erik's Going to Indy, A Free Giveaway, and the AFSP 200 Charity Race

May 13th, 2023


Erik is back home again in Indiana this week as he prepares to head down to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the GMR Grand Prix. Before we discuss …

Azerbaijan F1 Recap, NASCAR at Dover, Kicking off Indy Month

May 6th, 2023


We start off this episode by introducing the show, then forgetting if we introduced the show after our impromptu camera positioning changes and tribute to Wayne's World. Once the show is actually underway, we talk about …

iRacing GT3 at Road Atlanta, Talladega, and Significant Other Challenge Update

April 30th, 2023


Erik and D.J. recorded this episode after completing the Wednesday Night Dash iRacing GT3 league at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. It was a tough night for both drivers, but it went much better than Lime Rock Park! Hear …

WND Recap, Martinsville, IndyCar at Long Beach, and Significant Other Challenge!

April 22nd, 2023


Erik and D.J. return this week and recap the season premiere of Wednesday Night Dash iRacing league, the challenges of switching from NASCAR to GT3 racing, and our race struggles. In addition, we talk about some …

iRacing GT3 League, NASCAR on Dirt and Performing in Vegas?

April 15th, 2023


Erik and D.J. just finished the Wednesday Night Dash GT3 Sprint Series recruiting race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and there's a lot to talk about …

NASCAR Stage Racing, IndyCar in Texas, and Formula 1 Australian Chaos

April 8th, 2023


On this week's episode of F-R Racing's Garage Talk, we talk about the Richmond NASCAR Cup Series race and generally how boring it was for the most part. The conversation expands into whether Stage Racing is even …

Penalties, Articles Aging Poorly, and GT LIVE Raceday!

April 1st, 2023


Erik is on the road this week coming to you from Gulf Shores, Alabama as we discuss the week in NASCAR including penalties, Daniel Suarez's …

Hanging with Colton Gardner - WND Season 5 Champion

March 25th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are joined by Wednesday Night Dash Season 5 Champion, Colton Gardner. Colton was the winner of Season 5 of Wednesday Night Dash in the …

Phoenix Raceway Weekend and WND Season Recap Show

March 18th, 2023


D.J. starts the show by cracking open a Michelob Ultra and talking about how he had a near-panic moment when he thought he had broken his brand new Simagic FX Pro racing wheel already (spoiler: he didn't).  He recaps …

Bahrain F1, Indy St Pete, NASCAR Vegas, and Blinking in iRacing

March 11th, 2023


A busy weekend in motorsports as Formula 1 returned with a snooze fest in Bahrain, IndyCar had an exciting event in St Petersburg, and William Byron …

WND iRacing Atlanta Recap and NASCAR Top 75 Drivers Discussion

March 4th, 2023


Erik and D.J. both had bad nights at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Erik discusses his lousy start followed by a black flag and D.J. who was running well …

Daytona 500 Recap and Wednesday Night Dash at iRacing Chicago Street Circuit

February 25th, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back after a week off and joined by F-R Racing Social Media guy, Taka Timmerman.  We initially start to talk about the Wednesday Night Dash iRacing Chicago Street Circuit visit, but get back on topic …

NASCAR 2023 Race Names, Clash at the Coliseum Review, and Chicago Street Circuit

February 11th, 2023


A lot to unpack with the NASCAR season coming up.  We kick off the show by talking briefly about Kyle Busch's legal troubles after a vacation to Mexico and sharing our thoughts on the questionable decision-making to …

Rolex 24 Recap and Busch Light Clash Preview

February 4th, 2023


No Wednesday Night Dash this week, but we are talking Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum and recapping the Rolex 24!  D.J. and Erik recap watching the …

WND Darlington Raceway and iRacing Daytona 24 Recap

January 28th, 2023


Erik and D.J. recorded this episode after completing Wednesday Night Dash on January 25, 2023, at Darlington Raceway.  From technical problems with iRacing, a big crash at the green flag, and a questionable DQ by the …

Wednesday Night Dash Recap, iRacing Daytona 24 Hour Race Preview

January 21st, 2023


Erik and D.J. are back this week recapping the first two weeks of Wednesday Night Dash iRacing Series and breaking down Erik's two wins so far.  In addition to what we look at that went right, we look at what's going …

Interview with WND Champion Tyler Vickery from New Smyrna Speedway

January 14th, 2023


We know Wednesday Night Dash debuted this week, but instead, we're airing a special edition of F-R Racing's Garage Talk where we are joined by the Wednesday Night Dash Season 4 champion, Tyler Vickery.  This episode is …

Goodbye to IndyCar on iRacing & Wednesday Night Dash Preview

January 7th, 2023


We kick off our first show of 2023 by talking about our holiday downtime and a purchase D.J. made over Christmas after a party with him and his buddy …

Emergency Podcast - iRacing IndyCar Licensing Controversy

December 24th, 2022


This was supposed to be an end-of-the-year highlights show, but the surprise notice that iRacing lost its IndyCar Licensing as of January 1, 2023, needed to be discussed.  Erik and D.J. call the emergency podcast to …

IndyCar Marketing Change and iRacing Technical Issues

December 3rd, 2022


D.J. and Erik start the episode with some breaking news about the IndyCar Marketing lead on the way out!  It leads to an unplanned extended discussion about the marketing struggles with the IndyCar series and the …

Interview with Author, Andy Amendola - Red Racer Books

November 26th, 2022


Since the offseason for racing is in full swing, we're changing up our content a little bit in our first of hopefully many interviews, we sit down …

Drama at Interlagos and testing iRacing Xfinity Series Cars

November 19th, 2022


Erik and D.J. tested the iRacing Xfinity cars at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend with the replay over at Twitch or YouTube.  First, they …

2022 NASCAR season is over and Wednesday Night Dash Wrap Up

November 11th, 2022


With the Wednesday Night Dash season officially over, we ran an end-of-year "party" for the drivers in the form of an iRacing GT3 race at Daytona …

Ross Chastain's Wall Ride, F1 Snoozer in Mexico, and Wednesday Night Dash 2022 Season Wrap Up

November 4th, 2022


Erik and D.J. had a bad finish to the 2022 Wednesday Night Dash season, but they're proud of what they accomplished and talk about the people they met and things they learned about running an iRacing league.  We recap …

Tim Cook, F1 Flag Wave and iRacing Iowa Speedway WND Results

October 28th, 2022


Erik and D.J. are back talking about the Wednesday Night Dash event at iRacing Iowa Speedway.  Both drivers had an off night but due to some luck they walked away from Iowa with a 4th (Erik) and a 5th (D.J.) place …

D.J. Missed Wednesday Night Dash?!

October 21st, 2022


Erik and D.J. are back and we're talking about why D.J. didn't show up to Wednesday Night Dash at Michigan International Speedway this week. We break down the race and Erik’s strong first half, but struggles during the …

iRacing North Wilkesboro Speedway ARCA Race Recap

October 15th, 2022


We're recapping the  North Wilkesboro Speedway ARCA race for Wednesday Night Dash on Stadium Scene TV and how bad it went! During the episode, we also break down our struggles, the challenges of driving on a short …

Talladega Racing, Formula 1 in Singapore, and Speculating on Las Vegas Grand Prix Ticket Prices

October 8th, 2022


Erik and D.J. are back this week with a special announcement about next week's Wednesday Night Dash ARCA league race!  Since there was no Wednesday Night Dash race to break down, we skip right to talking about last …

Dual Podium Finish at Talladega on Wednesday Night Dash

October 1st, 2022


Erik and D.J. (along with Taka) had a completely different plan coming into this week's episode, but that was thrown out the window because we spend the entire episode breaking down the amazing race during this week's …

One Year Anniversary of Wednesday Night Dash

September 24th, 2022


Can you believe we've been streaming for a year?  Our stream was originally inspired by the iRacing Dallara Dash series, but using different cars has gone from Erik and D.J. racing by themselves each week to a league …

Discussing ARCA iRacing League at Kansas Speedway feat. Taka Timmerman

September 17th, 2022


We're back and talking Wednesday Night Dash ARCA iRacing League at Kansas Speedway with special guest, Taka Timmerman.  Taka is our social media specialist who you have seen live Tweet Wednesday Night Dash.  You've …

iRacing ARCA Livery Change, NASCAR, WND iRacing League Return

September 10th, 2022


Erik and D.J. are back this week discussing the iRacing ARCA livery update, the world of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway, Scott McLaughlin's dominant day at Portland in the IndyCar Series, and Max Verstappen's win at …

GT3 Endurance Race and Wednesday Night Dash iRacing League Races Preview

September 3rd, 2022


Erik and D.J. are back and discussing the Wednesday Night Dash iRacing League Races (ARCA series) that start on September 7th, but first, we talk about the first entry into the GT3 Endurance Series three-hour race at …

iRacing GT3 Series Announcement with WND Drivers Mark Vicars and Hunter Hughes

August 27th, 2022


Erik is mostly moved into his new house, but he's missed all the action on TV! D.J. had to fill him in on the NASCAR weekend at Watkins Glen and David Malukas and his amazing run at St Louis on Saturday night.  The …

WND Season Wrap Up & ARCA iRacing Season Preview

August 13th, 2022


We're back after an unexpected week off! Erik has big news to share about his family!  Next, we move in and briefly talk about the drama with F1 contracts during the off weeks, move on and talk about Kevin Harvick …

Jeppson's Malort and iRacing at Bristol

July 30th, 2022


We're back with episode 8 of F-R Racing's Garage Talk!  In this episode, Erik and D.J. talk about Ferrari's rough day in France, the on-track (Hamlin vs Chastain) and off-track (Hamlin/Kyle Busch DQs,  drama at Pocono, …

Hanging with WND Driver Kaden McAreavy Jr

July 23rd, 2022


Today we're joined by the Wednesday Night Dash series leader, Kaden McAreavy Jr.  We talk about Kaden's dominant run of five podiums in six races including two wins, and the strategy behind his preparation before the …

Wrecking on the Superspeedway

July 15th, 2022


We jump right into the show and give a brief update about last week's NASCAR race in Atlanta and DID YOU KNOW CHASE ELLIOTT IS FROM GEORGIA?  (Yes, that was sarcasm).  We also talk about Carlos Sainz's rough day at the …

The Halo saved Zhou Guanyu's Life

July 8th, 2022


We didn't have a Wednesday Night Dash officially this week, but we held an exhibition race at the new Atlanta Motor Speedway configuration.  We talk …

F-R Racing's One Year Anniversary Show

July 1st, 2022


I know we promised to keep the episodes at 10-15 minutes, but we're celebrating the one-year anniversary of the formation of F-R Racing.  We start the show talking about that and taking a shot of Jeppson's Malört.  

NASCAR Trivia, Indy Throwbacks, iRacing Update

June 17th, 2022


Thank you again for listening to F-R Racing's Garage Talk.  

In part 1 this week we talk about Daniel Suarez's first NASCAR Cup Series win and do some trivia about other non-US-born Cup Series race winners.  We move on …

Ross Chastain, Belle Isle, and iRacing Updates

June 10th, 2022


Thank you for listening to and subscribing to F-R Racing's Garage Talk. We made it to episode 2!  

In part 1, we talk about Ross Chastain's unfortunate weekend at St Louis and his dust-up with both Denny Hamlin and …

The Pilot, Indy 500 Review, and iRacing Wednesday Night Dash Update

June 3rd, 2022


Welcome to the pilot episode of F-R Racing's Garage Talk!  F-R Racing co-founders D.J. Fluck and Erik Richardson give you a brief recap of the world …

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