Letarte on Location

By Steve Letarte

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When you’ve spent more than 20 years of your life on the road as a NASCAR crew chief and NBC analyst, you’re bound to meet some interesting characters along the way. Letarte on Location brings you closer to all kinds of personalities that Steve has connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit. So sit down, buckle up and get ready for some “off the grid” conversations.

Episode Date
Episode 06 - Jenna Fryer, Jeff Gluck, & Nate Ryan

Steve is on location from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the 103rd running of the Indy 500 where he is joined by three of motorsports' top journalists - Nate Ryan (NBC Sports), Jenna Fryer (Associated Press) and Jeff Gluck (The Athletic). They discuss some of the trending topics in racing including why Fernando Alonso and McLaren failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.

May 29, 2019
Episode 05 - Chase Elliott

Steve goes on location from Georgia’s famed Dawsonville Pool Room where he talks to NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Chase Elliott. The 23-year old sensation returns to his hometown after a thrilling victory at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday, the fourth of his ever-growing Cup Series career. Steve and Chase discuss what it’s like being the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott. Chase also reflects on his rise up the racing ladder, as well as being teammates with 7-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.

May 01, 2019
Episode 04 - Jimmie Johnson

Steve is on location at Richmond Raceway with 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The pair discuss Johnson's preparations for the 2019 Boston Marathon which took place Monday, April 15. Johnson completed all 26.2 miles in a time of three hours, nine minutes and seven seconds. Johnson's marathon came less than 48 hours after running 400 laps (300 miles) in his #48 Chevrolet at Richmond on Saturday night.

Apr 16, 2019
Episode 03 - Jay Frye

Steve is joined by INDYCAR President Jay Frye on location from the famed Pagoda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Steve and Jay discuss the state of INDYCAR, including the upcoming race at the Circuit of the Americas (Austin, TX) and the Indianapolis 500, which will be seen - for the first time - on NBC. Frye also talks about how he went from playing football at the University of Missouri to becoming a successful executive in both NASCAR and INDYCAR.

Mar 21, 2019
Episode 02 - Doug Yates

Steve sits down with Roush/Yates Engines President & CEO Doug Yates at the Waffle House in Cornelius, North Carolina, which was the favorite restaurant of NASCAR Hall of Famer and Doug's father Robert Yates (1943-2017). They discuss several topics, including the growth of the famed Roush/Yates engine shop and the history of Robert Yates Racing. Steve and Doug also share what it was like being on different sides of battles between Jeff Gordon & Dale Jarrett.

Mar 08, 2019
Episode 01 - Doug Duchardt

Steve is on location at the famed Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida where "Big" Bill France organized a meeting in December 1947 to discuss the future of stock-car racing and conceived NASCAR.

Steve catches up with Doug Duchardt, currently the Chief Operating Officer at Chip Ganassi Racing. They discuss their time working together at Hendrick Motorsports, Doug's experience at St. Louis Cardinals fantasy camp, and the season outlook for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Feb 19, 2019
Letarte on Location Teaser

Get ready for Steve Letarte's new podcast! First episode will air Tuesday, February 19th.

Feb 18, 2019