Beyond the Bricks Podcast

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Beyond The Bricks with Jake Query & Mike Thomsen | May 3th - May 28th | Weeknights 8p-9p | Phone: 317-239-1070

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Last Episode : July 29, 2022 8:51pm

Last Scanned : 55 minutes ago

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Jake and Mike recount Marshall Teague's career, Paul Goldsmith at the Indy 500 and Tim Richmond
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Tonight on Beyond the Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen open the show with the history of NASCAR at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jake and Mike discuss just how big of a deal the Brickyard was when it first came to the World’s Greatest Racetrack. Mike displays his impressive memory recounting the drivers who have run both the Indy 500 and the Brickyard. 

Then, Jake and Mike hear Donald Davidson recount Marshall Teague’s desire to run in the Indy 500 and how turned in his NASCAR membership to make it happen. Paul Goldsmith is the oldest living Indy 500 driver and one of the all-time greats. Davidson recounts the career of Goldsmith and his six-year race resume at the 500 as well as his love for flying. To round out the show, Jake and Mike talk about Tim Richmond making the switch from open wheel racing to stock car racing.    

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Published 07/29
Jake and Mike recount Mario Andretti’s 1967 Daytona 500 win, Jim Clark in NASCAR and the Yankee 300
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Tonight on Beyond the Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen discuss drivers that made the crossover between IndyCar and NASCAR. Mike and Jake talk about Mario Andretti winning the 1967 Daytona 500 and how he wasn’t accepted into the series with open arms. Then, we hear from IMS Historian Emeritus Donald Davidson on Fred Lorenzen testing an IndyCar at IMS in 1965. 

Jim Clark drove almost anything with four wheels, including a stock car. Jake and Mike talk about Clark’s career and his run in NASCAR and the one race he participated in at Rockingham. To round out the show, Jake and Mike talk about the Yankee 300, a USAC Stock Car race that was held at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

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Published 07/28
Jake and Mike hear Donald Davidson recount drivers that made the crossover from NASCAR to IndyCar
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Tonight on Beyond the Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen say goodbye to producer Sam Rumpza, for now, and Mike tells the story how he got into TV and radio in Indianapolis and how that parlayed into talking about racing and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Then, Jake and Mike discuss the incident Cale Yarborough was a part of at the 1979 Daytona 500 that put NASCAR on the map, as well as how rare it was for NASCAR drivers to come over to open-wheel racing.

Then, we hear from IMS Historian  Emeritus Donald Davidson on Yarborough at IMS as well as stories on driver Donnie Allison. To round out the show, Davidson tells stories about Lee Roy Yarbrough.

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Published 07/27
Jake and Mike chat with Matt Yocum about SRX and NASCAR at IMS
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On Beyond the Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen chat with CBS reporter and longtime NASCAR on FOX pit reporter Matt Yocum. They talk about the history of NASCAR at Indianapolis, as well as Austin Cindric, and what IMS means to the Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series driver. Later, they discuss classic memorabilia and Marco Andretti winning the SRX series this past weekend.

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Published 07/26
Jake and Mike return for Brickyard Week, discuss bygone Speedway establishments
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Beyond the Bricks is back, and Jake Query and Mike Thomsen look back on the 2022 Indy 500 and how Marcus Ericsson and Pato O’Ward have quickly acclimated to oval racing. They give kudos to Hy-Vee and IndyCar for the highly successful Iowa doubleheader weekend.

With Union Jack in Speedway closing, Jake and Mike talk about some of the Speedway bars and restaurants from yesteryear, and we hear stories about the establishments from IMS historian emeritus Donald Davidson. Later, they pay tribute to former Indy 500 driver Eldon Rasmussen, who passed away in June. 

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Published 07/25
Jake and Mike honor two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr.
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen close out the month by celebrating the career of 1992 and 1994 Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. Jake and Mike discuss Little Als season championship fight with his father in 1985, and we hear both father and sons thoughts on that battle. They talk about his legendary race with Emerson Fittipaldi in 1989, and how Unser handled the crushing defeat.

Finally, Jake and Mike look back on Unsers photo finish victory over Scott Goodyear in 92, as well as his win in the Beast Mercedes-Ilmor engine with Team Penske in 94. To close, they discuss Team Penske's shocking failure to qualify in 1995. 

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Published 05/27
Jake and Mike celebrate “Rocket” Rick Mears
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen talk about arguably the best to ever take to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Rick Mears. They discuss how Mears made his way from Bakersfield, California to the corner of 16th and Georgetown, and how he immediately took to IMS. We hear calls from Ricks four Indy 500 wins, and hear from the legend about his relationship with Roger Penske, why his 1991 victory was the most satisfying, and how he outdueled Michael Andretti during the Diamond Jubilee edition of the Indy 500. 

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Published 05/26
Jake and Mike time travel back to the 1950s
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen go back to the 1950s at the Indianapolis 500. They discuss 1951 winner Lee Wallard, who was burned in a racing accident and saw his career cut short after winning the 500. We hear historic Tom Carnegie interviews with Wallard as well as Bob Sweikert. Jake and Mike look back on many of the heroes that emerged in the decade, and some that were lost too early.

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Published 05/25
Jake and Mike celebrate the career of A.J. Foyt
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen look back on the career of the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four times: A.J. Foyt. We hear historic audio from Super Tex, including his start in racing, his thoughts on all four of his 500 victories, and how he came back from multiple devastating crashes. We also hear from Donald Davidson on Foyts career, as well as former Voice of the 500 Paul Page. 

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Published 05/24
Jake and Mike the story of Janet Guthrie
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen by spending some time on some of the women Indy 500 drivers. A couple of the names that Jake and Mike dive into are Bessie Lee Paoli and Janet Guthrie. Mike and Jake break down how Bessie Lee Paoli was a true pioneer in the sport.

Later, Jake and Mike go through Janet Guthries stories on how she went from racing sports cars to racing in the Indianapolis 500, play some audio on her recollection on how she qualified to become the first women to make the Indy 500, and how she was treated by her competitors in IndyCar.

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Published 05/23
Jake and Mike look back on career of 1985 Indy 500 winner Danny Sullivan
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen look back on the career of 1985 Indy 500 winner Danny Sullivan. We hear from the Louisville native on how he got his start in racing, how he made his way to Indianapolis, and his iconic Spin to Win in 85. Jake and Mike discuss their memories of the spin in the south chute, and how they still cant believe that Sullivan did not hit anything and continued on. 

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Published 05/20
Jake and Mike honor three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti on his birthday
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen honor three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti, who turned 49-years-old Thursday. They discuss Darios upbringing in Scotland, his early career, and his breakthrough with Team Green (later Andretti Green). Jake and Mike recount his three Indianapolis 500 wins, including his rain-shortened victory in 2007, as well as later wins in 2010 and 2012 We hear from Dario about what it means to have his face on the Borg Warner Trophy, and the difficulty of losing some of his friends in racing. 

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Published 05/19
Jake and Mike pay tribute to the 2’s
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen pay tribute to some of the spectacular Indianapolis 500 races that occurred during years ending in two. They look back on Troy Ruttmans victory in 1952, which still stands as the youngest winner in race history. Jake and Mike discuss Rodger Wards victory in 62, Team Penskes first Indy 500 win in 1972 with Mark Donohue, as well as the legendary finishes in 1982 and 1992. 

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Published 05/18
Jake and Mike celebrate some behind the scenes figures of the Indy 500
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen celebrate some behind the scenes figures from the 113-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They talk about former driver/radio analyst Freddie Agabashian. Speedway Public Relations Director Al Bloemker. Later, Jake and Mike learn from Donald Davidson about the impact of Clarence Cagle, long-time IMS superintendent and Tony Hulmans right hand man. They also hear from Donald about Chickie Hirashima, who started as a riding mechanic and later won the race as a chief mechanic. 

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Published 05/17
Jake and Mike discuss some Indy 500 ‘One Hit Wonders’
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On Beyond The Bricks, Jake Query and Mike Thomsen talk about some of the drivers who made one appearance in the Indianapolis 500, for a variety of reasons. They pay tribute to drivers like Dave MacDonald, who died during the 1964 500, but had a very successful career elsewhere before his one Indy 500. 

Jake and Mike talk about Sam Posey, who made just one start at Indy, but became well-known as a TV analyst on ABC. Other drivers include Hector Rebaque, Jacques Villeneuve (uncle of the eventual winner), and Randy Lanier, who funded his racing career in a not-so-legal manner. 

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Published 05/16