2019 The Talk of Gasoline Alley

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The 2019 episodes of The Talk of Gasoline Alley began Monday May 6 on 107.5/1070 The Fan (WFNI).


For Podcasts & Downloads of 2019 episodes, see Indy 500 Coverage at 107.5/1070 The Fan

For Downloads of 2000-2018 episodes, see Audio Downloads

For The Talk of Gasoline Alley Episode Guides from 2000-2019, see TOGA Episode Guides


2019 weeknight broadcast schedule:

  • 107.5 FM / 1070 AM The Fan WFNI
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EDT): Trackside with Curt Cavin & Kevin Lee
  • 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (EDT): Donald Davidson’s The Talk of Gasoline Alley

Monday 5-6-2019: New co-host Tony Donahue; 2019 IMS Museum Mario Andretti exhibit, 1969 winning car at the Smithsonian, First caller of the month is Mike from Vernon Hills, Mari Hulman George (includes Mari as an owner, former 500 drivers invited back to the track, also NASCAR champions at the 1994 Brickyard 400), the 1969 race, Gary Stanton, Jud Phillips (Dave from Marion), Jacques Villeneuve, Troy Ruttman at the French Grand Prix.

Tuesday 5-7-2019: Follow up on Jud Phillips, Duane Sweeney, Purdue Band at the 500, also- Back Home Again in Indiana, James Melton, balloon release, Neil Armstrong in the Purdue Band, relief drivers that drove a significant part of the race, winning relief drivers, the Novis at other tracks, Chuck Rodee, existence of former winning cars (not really answered), Ebb Rose.

Wednesday 5-8-2019: STP sticker on the Borg-Warner Trophy in 1969, Rolla Vollstedt (Paul in Racine), also Art Pollard, George Snider, Dr, Vincente Alvarez, Bob Wente, year with the most cars entered, year of the race most busy with stats, lap leader records.

Thursday 5-9-2019: 3.2 million bricks, history of the bricks and installation, Rocky Moran, Scott Brayton, also the 1989 race hypothetical scenario, Bobby Unser autograph session, Angelo Angelopoulos of the Indianapolis Times, Josele Garza, Mike Hiss (Jerry in Delphi), Sam Posey.

Friday 5-10-2019: Pat Patrick and Gordon Johncock, also STP sponsorship, Borg-Warner Trophy, trophies used before 1936, Danny Kladis (also the Grantelli brothers), Mack hellings, Tom Beale’s Diner (includes Floyd David & Al Miller knife in the wooden leg story), Sterling Moss’s father (Alfred E. Moss) at Indy and as a dental student in college in Indiana.

Saturday 5-11-2019: IndyCar Grand Prix

Sunday 5-12-2019: No show due to Mothers’ Day.

Monday 5-13-2019: Jimmy Bryan, cars using the name “Special”, drivers that participated in World War II, Victory Banquet.

Tuesday 5-14-2019: Follow-ups from Monday night (Don Lee Special, Victory Banquet, drivers from WWII), pre-war equipment in the 1946 race, last pre-war car to compete, Arnie Knepper (Jerry in Delphi), Boy Scouts semaphore story, Eddie Hearne (Mike in Vernon Hills), most relief drivers for one car, Eddie Russo.

Wednesday 5-15-2019: Bruce McLaren, Sid Collins (includes early history of the IMS Radio Network), Jim Gilmore, Wally Dallenbach, Clark Auto Company Special, Dick Rathmann.

Thursday 5-16-2019: The Novi engines (the Winfield), also Duke Nalon driving the Novi, Granatelli’s Novi cars, A.J. Foyt pole in 1974, Jerry Hoyt on windy Pole Day 1955, Mel Kenyon, Hoosier Hundred.

Friday 5-17-2019: Follow-up on Mel Kenyon, the Mystery Eagle, Jerry Grant in 1972, history of the grandstands, little bit about the Snake Pit, Doug Sheirson and the Domino’s Pizza Hot One car, Maurice Kranes and the Kraco entry, Donald working with Lou Palmer during time trials. Jackie Stewart, also Jackie Stewart state police story.

Saturday 5-18-2019: Time Trials

Sunday 5-19-2019: Time Trials

Monday 5-20-2019: 1919 race with Rene Thomas on the pole and Howdy Wilcox the winner (vs. 2019 with Simon Pagenuad and Ed Carpenter), qualifying shockers – Penske in 1995, Rodger Ward in 1965, Bobby Rahal in 1993, Jack Turner, mention of Bobby Unser at the museum, 1923 Bugatti Team, Prince Decystria, some names from the IMS Radio Network.

Tuesday 5-21-2019: Follow-up on Martin de Alzaga (Kay Williams), Harry Miller, Tony Gullota, tracks Donald would like to visit, Studebaker Ronthe Special in 1930, Wilbur Shaw 1944 tire test at the Speedway, Cal Niday, Willie Davis (Dave from Marion).

Wednesday 5-22-2019: Lee Elkins, Travis “Spider” Webb, more on the Purdue Band in 1919, five members of the Andretti family – Jarett would be the sixth, Carl Scarborough, also the 135 mph Tramp Club, Jimmy Doolittle with the Cummings Diesel team in 1931 (hand signal story), milk choices, public address announcer Bob Funcannon, Smokey Yunick.

Thursday 5-23-2019: Twitter & E-mail only show…Discussions about the upcoming weekend events, Al Unser Sr., drivers that were friends off the track, Spike Gehlhausen, drivers that stayed in houses nearby in the Town of Speedway, Hoosier Hundred.

Friday 5-24-2019: (Carb Day) Tom Carnegie, Borg-Warner Trophy, Wilbur Shaw, includes the 1941 garage fire “use last” tire story.

Saturday 5-25-2019: No show

Sunday 5-26-2019: Race Day drive home show

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