Dinner With Racers

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Dinner With Racers
Presentation
Hosted by Ryan Eversley, Sean Heckman
Genre Motorsports
Production
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 73
Publication
Original release November 18, 2015[1] – present
Website dinnerwithracers.com

Dinner With Racers is a motorsports podcast sponsored by Continental Tire and hosted by racing driver Ryan Eversley and Sean Heckman. The duo travel across the United States to interview other racing drivers, team owners, engineers, and general motorsports personalities over dinner. The show has featured individuals from various motorsports series including NASCAR, IndyCar, and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.[2] Each episode closes with music, occasionally from indie bands.

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 1 of Dinner With Racers saw the duo driving around the country in Eversley's Acura MDX, equipped with Continental Tires. The series quickly gained a cult following due to the diverse guest list and quality of the conversations the hosts had. The atmosphere of recording the podcasts over dinner allowed for listeners to feel as if they were also at the dinner table.[3] Highlights of the season include Sean calling motorsports commentator Bob Varsha an "asshole",[4] and spreading the unsubstantiated rumor that Spencer Pumpelly killed a guy.

Season 2[edit | edit source]

After the success of the original season, Eversley and Heckman were approached by Continental about the possibility of creating a follow up season.[5] Announced on Twitter, the Dinner With Racers team allowed fans to ride along with them as they traveled across the country in a Honda Odyssey, significantly increasing their social media sharing and promotion as they visited guests. The second season once again included a great mix of sports car drivers, team owners, and engineers, while also expanding into the world of NASCAR, with guests such as Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Landon Cassill, Kenny Wallace and Marty Smith.[6] A major theme of the series was Bill Riley of Riley Technologies, who was a guest host of the podcast in cardboard form. Bill Riley's performance during the season was considered.. flat. The team also created a music video in his honor.[7] This season spread the unsubstantiated rumor that Johnny O'Connell tried to murder Dario Franchitti.

Episode List[edit | edit source]

Dinner With Racers

Episode Guests Released
1 Andy Lally November 18, 2015
2 Bob Varsha November 18, 2015
3 Rutledge Wood & Tanner Foust November 18, 2015
4 Spencer & Tom Pumpelly November 18, 2015
5 Katherine Legge November 18, 2015
6 Beaux Barfield November 18, 2015
7 Jeff Braun November 18, 2015
8 The Level 5 Special November 18, 2015
9 Kenny Sargent & Crash Gladys (The SpeedFreaks) November 18, 2015
10 Patrick Long November 18, 2015
11 Oriol Servia November 18, 2015
12 CJ Wilson November 18, 2015
13 Erik Valdez November 18, 2015
14 Paul Pfanner November 18, 2015
15 Marshall Pruett November 18, 2015
16 Memo Gidley November 18, 2015
17 Gill Campbell November 18, 2015
18 Sean Johnson November 24, 2015
19 John Dagys November 18, 2015
20 Derrick Walker November 24, 2015
21 Bryan Clauson November 24, 2015
22 Sarah Fisher November 24, 2015
23 Simon Pagenaud November 24, 2015
24 Bill Riley November 24, 2015
25 Jordan & Ricky Taylor November 24, 2015
26 Tommy Kendall, Pt.1 November 24, 2015
27 Tommy Kendall, Pt.2 November 24, 2015
28 Shea Adam November 24, 2015
29 Liam Dwyer November 24, 2015

Dinner With Racers 2

Episode Guests Released
30 Johnny O'Connell December 9, 2016
31 John Eversley December 9, 2016
32 Calvin Fish December 9, 2016
33 Joey Hand December 9, 2016
34 Janet Guthrie December 9, 2016
35 Brad Kettler December 9, 2016
36 Michael Shank December 9, 2016
37 Marc Miller December 9, 2016
38 Landon Cassill December 9, 2016
39 Dan Binks December 9, 2016
40 Kenny Wallace December 9, 2016
41 Kevin “Rocket” Blanch December 9, 2016
42 Mike Hull December 9, 2016
43 Ed Carpenter December 9, 2016
44 NASCARCASM December 15, 2016
45 Matt Hardigree December 15, 2016
46 Justin Marks December 15, 2016
47 Marty Smith December 15, 2016
48 Max Jones December 15, 2016
49 David Hobbs December 15, 2016
50 Hurley Haywood December 15, 2016
51 Don Whittington December 16, 2016
52 Randy Lanier December 17, 2016
53 Eddie Gossage December 18, 2016
54 Peter Cunningham December 18, 2016
55 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (with Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney) December 18, 2016
56 Brendan Gaughan December 20, 2016
57 Alex Gurney December 20, 2016
58 Season Three Special Announcement! July 23, 2017

Dinner With Racers 3

Episode Guests Released
59 Dario Franchitti November 21, 2017
60 Dr. Jerry Punch November 21, 2017
61 Scott Dixon November 21, 2017
62 Doug Boles November 21, 2017
63 Robin Miller November 21, 2017
64 Dorsey Schroeder November 21, 2017
65 Ryan Lewis November 21, 2017
66 Craig Hampson November 21, 2017
67 Craig Hampson: The Young Engineer's Special November 21, 2017
68 Brian Till November 21, 2017
69 Mario Andretti, Pt. 1 November 21, 2017
70 Mario Andretti, Pt. 2 November 21, 2017
71 Parker Kligerman November 21, 2017
72 Scott Tucker: The Racing Story November 21, 2017
73 Scott Tucker: The Business Story November 21, 2017
74 Jeremy Shaw December 15, 2017
75 Alwin Springer December 15, 2017
76 Cole Pearn December 15, 2017
77 Paul Tracy, Part 1 December 15, 2017
78 Paul Tracy, Part 2 December 15, 2017
79 Lyn St. James December 15, 2017
80 Willy T. Ribbs December 15, 2017
81 Alex Bowman January 1, 2018
82 Ryan Blaney December 22, 2017
83 Tony Stewart, Part 1 December 22, 2017
84 Tony Stewart, Part 2 December 22, 2017
85 Chocolate Myers December 22, 2017
86 Robby Gordon December 22, 2017
87 Jeremy Mayfield January 18, 2018
88 Shane Hmiel January 18, 2018
89 Tommy Byrne January 18, 2018
90 Joie Chitwood January 18, 2018
91 Brian Redman January 18, 2018
92 Josef Newgarden January 18, 2018

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