Inside ChampCar Podcast

Inside ChampCar PodCast
Inside ChampCar

Inside ChampCar is the weekly deep dive into the TireRack.com ChampCar Endurance Series. Hosted by veteran sports broadcaster and producer, Brian Bielanski, and ChampCar's director of marketing, Bill Strong. Each week we will discuss the races, the happenings, and talk with team owners, drivers, and crew. Episodes are released every Thursday morning on the Racing Wire Podcast Network on your favorite podcast platform.
You can also listen directly, using the players below!


Season 1


S1 Episode 17
May 19, 2022
On episode 17 of Inside ChampCar we back at the 8+7 hour at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit... Our tech tip will help you avoid a stinky situation -- and our guests are the dynamic due from Kruger Tuned racing.
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S1 Episode 16
May 12, 2022
This week on the big show we look ahead to the 8+7 hour at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. Episode 16 also has a hot tech tip -- and our guest is AJ Jackson from The Follow on Mission... he's a great guy... working with a great non-profit that helps veterans.
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S1 Episode 15
May 5, 2022
This week on the big show we recap The Championships at the Ozarks... it was a tail of two races... we chat with the owner of the Championship Winning Visceral Racing Porsche 944. We also have a great tech tip and we'll take sneak peak at the next race.


S1 Episode 14
April 28, 2022
It's a big weekend for the ChampCar Endurance Series... In episode 14 of Inside ChampCar, we preview The National Championship in the Ozarks. It's a new track... with a big prize on the line. We fill you in on all you need to know. Our guest... well let's just say he's ChampCar's version of the international man of mystery... We also have a tech tip and a whole lot more! **Note - The BOD meeting was postponed to a later date.***
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S1 Episode 13
April 21, 2022
In episode 13 of Inside ChampCar, we recap everything from a very special event at Palm Beach International Raceway. We catch up with Kimberlee Hendricks ChampCar driver and President of Hendricks Motorsports. We also have our tech tip and we look ahead to the National Championship in the Ozarks.


S1 Episode 12
April 14, 2022
In episode 12 of Inside ChampCar, we recap the chilly Road America weekend. We talk with the race winners on both Saturday and Sunday JSK Racing. We also have our tech tip and we take a look at next week's race at Palm Beach. Today's tech tip - Dip Sticks.


S1 Episode 11
April 7, 2022
In Episode 11 we recapped a soggy Daytona 14 Hour race and chatted with John Hurley -- the owner and one of the drivers of the race-winning Danger Racing Group. We also preview this weekend's race at Road America.


S1 Episode 10
March 31, 2022
In episode 10 of Inside ChampCar, we go all-in on the Daytona 14 Hour Enduro. Our guest is Kyle Lockrow... he's driven everything from stock cars to IMSA and the ChampCar Endurance Series. He has a ton of laps around Daytona and shared some tips. He also announced a cool new sponsor. You check out Kyle here - https://kylelockrow.com/


S1 Episode 9
March 24, 2022
Episode 9 of Inside ChampCar is a look back at last weekend's races at NCM Motorsports Park. We also talk with two great guys... Ronnie Killion and Kenny Barnett. They built the K&H Motorsports Mustang. This build has very interesting beginnings... and the end result is spectacular. This week's tech tip we talk sound!


S1 Episode 8
March 17, 2022

On Episode 8 of Inside ChampCar we recap all the action at Harris Hill and we hear from race winners Lone Star Rallycross. We also preview this weekend's race at NCM Motorsports Park... and we go bench racing with one of the people instrumental in bringing you ChampCar Live... Paul Veltum.


S1 Episode 7
March 10, 2022

Episode 7 of Inside ChampCar is a big show! We recap VIR and we preview Harris Hill. We have our tech tip and our guest is Justin Andress -- one of the drivers of the RVA Graphics and Wraps E30 BMW #411 that won at VIR. He's also a champ car board member.


S1 Episode 6
March 3, 2022

On Episode 6 of Inside ChampCar we break down what you need to know about this weekend's race at VIR and we chat with former IMSA and Trans Am driver David Kicak. He share's some amazing stories from his pro racing days and talks about why he loves racing with the ChampCar Endurance Series.


S1 Episode 5
February 24, 2022

Joining us on Episode 5 of Inside ChampCar... Team principal of Momo Champ Mazda Miata Hillar Kalda.


S1 Episode 4
February 17, 2022

Bernie Myers of Blue Shells Ford Focus talks IndyCar and the REAL ChampCar. You decide.


S1 Episode 3
February 10, 2022

Road Atlanta Debrief with winning NLS Racing crew chief Cliff Beisler


S1 Episode 2
February 3, 2022

Road Atlanta preview and we speak with rBank driver and car builder Andrew Johnson


S1 Episode 1
January 27, 2022

The premier featuring ChampCar CEO Dana Morrison


About Brian Bielanski

Brian Bielanski has lived a parallel life of motorsports and journalism for more than 30 years. He started in motorsports in 1986 as his father’s 16-year-old “crew chief” on SCCA FV, Sports Renault, and IT Honda CRX efforts. He has also competed in, and plans to compete again, in SCCA Club racing, Autocross and Road Rally. As a journalist he’s worked in news in network staff positions with CNN and CBS and local news in seven markets from LaCrosse, Wisconsin to New York and Los Angeles.

About Bill Strong

Bill Strong started his auto racing adventure while serving in the United States Air Force in the early 1980s. After attending the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, he had to get involved in racing. He got back to the USA in the mid-80s and started autocrossing. In 2009, the 24 Hours of Lemons made it easy to go W2W racing. The wild ride began. But when he heard about the ChumpCar World Series in late 2009, he attacked the concept of W2W racing without the pageantry.
In 2016 ChumpCar hired Bill to redesign and run the websites and handle the social media. Bill retired from the University of Virginia in 2017 and took the position of the Director of Marketing at ChumpCar. He was instrumental in rebranding to ChampCar. In addition, Bill attends almost all of the ChampCar events and is the onsite technical engineer, producer, and broadcaster for ChampCar.Live.