Beyond The Bricks

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-the-bricks/jake-and-mike-chat-with-matt-yocum-about-srx-and-n 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 IMS with Matt, as well as Austin Cindric, and what IMS means to the Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series driver. Later, they discuss classic […]

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-the-bricks/jake-and-mike-return-for-brickyard-week-discuss-by 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 […]

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-the-bricks/jake-and-mike-honor-two-time-indy-500-winner-al-un 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 Al’s” season championship fight with his father in 1985, and we hear both father and son’s thoughts on that battle. They talk […]

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-the-bricks/jake-and-mike-celebrate-rocket-rick-mears 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 Rick’s four […]

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-the-bricks/jake-and-mike-time-travel-back-to-the-1950s 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. […]

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-the-bricks/jake-and-mike-celebrate-the-career-of-a-j-foyt 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 […]

https://omny.fm/shows/beyond-the-bricks/jake-and-mike-look-back-on-career-of-1985-indy-500 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 […]