TCP 006: A Masterclass with World Championship Race Car Driver, Randy Pobst

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This week I’m honored to have one of America’s most accomplished professional race car drivers, Randy Pobst, on the show to discuss his life and love of going fast, especially around corners!

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Many of you may know Randy as the hot shoe who sets lap times for MotorTrend’s Best Driver’s Car series and also hosts his own show, The Racing Line. Yet, prior to that, Randy was a professional race car driver with over 90 career wins and has served as a factory driver for automakers like Porsche, Volvo Polestar, Mazda, and Audi, to name a few.

It was a joy having Randy on the show and I certainly learned a lot about corners, thinking ahead and going fast. If you want to learn more about Randy, check out the links below.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Randy’s early years in Europe influenced his interest in cars [1:00]
  • Randy’s first driving experience after getting his license [5:00]
  • Randy’s love of corners on the race track [7:40]
  • The evolution of Randy’s passion for auto racing starting with Autocross [8:00]
  • How Randy almost won his very first race [21:00]
  • The natural laws of passing and how to avoid crashes [27:00]
  • The time Randy coached Jessi Lang, host of The J-Turn, on how to master corners [38:30]
  • How Randy finds his fundamental focus on the track [41:00]
  • Randy’s rituals and best practices ahead of big endurance races [48:30]
  • How Randy feels about job security in this industry [56:10]
  • Randy’s retrospective after his crash at Pikes Peak in 2015 [1:04:00]
  • How Randy’s family and friends feel about his safety [1:13:10]
  • Randy’s fears on and off the track [1:16:30]
  • The people who had a big impact on Randy’s life [1:20:50]
  • The time someone tried to kill Randy and how it helped him be successful [1:25:00]
  • Fast Volvos, M3s, and cars that impressed Randy recently [1:38:40]
  • What’s next for Randy [1:53:50]

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6 thoughts on “TCP 006: A Masterclass with World Championship Race Car Driver, Randy Pobst”

    1. It was a pleasure having you Randy! And yes, thanks for noticing…must have been thinking about your racing team, TPC Racing! If you ever get tired of this racing thing, I see a bright future for you as an online editor 😉

    2. I really enjoyed hearing this, thanks so much for doing it. ALways fun chatting with you on FaceBook.

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