Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Winston Cup Champion Darrell Waltrip, Michael Waltrip began racing go-karts in the Midwest in the late 1970s and early 80's. But when Waltrip first broke into NASCAR it wasn't with a bang. Though his NEXTEL Cup career began in 1985, by the year 2000 he had gone 462 starts without a win and had earned only two pole positions. That's why it was such a surprise when racing legend Dale Earnhardt chose Waltrip to drive the NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet for his new DEI racing team. That changed everything. After that, Michael went on to win a number of races, including two Daytona 500s. Now in semi-retirement from racing, Michael runs his own racing team, is the host of "Inside NASCAR" on Showtime, has organized a comedy tour, and is on a book tour promoting his new work, "In the Blink of an Eye." Follow Michael on Twitter and facebook.
Comedian Pat Dixon spends much of his time in New York City when he's not on the road performing. And while he's there, he often reads thew news. And being that he's a comedian, he can't help but have an opinion on the goings on in the world. And what better outlet for those stories, ripped from the headlines, than the BOB&TOM Show. In other news, Pat Dixon is has a brand new comedy CD titled, Goodbye Forever Fatty that is also now available on iTunes. Follow Pat on twitter and facebook and check out his new podcast, "The new York City Crime Report w/ Pat Dixon."
Whether talking about cake, bacon, wearing robes, or getting sick from eating hot pockets, Jim Gaffigan is one of the funniest men in America. Not only is he one of our favorite guests, he's also been a regular on Conan O'Brien's show, has appeared on a number of sitcoms and has released a number of fantastic comedy specials, including the new one available for download on his website, "Mr. Universe." Jim Gaffigan is currently on a cross-county tour so make sure to check out his website for upcoming show dates and locations, and pre-order his new book, Dad is Fat. Follow Jim on twitter and facebook.