THE BLOG
05/09/2009 04:41 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Our weekend broadcasts - Join us!

STEVE PARKER'S CAR NUT SHOW
SATURDAY MAY 9
5pm PACIFIC
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Bad roads cost the average driver in America over $400 a year in extra vehicle
operating costs; drivers living in urban areas with population of over 250,000
pay more than $750 extra a year because of those lousy roads. Steve covers the
facts and figures from American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials ... AASHTO ... and figure out how much money and how long it will take
to get our national road infrastructure back up-to-speed. Fast answer: A lot and
a long time. Then, GM and Chrysler are cutting 25% of their dealers and don't want to pay them a cent. What happens next? Plus, today is qualifying day for the Indianapolis 500 - by show
time we'll know the first 12 starters, including the pole position winner, for
May 24th's race, the 100th anniversary of the Speedway itself. Plus listener
phone calls on everything automotive!

STEVE PARKER'S WORLD RACING ROUND-UP
SUNDAY MAY 10
5pm PACIFIC
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2009-05-09-Danica_Patrick_427_Cobrasportsillustrated Danica Patrick goes, uh, a little over the top while promising her love to a 427 Cobra - probably a replica, anyway; someone must have told her this was for a Carl's Jr commercial...

Winning the Indy 500 becomes a part of a driver's life from that moment
on, with every news story about them for the rest of their lives, right their
obituaries, beginning with, "Indy 500 winner ...". But a lot of people think
winning the pole for the Indy 500 is more important, because the pole winner
gets two weeks of free press worldwide with every story covering the
pole winner. For that reason, many racing and team sponsors would rather their
driver win the pole than the race. Today, Steve covers the Indy 500 pole winner
(and he predicts it'll be Danica Patrick), talks live with a rookie Indy 500
driver, covers the F1 race in Spain and NASCAR at Darlington - and more, with
your phone calls, naturally.