Thursday, October 25, 2018


Sometimes you get so damn busy you forget to write stuff! It has been a crazy few months but it was time to get here and thank lots of people. RPM and RUSS have taken off well beyond what we thought it ever would and so many folks have had faith in the idea to give a shot.

This concept was in our heads for awhile but as always the first step was the hardest and once that happen it seemed to be easier. A higher power affords the chance to do cool things but once he gives the go it takes help and this little network and show has had lots of help and more importantly people that believe in what can happen. We are ever grateful to the folks that taught, corrected, directed and observed what makes an idea like this work. So many people believe and stand by what this deal is intended for and that makes it all worth it for our team.

To have great support from Genuine Austin Radio (104.9 The Horn), Texas Motor Speedway, Five Flags Speedway, The CARS Tour, COTA, Kreuz Market and so many drivers and operators that share time with us is flattering and this is only the start.

Thank you all for your support and get ready for the future, it's going to be a fun ride.


Monday, April 30, 2018

22 and Crew in Dega Victory Lane

Joey Logano has been steady as can be this season. Sunday the Ford driver took his 22 car to victory lane at Talladega winning the GEICO 500 by .127 seconds over Kurt Busch. Logano led a race-high 70 laps including the final 42 en route to the win.

Ford drivers were the class of the field once again at the 2.66 mile superspeedway as they have been for the bulk of the 2018 season with pole winner Kevin Harvick finishing fourth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr fifth, David Ragan sixth and Aric Almirola seventh. The only non Ford in the top seven was Chase Elliott in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Elliott was a sitting duck in the final laps as he waited for anyone in the lead pack to make a move but it was not to be as the field stayed in line racing back to the stripe. Stenhouse seemed to be the car that could make the push on the outside but that move never came as the defending race winner settled in line with the pack.

Brad Keselowski and Paul Menard picked up the first two stage wins as Logano trailed second in both. Both stage winners were eliminated in the final stage as Jimmie Johnson spun in turn 3 taking several others as well in the process.  Kyle Busch who entered the event with a 3 race winning streak was relegated to a 13th place finish in his Toyota after a pit road speeding penalty at the end of the second stage.

The win was the 19th of Logano’s career and third at Talladega that also broke a 36 race dry spell dating back to Richmond last year, that win incurred a post race penalty.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Dover International Speedway for the next event Sunday

Monday, April 9, 2018

Texas Motor Speedway weekend

TMS once again hits a home run. It seems so often that there is something that tries to throw a curve, well this time it was Mother Nature but not so much rain.

Temperature Saturday morning were in the low 30's, in April! Track temps in the 50's but the show went on and to the race fans that stayed in the stands for that one you are the MVP's!

Sunday was not near as bad but still nippy, The O' Reilly Auto Parts 500 had a little of everything. Close racing, grinding crashes, penalties you name it. In the end Kyle Busch outran Kevin Harvick for the win. Just as expected as the race ended the weather actually felt warm.

RPM Radio TX had another great experience at TMS, great folks to work with and the hospitality and respect from the team there in No Limits, TX is much appreciated. Big thanks and much love to Rachel Plant "The Picture Taker" for putting us up in the must be new Holiday Inn in the Trophy Club area; as mentioned on our live prerace show (which is at or RUSS FB Page) there is NO WAY we would have booked something that nice ourselves.
Mike Haag of Raceday SA is not only a valued resource but a great friend and Mike helped us make some amazing connections as well as jumping in on RUSS.

Weekend ended perfectly with TMS President Eddie Gossage trying to say "you are listening to the Revved Up Sports Show on RPM Radio TX" ... we will fill you in.
TMS see you in June or November; everyone else we will see you the next we see you!


Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 .. let's call it almost done

Well here we go time to cap off another year with best of lists, the year that was, who did what so forth and so on.
We talk lots of sports on this network so that's about what you would expect here. In reality it's time to thank everyone that has made this fun little idea a pretty damn nice success this year.

The Monster Energy NASCAR and Supercross series' along with Texas Motor Speedway have boomed us nationwide, taking chances on some local guys that just like watching and talking about those sports. So much that our Revved Up Sports Show will head to syndication in 2018.
Every local short track in Texas has embraced what we do and have made RPMTX & RUSS the place where big announcements have been made about 2018, that's awesome! In 2018 we will cover local racing both 2 and 4 wheels better than anyone here.. mark my words. FOX 7 Austin has continued to give us great love and that is so appreciated here at home. Tim Bryant and 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida home of the Snowball Derby brought us to the 50th annual event. The biggest short track race in the US.

High School sports are huge here and our schools have embraced our coverage and this too will only grow in 2018. This brand of broadcasting has many great folks that pioneered it and RPMTX thanks the great K-MAC Sports and Hays County Radio groups for the "crossover" effects. We seem to be proving that we can all work together. Pretty damn novel concept these days.

The best for last.. the folks that all contribute to these shows and network. Bobby Chaffee, Kevin McAdams, Sang Cao and most importantly their families that allow the network to steal family time. All of you that listen to what we do, it is still pretty surreal to see the numbers we pull in and that is because all of you that keep coming back and contributing. Each time you click a live, archive or FB live broadcast you help grow this product.

Finally and MOST important is our GOD that have given us this life to do that we do on RPMTX. Goes without saying everyday we are so thankful for what has been given to us.

Get ready for 2018 we have big plans and ideas, can't wait to have you all along for the ride!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NASCAR finale felt good to me

Look, before you skip this read because of the title hear me out. I know the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and organization have changed, I'm the most old school change resisting person around here when it comes to stock car racing. It's not the same, these guys aren't like the dudes we grew up with, the cars look odd and alike and what the hell is a 500 mile race with pauses? Well it's the entertainment business and that is what main stream sports are. Here's a tidbit short track is too.. we racers are entertainers but that's for another post.

The Sunday race crowned a driver as champion that has been over so many obstacles he could run hurdles in 2022 for the US Olympic team. Truly a feel good story for Martin Truex Jr, his team, his family and lady and in a time with all the negative sports stuff this one just feels good! A normal guy with what was an underfunded race team work hard, earn the respect they needed to get to the next level and go to the top of the sport. Sorry to disappoint many but that is what NASCAR needed and probably wanted to happen and they got it.

The irony that on the day the top face Dale Earnhardt Jr drives away in the sunset as he parties with his friends and soaks up every moment the sport gets the story that will take them into the next generation and in my opinion, gain some popularity. Dale Jr made race fans truly appreciate the sports we love with his total appreciation to everyone around him.. you don't see that in the NFL I hate to say. Said it on the radio Monday night as I sat in my chair toasting these guys I felt like I was in the pit area after a Saturday night show.

Thanks Truex for bringing some emotion and warm feelings into NASCAR as we close 2017 I can only hope that rolls along in '18. Jr, man you made this NASCAR thing cool for lots of people I am glad you let your personality drive your career, you my man are a Hall of Fame lock and I look forward to the day we get you in there.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Texas Football

I know we have heard this for years, and I know I bleed burnt orange but I am going to tell you the future is bright for UT football and the program.

It has been a long struggle full of "it's tome" moments since that '09 national title game time after time we have anointed a new savior but this team and most importantly this staff gets it. I talked to Rod Babers before the San Jose St game he said as he pointed to my Texas shirt "That is a target".
Texas is a program that even through the years of 5 win seasons and jokes commands respect to this day. It's a bowl game to play Texas. Lots of schools around here have improved and are players but there is one TEXAS.

Tom Herman and his staff have these players trained to do well and even with close losses to USC and OU are giving them that taste of winning that has been lacking for years. There is a freshman QB living his dream to lead this program and the results are about to be seen. I heard some one say this program will win as long as TH is here; he will not leave he wants to be in Austin and more importantly knows that those horns stand for.

Buckle up friends Texas is about to go on a run we have all been longing for.

Hook Em!


Friday, August 25, 2017

You Probably Need to Go

Man we love to watch that weather and many of us think that we are actual weather people. We like to give the weather folks a hard time when they miss a rain event but hey, we are dealing with the atmosphere. We joke about accountability and being wrong when it comes to the forecasters.

BUT THIS TIME friends in South and portions of Central Texas... I don't really think they are going to miss this one. Everything seems to point to a disaster, usually there is at least one model that disputes the our weather friends but hell even the tamest one this time has destruction written all over it. So this time let's take the warnings and be smart head leave if needed. TXDOT has information put together so follow this link if needed.

God Bless you all and God Bless Texas, hope to see and hear from you all soon!