6.18 An Early Season Check In With Daniel Wilkerson and Andrew Hines

6.18 An Early Season Check In With Daniel Wilkerson and Andrew Hines

May 7, 2024

On this
episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster host
Brian Lohnes is joined by rookie nitro funny car driver Daniel
Wilkerson and multi-time champion rider turned Vance and Hines crew
chief Andrew Hines. The two guys have unique perspective on the
2024 season and they share it in these conversations. 


For Dan
Wilkerson, it has been a decent start to the 2024 year culminating
in his best race yet in Charlotte at the 4-Wide Nationals.
Wilkerson talks about so many aspects of his evolution as a driver
and the face of his team this season. It is interesting to
understand the working dynamic between he and his crew chief dad
and how they are both settling into what are new roles for each of


Andrew Hines
oversees the tuning of Gaige Herrera’s Suzuki motorcycle and many
aspects of the workload at the Vance and Hines shop. He talks about
the fact that two races in they are still learning, how Richard
Gadson is doing, and why the pro stock motorcycle class is as tight
as it can be with the motorcycles showing up these days. Lohnes
asks him about the controversies coming into Charlotte and
squashing them with a strong win. It’s a wide ranging conversation
about competition, motorcycle drag racing, and more!


Two dynamic
racers doing what they do to succeed in the tough world of the

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