Ep.60 – Dr. Jerry Punch

You think you’ve heard it all, then you hear Dr. Jerry Punch. An MD by profession, a broadcaster by trade, this likable Tennessee-native has created a niche exclusive to him, carving out a four-decade career that has combined his experience as an ER doctor with his love of motorsport and college football to become a true legend of the sport. Dr. Punch has been a pitman reporter in NASCAR since the 1980’s, as well as the Indy 500, but also ran an ER in Daytona Beach for several years, before starting his own practice. Be ready to hear some amazing tales of driver recovery, life on the road and much, much more. Dinner was served at Calhoun’s on the River, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Music was provided by Freek (available on CD Baby). Thanks to Continental Tire for all of their support, and Acura for providing a great car.

2 thoughts on “Ep.60 – Dr. Jerry Punch

  • November 22, 2017 at 10:49 am
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    Thanks so much for bringin us the Dr. Punch interview. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the Driner with Racers episodes (the Level 5 special is just awesome) but this was a cut above the rest. I’ve been watching Dr. Punch on race coverage for decades but never knew his backstory, his medical career or his medical contributions at the track. What an exceptional individual whose enrichened so many lives on air as well as medically and yet so humble. I listened to it twice back to back this morning and was misty eyed a couple times. Thanks so much.

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  • November 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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    This was great, thanks for taking the time Dr. Jerry. I grew up watching you during NASCAR broadcasts, great stories.

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