Dave Sapienza Brings Bushels Of Raw And Uncut Highlight Moments To Unmuffled Episode 60

Dave Sapienza (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

It’s been a week in which NASCAR Whelen Modified driver and team owner Dave Sapienza has had plenty to talk about. 

And on the latest edition of the Unmuffled podcast there was no shortage of talk from Sapienza. 

It was raw, uncut, uncensored, unfiltered Sapienza, who is coming off of his team’s first Whelen Modified Tour win in Saturday’s Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

Sapienza did plenty of celebrating in the immediate moments after the race, but he said he reached out driver Ron Silk following the event. Sapienza said he thought Silk was on his way to victory in the race before late event skirmish with Eric Goodale while he was leading ended his day. 

“If that never … happened to him I’m pretty sure Ronnie Silk would have won the race,” Sapienza said on Unmuffled. “… I seen him walking through the pits and he doesn’t show much emotion, but I already knew, I said: “This kid is pretty pissed off.’” 

On Sunday Sapienza grabbed attention when he called out Fury Race Cars for taking credit for his team’s victory. 

“If I feel something’s not right I’m going to say something,” Sapienza said of his comment on the Fury Race Cars page Sunday. “… If somebody chimed off like they did I’m going to tell them ‘Listen that’s not how it goes in my book.’ I really don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but at some point, a lot of people know me, I really don’t give a [expletive].” 

Ultimately Sapienza said he ended up getting a phone call Sunday from Fury Race Cars owner Darius Grala. 

“He called me and he was like ‘I really think you should listen to me.’ And I kind of listened to him. He went on and on and on. It was kind of a boring conversation. But he had to get some thing off his chest. But I’m saying ‘Listen, what about last year when [Justin] Bonsignore won the championship, everything was LFR, LFR? Nobody brought up Fury then. Why didn’t you say something then?’ I really didn’t catch on what he said. … I would say he’s like a walking encyclopedia. He has all the answers. But are they true?” 

There was plenty more from Sapienza on the Musket 250, Santos, his back and forth with Fury and plans for the rest of the year. 

Stafford Speedway SK Modified championship contender Todd Owen was also a guest on Unmuffled and talked about going to the NAPA Fall Final this weekend looking to capture his first title in the division. 

“Obviously it’s going to play out differently than a normal Friday night, but I think our approach is going to be we just go out and try to get the car to the front,” Owen said. “The only job that we can do is win the race and let the cards fall as they may.” 

We also went back in time to memorialize Modified racing great Bob Potter, who passed away last week. We brought back an Unmuffled interview with Potter from July 2018. 

“I take every day as it comes,” Potter said. “I still want to get back into racing. I still think I’ve got it. I just want to go out and have some fun like I’m having right now with the two-seater. I love it because I have so much fun with it. And plus I’m helping the track out. That’s a great thing.” 



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