The Lead Lap NASCAR Show

The Lead Lap NASCAR Show

The Lead Lap Podcast with Sam Forman & Chris Bernard. 

The longest Running NASCAR Show in The South has found a new home as it moves from Saturday’s 10am-12pm on 99.1 The Sports Animal and AM 990, to a podcast that can be found every Tuesday and Friday at 1pm ET on and all major podcast platforms. Podcasts presented by Roane State Community College, “where we put students first!”

Tune in as the Lead Lap honors its 24 year run on radio in Knoxville and celebrates its 25th season bring Knoxville and East Tennessee the best NASCAR and racing coverage. 

The Lead Lap show crew:  

Sam Forman – Host  

Chris Bernard – Co-Host & Producer  

Show Host Sam Forman – He produces 99.1 The Sports Animal’s morning show, SportsTalk Monday-Friday from 6am – 9am, Golf Talk, the high school football scoreboard, halftime and wrap up show. Sam has been a part of the Lead Lap since 2020 and also produces 99.1 The Sports Animal’s coverage of UT Athletics. 

Sam is an avid sports, wildlife and nature photographer and can also be found at UT sporting events taking photos.  

In addition to all things racing, Sam is a baseball, football, hockey & basketball fan. For more from Sam check out the Forman Files & follow him on Twitter HERE.   

Show Co-Host & Producer Chris Bernard – In addition, to his roles on The Lead Lap Podcast Chris also produces shows on WNML’s sister stations WIVK and NewsTalk 98.7 WOKI. He is also a studio engineer and fill-in network producer for the Vol Network. 

Chris is an avid lifelong fan of motorsports spanning from F1 to endurance to NASCAR. He is excited to be a part of the Lead Lap and help to bring you well-produced shows with excellent content every week.  

Tuesday Show Features

News & Notes

Weekend Race Recap 

Media Pass

The Big 3

Weekly F1 Report

Friday Show Features  

News & Notes 

The Top 5 

Stock Watch

Race Weekend Rundown 

Track Facts 

Race Picks 

Listen to both editions of The Lead Lap each week by heading to, your favorite podcast site or anywhere on the free Sports Animal app. 

You can interact with the show and follow the latest updates from the Lead Lap Crew by liking The Lead Lap Facebook Page and following the show on Twitter @LeadLapCastWNML  

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