William Theodore Ribbs is a retired American race car driver, racing owner, and sport shooter known for being the first African-American man to have tested a Formula One car and to compete in the Indianapolis 500.
At the top of the show, the guys give an update on the GoFundMe setup for the liquor store owner who recently called in. Adam also updates Bryan and Gina on the progress of turning the Willy T. Ribbs story into a feature film. Willy then jumps on the line and talks with the gang about how he’s been experiencing the protests that have been happening over the last couple of weeks. Adam also asks Willy about hanging out with both Muhammad Ali and Bill Cosby at the heights of their powers, as well as updates on Willy’s son and Willy’s thoughts on Dan Gurney, John Singleton, and the old animated series, Gumby. Before the break, the guys take fan phone calls about having a Race Summit, Adam’s recent Houston performances, and a new phrase for action movies. PLEASE SUPPORT TODAY’S SPONSORS! Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com HelloTushy.com/ADAM CrossRope.com/ADAM MethodMed.com enter ADAM BetOnline enter PODCASTONE
Willy T. Ribbs calls in to discuss his work ethic, the Indy 500, and updates on developing his story into a TV show. Plus, Adam talks with Dave Mason about bad hits in the NFL, and the leadup to the Super Bowl. PLEASE SUPPORT TODAY’S SPONSORS! Pepsi Lifelock.com enter ADAM TommyJohn.com/ADAM Geico.com BetOnline.AG, promo code Podcast One
Had the opportunity to speak to one of my boyhood racing idols, Willy T Ribbs. We talk about his career going through formula cars, racial challenges driving in the States to driving in Europe. Driving for Dan Gurney and then racing in Indy.  Enjoy 
In 1991, Willy T Ribbs became the first African-American driver to take part in the Indianapolis 500 - the biggest motor sport event in the USA. He talks to Jo Parsons about his long battle for sponsorship and the inspiration of Muhammad Ali. (Photo: Willy T Ribbs. Credit: Associated Press)
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Jan 3rd, 1945
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3 hours, 4 minutes