As most of our listeners are aware by now, Suzy Armstrong announced Friday that she is leaving Sirius Speedway to devote her attention to a number of exciting new projects.
"The Q" will lend her considerable talents to MRN Radio's syndicated "NASCAR USA" and "College Football Country" programs, while also voicing weekly NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race recaps on www.motorracingnetwork.com Other projects will be announced in the near future.
Suzy was an original member of the Sirius Speedway cast, alongside yours truly and producer Marty Hough. The cast of characters has changed occasionally over our 7 1/2-year run, with Ryan Horn, Craig Moore, Suzanne Clavette and now Bob Tozzi taking their turn in the producer's chair. Through it all, though, "Suzy Q" was a constant. She delivered the daily NASCAR news with a clarity and confidence that our listeners immediately came to rely upon. She also served as my chief sounding board and "idea person," and exhibited a remarkable ability to derail the show with unexpected comments and observations at the most unlikely of moments. Nobody took Sirius Speedway to "Porno Town" like Suzy!
We shared a lot of laughs over the years, from "Turdis Curner" to her alleged Love Child with former NHRA Champion Gary Scelzi (never proven) and her steadfast insistance that a Martinsville hot dog -- without chili and slaw -- was STILL a Martinsville hot dog. Sadly, we shed a few tears along the way, as well. The passing of dear friends like Darrell Russell, Bobby Hamilton, Eric Medlen, Scott Kalitta and Jim Hunter made for some extremely dark days, but we got through it together, like families do.
Like you, we're sad to see Suzy go. But we're excited that she'll be expanding her horizons, stretching her wings and tackling new projects that she's truly excited about. We're also thrilled to announce that Angie Skinner has agreed to become a full-time member of the Sirius Speedway family, effective immediately. Angie is a true NASCAR insider, and brings a unique mix of knowledge, opinion and scathing wit to the program that I know you're going to enjoy.
To Suzy Q, good luck, best wishes and thank you for all the great years.
To Angie, welcome aboard, we're excited about what lies ahead.