Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR” – will be even more accessible during the 2012 racing season with today’s announcement that it has added live web streaming for fans to access MRN race broadcasts and other programming throughout the year.
Beginning with Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway, fans can hear MRN race broadcasts online as well as over the airwaves by visiting www.motorracingnetwork.com. Veteran voices Joe Moore and Eli Gold will anchor the coverage, which also will be heard on more than 350 affiliate radio stations across the country. Motor Racing Network’s live coverage from “The World Center of Racing” will continue Sunday with Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger.
“This has been a long time in the making and the patience our fans have shown has paid off,” said MRN President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. “As we start our 43rd year as ‘The Voice of NASCAR,’Motor Racing Network is excited about the opportunity to reach our fans in the digital media space. This is a dynamic new platform for the network and our affiliate radio stations across the country to serve NASCAR’s growing fan base online.”
NASCAR.com will continue to offer race radio broadcasts as part of the Trackpass subscription product. In addition, NASCAR.com will partner with MRN to offer all fans radio streaming for special events, rainouts and other unique NASCAR coverage.
MRN’s 2012 broadcast schedule features 86 live events from 33 venues, including full coverage from Speedweeks in Daytona that will culminate with the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26. In addition to all races streaming live on MotorRacingNetwork.com, listeners in MRN markets will be able to access the broadcasts on the websites of individual stations which choose to stream the events.
Motor Racing Network’s daily and weekly programming is also part of the agreement. NASCAR Live on Tuesday nights recently launched its 29th year. NASCAR Today – hosted by Woody Cain and Kyle Rickey – is fed to affiliates three times daily featuring breaking news and updates from theNASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Motor Racing Network’s 2012 schedule began last month with a live broadcast from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and included around-the-clock coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. It’ll conclude in December with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet in Las Vegas.
An announcement is expected tomorrow on mobile applications to access MRN Radio broadcasts.