Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is among the drivers scheduled to compete in the 100-lap special event that will run in two segments. MotorRacingNetwork.com will stream live coverage starting at 8 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 26, with Dave Moody and Steve Post anchoring the broadcast.
This marks the second year that Hamlin has held his charity event at RIR in conjunction with the track’s annual spring Sprint Cup/Nationwide Series doubleheader. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which raises funds for individuals and families suffering from cystic fibrosis. Fans can make donations by visiting www.dennyhamlinfoundation.org.
“What a great way for Motor Racing Network to get the Richmond weekend started,” said President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. “We tip our hat to Denny Hamlin, his foundation and everyone at Richmond International Raceway for embracing this event and allowing MRN to be part of it.”
Thursday’s race is part of the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Division … but with a twist. A number of big-name NASCAR drivers are competing including Hamlin himself, Stewart, Jeff Burton, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch – a two-time winner of the special event.
Thursday’s webcast at www.motorracingnetwork.com, will kick off three straight days of MRN coverage from Richmond International Raceway. The live broadcast of the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 for the Nationwide Series will follow on Friday night at 7 p.m. (EDT). Motor Racing Network’s weekend will wrap up with the Capital City 400 Presented by Virginia is for Lovers Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
MRN’s 2012 broadcast schedule features 87 live events from 33 venues, including full coverage of both NASCAR races from Richmond International Raceway this weekend. In addition to serving a nationwide network of affiliate radio stations, all programming is streamed live at individual stations’ websites, at www.motorracingnetwork.com and on mobile devices.