Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Motor Racing Network Amps Up In August

August is one of Motor Racing Network’s busiest broadcast months and the pace picks up this week with a return to Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway. 

There’ll be four special editions of “Winged Nation” streamed exclusively at, starting Wednesday and running through the final day of action on Saturday, Aug. 10, to wrap up the Knoxville Nationals – part of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.  Co-hosts Steve Post and Kendra Jacobs will be on location at Knoxville Raceway in Central Iowa for the “Grand Daddy of Them All,” the 53rd Knoxville Nationals. 

“Winged Nation,” now in its third season as part of MRN’s schedule of exclusive online programming, is a weekly look at winged sprint car racing.  It’s heard only at each Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. (EDT). 

The four special webcasts from Knoxville will stream from 7 to 8 p.m. (EDT) each night and can be heard locally on KNIA-AM 1230.  They’ll also be available on mobile devices and at TuneIn. 

In addition to the online coverage from Knoxville Speedway, the weekend of Aug. 10-11 features a Nationwide-Sprint Cup Series doubleheader from Watkins Glen International and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series from Road America. 

MRN’s August broadcast slate also includes road-course action from Kansas Speedway and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, superspeedway racing from Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and a return to short-track competition at Bristol, Tenn. 

The weekend of Aug. 17-18, will feature four races from three venues including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup events from MIS.  The Nationwide Series is at Mid-Ohio and Kansas Speedway will host the inaugural SFP Grand Prix for the Rolex Sports Car Series. 

MRN’s busy month will end Wednesday night, Aug. 21, with the University of Northwestern Ohio 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. 

And in addition to servicing its traditional network of radio partners, MRN will continue to provide live coverage of Sprint Cup Series qualifying streamed exclusively at for upcoming races at Watkins Glen International and Michigan International Speedway. 

Motor Racing Network’s 2013 broadcast slate features 88 live events being aired from 34 venues.  The schedule opened with the Rolex 24 at Daytona in late January.  It’ll conclude in December with coverage of the annual Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas.

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