Tuesday, July 01, 2014

MRN Headed To The Knoxville Nationals

Motor Racing Network is headed back to the prestigious Knoxville Nationals for the third straight year next month, to air four special editions of “Winged Nation.”

Co-hosts Kendra Jacobs and Steve Post will be on location at Knoxville Raceway in Central Iowa from Aug. 6-9 to spotlight the 54th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores.  The annual World of Outlaws Sprint Car showcase is known simply as the “Grand Daddy of Them All.”

“For NASCAR enthusiasts, their ‘Super Bowl’ is the Daytona 500 and open-wheel fans see the Indianapolis 500 the same way,” said Motor Racing Network President and Executive Producer David Hyatt.  “The Knoxville Nationals is the premier sprint car race on the calendar and MRN is proud to be associated with this great event once again in 2014.”

“Winged Nation,” a weekly look at the world of sprint car racing, is now in its fourth season – streamed each Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. (EDT) exclusively at www.MRN.com.  The four special one-hour broadcasts from Knoxville will stream each evening at 5 p.m. (local time), originating in front of a live audience behind the main grandstand at Knoxville Raceway.

In addition to the live audio stream, the shows will be available through the TuneIn app for mobile devices, and on demand through iTunes and in the Media Center at MRN.com.  That week’s regularly-scheduled airing of “Winged Nation” will be available at its usual time on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

The 54th Knoxville Nationals encompasses a four-day format unmatched in all of dirt-track racing.  Qualifying will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, with additional qualifying and heat races leading up to the champion being crowned on Saturday night, Aug. 9.

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