Thursday, March 10, 2016

Motor Racing Network Gears Up For Western Swing

As NASCAR continues its three-week tour of the western United States, Motor Racing Network joins the journey with full coverage of both weekends from Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. 

“The Voice of NASCAR” opens it March broadcast schedule with live coverage of Sprint Cup Series practice from PIR on Friday at 12:30 p.m. (ET).  The network also will air both races from the one-mile desert oval including Saturday’s XFINITY Series Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200.  Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Blaney will join MRN anchors Eli Gold and Dan Hubbard as guest analyst. 

The broadcast of Sunday’s Good Sam 500 will be anchored by Joe Moore and Jeff Striegle with analysis from NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace.  MRN’s in-race reporter will be Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon.  Air time for the fourth race of the season is 2:30 p.m. (ET).

In total, MRN will broadcast seven hours of Sprint Cup practice from Phoenix and Fontana over the next two weekends as well as both qualifying sessions.  In addition to servicing a nationwide network of affiliate stations, all broadcasts are streamed live at and on the MRN App. 

“In March, we collectively catch our breath after the pace of Speedweeks and get fully oriented to the season ahead,” said MRN President and Executive Producer David Hyatt.  “At Phoenix this weekend, we’re honored to have Ryan Blaney join us in the booth for Saturday’s XFINITY Series race and pleased to have driver Austin Dillon as a partner on Sunday.” 

Motor Racing Network kicked off its 47th year of motor sports coverage last month from Daytona International Speedway as NASCAR began its 68th season.  From 27 tracks in North America, MRN will deliver live coverage of 71 races spread across NASCAR’s three top national series: Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Trucks. 

Motor Racing Network’s 2016 broadcast schedule once again concludes with live coverage of the Sprint Cup Series Awards from Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 2, with live streaming at and on the MRN App.

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