1340 WJOL-Joliet, 850 WAIT-Chicago, and 1220 WKRS Waukegan have formed a radio network to provide the Chicago metropolitan area exclusive race week coverage for the inaugural NASCAR and IRL weekends at Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Illinois. The stations will provide complete race weekend coverage including interviews from drivers, along with six traffic reports per hour to assist fans to and from the brand new state-of-the-art facility and MRN coverage of both NASCAR races. Scott Slocum, coordinator of the Chicagoland Speedway Racing Network and program director of 1340 WJOL-Joliet said, ?To be the exclusive and official radio network of a track with this much prestige is an unbelievable honor for 1340 WJOL-Joliet, 850 WAIT-Chicago and 1220 WKRS-Waukegan. It demonstrates our commitment to Chicagoland Speedway of Joliet and the race fans to bring Chicagoland the most in depth NASCAR and IRL coverage, not just on race weekend, but every weekend as an MRN affiliate.? ?It is an honor to have a local media group like NextMedia as a partner of Chicagoland Speedway,? said Chicagoland Speedway General Manager/Vice President, Joie Chitwood. ?We are pleased with the commitment the network has given to keep the race fans updated on traffic situations as well as all of the pre and post-race action.? The Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Illinois Radio Network will provide ten hours of live pre-race and post-race coverage for the NASCAR Busch Series and the Tropicana 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series events. Labor Day weekend, the network will provide similar coverage for the Indy Racing Northern Light Series and the ARCA RE/MAX Series races. The NextMedia Chicagoland Speedway Racing Network is a division of NextMedia Group, which owns and operates 13 radio stations throughout the Chicagoland area.
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