NASCAR to Air Live on Two Chicagoland Stations for Remainder of 2011 Season, WCCQ-FM 98.3 & WWYW-FM 103.9
Joliet, Ill. – April 11, 2011 – As the 2011 NASCAR season starts to pick up speed, Chicagoland Speedway and Motor Racing Network (MRN) announced today a new partnership that will deliver “The Voice of NASCAR” to race fans in the Chicagoland area and the surrounding counties.
With the support of Chicagoland Speedway, MRN Radio has added Illinois affiliates WCCQ-FM 98.3, a country station in Crest Hill, and WWYW-FM 103.9, oldies, in Dundee to its network lineup. The agreement includes the remaining MRN-produced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series broadcasts this season, starting with Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 in Talladega, Alabama which will air at Noon ET.
“We are thrilled to announce this exciting broadcast partnership as we embark on our 10th Anniversary season,” said Chicagoland Speedway President, Scott Paddock. “The combination of 98.3-WCCQ, Y-103.9 and MRN provide a natural fit that will benefit our race fans and help expose the excitement of NASCAR to a broad Chicago-based audience.”
In addition to its national Sprint Cup Series coverage, the two stations will air all NASCAR events being run at Chicagoland Speedway in 2011, including a stand-alone Nationwide Series race June 4, and three events in the sanctioning body’s top touring series—NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Camping World Trucks—that make up the track’s fall weekend Sept. 16-18.
“We’ve been “The Voice of NASCAR” for more than 40 years, a period of time in which stock car racing has evolved into a truly national sport,” said MRN President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. “This partnership among MRN, Chicagoland Speedway, WCCQ and WWYW gives all four entities a clear voice in the Midwest that will serve race fans in that part of the country very well.”
Sunday’s MRN broadcast of the Aaron’s 499 will be anchored by Barney Hall and Joe Moore, and will be heard on more than 400 stations across the country and in Canada.
ABOUT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY
Celebrating its 10th year of racing, Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill. The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Along with Route 66 Raceway, a drag racing facility located on the same property, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com .
ABOUT MRN RADIO
MRN Radio , beginning its 42nd year of broadcasting, is a division of International Speedway Corporation and the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing, sports car racing and related radio programming. MRN’s award-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to over 650 radio stations nationwide plus the American Forces Network. MRN Radio is the largest independent sports radio network in America.