With Motor Racing Network now rolling into its 45th year of NASCAR coverage, it welcomes Detroit affiliate WDFN-AM 1130 to its nationwide lineup of radio partners.
WDFN will deliver “The Voice of NASCAR” to race fans throughout the Motor City and surrounding counties starting with the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 23. WDFN “The Fan” is a 50,000-watt powerhouse owned by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
“Our Radio Partnerships group has worked tirelessly in adding WDFN to our roster of affiliate stations,” said Motor Racing Network President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. “Detroit is a key market for NASCAR and the same holds true for MRN. We’re proud to be launching our 45th year of broadcasting and honored to have ‘AM-1130 The Fan’ on board.”
In addition to coverage of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series, WDFN will also air weekly MRN programming throughout the season including “NASCAR Today,” a two-minute twice-daily newscast hosted by Woody Cain and Kyle Rickey … featuring race results, driver interviews and breaking news.
WDFN’s slate of MRN-produced race broadcasts will include both of this season’s stops at Michigan International Speedway, on June 15 and Aug. 17.
“We’re happy to welcome WDFN as an MRN affiliate,” said MIS President Roger Curtis. “Detroit’s an important market to Michigan International Speedway, but it’s also a great sports town. We’re thrilled that NASCAR and auto racing will have the exposure and coverage in this market – right up there with the NHL, NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA.”
The station’s 2014 schedule of NASCAR coverage will conclude in mid-November with the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Motor Racing Network launched this year’s broadcast schedule with flag-to-flag coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25, the season-opening race of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. In fact, WDFN will also air MRN’s live coverage of that series’ event at Belle Isle Park in Detroit on May 31.
The network’s 2014 slate, which features 88 events from 37 venues, resumes later this month with exclusive radio coverage of Budweiser Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway culminating with the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 23. Air time is 12 p.m. (EST), with live streaming at MRN.com.