Performance Racing Network

The Performance Racing Network is a radio network controlled by Speedway Motorsports, Inc..

PRN broadcasts all NASCAR-sanctioned Nextel Cup and Busch Series events held at Speedway Motorsports-controlled tracks and assists with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for the both the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the IRL Bombardier LearJet 550k, where their staffers work both races, in contrast to other NASCAR events (mostly ISC, Dover Motorsports, and the independent tracks), which are broadcast by ISC-controlled Motor Racing Network. PRN and MRN have a considerable rivalry for affiliates; some stations are affiliated with all three (IMS also, although PRN jointly produces the IMS race) in order to broadcast a complete NASCAR schedule.

PRN's schedule includes the following:
  • Fast Talk: Doug Rice hosts the show with a rotating host, usually a driver. This show airs on Monday night. The rotating host format was adopted after the death of Benny Parsons, who had hosted the show during the first 14 seasons. It is a call-in show.
  • Garage Pass: Mark Garrow and sometimes Steve Richards anchor this five-minute news commentary weekdays.
  • Alltel Pit Reporters: Brett McMillan hosts a panel-driven show with journalists discussing the issues of motorsports.
  • Sunday Drive: Stephanie Durner hosts the one-hour Sunday night call-in post-race show with a rotating number of former drivers analysing the day's race.
  • ZMax Racing Country: A weekly, two-hour country and western music-oriented programme with news from both the c&w and NASCAR scenes. Top country artists and NASCAR drivers are featured in interviews. This is a 52-week program (no off-season breaks).

Announcers

  • Doug Rice (co-host)
  • Mark Garrow (co-host)
  • Rob Albright (Turns)
  • Chuck Carland (Turns)
  • Brett McMillan (Pits)
  • Steve Richards (Pits)
  • Pat Patterson (Pits)
  • Brad Gillie (Pits)
  • John Roberts (Pits fill-in)
  • Sean Pragano (Pits fill-in)
  • Erin Crocker (Under negotiation)
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Speedway Motorsports

Public (NYSE:  TRK )
Founded 1959
Headquarters Concord, North Carolina (at Lowe's Motor Speedway)

Key people Bruton Smith, founder and CEO
Industry Motorsports
Products Motorsport venues
Revenue $570 million USD
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Sport governing body

Category Stock cars
Area of jurisdiction Canada,United States,Mexico
Formation date 1948
Headquarters Daytona Beach, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina
New York City, New York


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The Motor Racing Network (MRN) is the radio broadcasting operation of NASCAR. It broadcasts coverage of most major NASCAR races at the top three levels of NASCAR: the NEXTEL Cup, the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.
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For similar names see the disambiguation page Stephen Richards
Steve Richards (born 1960), is a British TV presenter and chief political columnist for The Independent newspaper.
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John Roberts (b.October 2, 1965 in Washington, D.C.) is host of the Speed Channel shows NASCAR RaceDay, and NASCAR Victory Lane. John's career started in 1986 at WHSV TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Erin Crocker (born on March 23, 1981 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts) is an American race car driver. She drives the #98 Gillett Evernham Motorsports owned Dodge Charger in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and is a development driver for the team.
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Sport governing body

Category Stock cars
Area of jurisdiction Canada,United States,Mexico
Formation date 1948
Headquarters Daytona Beach, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina
New York City, New York


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William "Bill" Henry Getty France, Sr. "Big Bill" (September 26, 1909-June 7, 1992), was the co-founder of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of United States-based stock car racing.

Background

France was born in Washington, D. C.
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William Clifton France (April 4 1933 - June 4 2007), nicknamed "Bill Jr." and "Little Bill," was an American motorsports executive who served from 1972 to 2000 as the head of NASCAR, the sanctioning body of United States-based stock car racing.
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Michael Helton is currently the president of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). He replaced Bill France, Jr. in November 2000 as the company's third president. He was named the Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR in February 1999.
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Brian France (born August 2, 1962) is the CEO and chairman of NASCAR, taking over the position from his father, Bill France, Jr., in 2003 [1] . He had previously managed NASCAR's marketing department and touring divisions and was involved in the creation of the Craftsman
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Category Stock car racing
Country or region  United States
Inaugural season
Drivers 49
Teams 22
Engine suppliers 4
Drivers' champion Jimmie Johnson
Teams' champion Hendrick Motorsports

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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1981
No. of teams 25
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States
 Mexico

Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1993
No. of teams 23
Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Todd Bodine The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks.
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NASCAR Local Racing is a group of regional stock car racing divisions sanctioned by NASCAR.

Former Divisions

NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division
  • Midwest Series
  • Northwest Series
  • Southeast Series
  • Southwest Series

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The NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series (formerly the NASCAR Winston West Series and the NASCAR Grand National Division, Autozone West Series) is a regional stock car racing division of NASCAR.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1987
No. of teams 19 Fully Active
Country(ies)  United States

The NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series is a regional stock car racing division sanctioned by NASCAR.
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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) (previously the NASCAR Winston Modified Tour and NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series) is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR in the Modified division.
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The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour (WSMT) is a stock car racing series owned by NASCAR and operated in the Southeastern United States as part of its Modified Division.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 1981
No. of teams
Country(ies)  Canada

Most recent champion(s) Andrew Ranger The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is a NASCAR series in Canada. It is the successor to the former CASCAR Super Series.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 2004
No. of teams 35
Country(ies)  Mexico

Most recent champion(s) Rogelio López

Official website www.nascarmexico.
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Sport Auto racing
Founded 2004
No. of teams 40
Country(ies)  Mexico

Most recent champion(s) Abraham Calderón

Official website [1]

The NASCAR Mexico T4 Series
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The Whelen All-American Series (formerly the Dodge Weekly Series) is a semi-professional and amateur auto racing series sanctioned by NASCAR. It is commonly seen as the lowest level of competitive racing sanctioned by NASCAR, and is thus the entry point for a number of aspiring
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The Toyota All-Star Showdown is a nonpoints, all-star race that brings together the top drivers in NASCAR's lower-level series.

It was inaugurated in 2003, and all three events so far have been held at Irwindale Speedway in suburban Los Angeles.
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The AutoZone Elite Division, Midwest Series is a defunct racing league that operated from 1998 to 2006 under the direction of NASCAR. The series raced light-weight late model race cars.
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The AutoZone Elite Division, Northwest Series is a defunct racing league that operated from 1985 to 2006 under the direction of NASCAR. The series raced light-weight late model race cars.
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The NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southeast Series is a NASCAR-sanctioned amateur/semi-pro racing series based in the Southeastern United States. The series was formerly known as the Slim Jim All Pro Series.
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The AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series is a defunct racing league that operated from 1985 to 2006 under the direction of NASCAR. The series raced light-weight late model race cars.
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The International Sport Compact Auto Racing Series (ISCARS) (previously known as the NASCAR Baby Grand National, Goody's Dash Series and IPOWER Dash Series
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