MRN to broadcast NASCAR races on 29 radio stations

Published 4:27 am Tuesday, April 4, 2006

By Staff
BROOKLYN - In 2006, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) will broadcast NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races on 29 different FM and AM Michigan radio stations throughout the state of Michigan, including major markets such as Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor.
MRN Radio coverage of the NEXTEL Cup Series is broadcast by more than 480 affiliate stations around the nation. WDTW 106.7 “The Drive” will carry live lap-by-lap coverage of all 36 NEXTEL Cup Series events in the Metro Detroit area, including the 3M Performance 400 on June 18 and GFS Marketplace 400 on August 20 at MIS.
MRN Radio, which has been broadcasting NASCAR events since 1970, delivers NEXTEL Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series coverage via satellite to over 700 radio stations nationwide plus the American Armed Forces Radio Network. That makes MRN the largest independent sport radio network in America.
Paul Dana Memorial Fund Established: The Paul Dana Memorial Fund for Renewable Energy has been established in memory of the IRL IndyCar® Series driver who passed away in a practice crash at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 26.
Donations can be sent to:
Paul Dana Memorial Fund for Renewable Energy c/o National Bank of Indianapolis 107 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dana raced in two IRL Menard's Infiniti Pro Series events at Michigan International Speedway. He finished 10th in 2003 and 4th in 2004, respectively.
Bill Lester to Qualify for 3M Performance 400 at MIS: Bill Lester is scheduled to qualify on Friday, June 16, for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series 3M Performance 400 at MIS on Sunday, June 18. Lester, who regularly drives the No. 22 Toyota for Bill Davis Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, became the first African-American driver to compete in NASCAR's premier racing series since Willy T. Ribbs finished 37th at MIS in June of 1986. Lester made the starting field for the NEXTEL Cup race at Atlanta on March 19. He started 19th and finished 38th.