MRN At Full Speed Bringing Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler to Open Fan Forum

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Motor Racing Network (MRN Radio), a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation (ISC), and SPEED have partnered to bring NASCAR fans unfettered access to top drivers and racing personalities through MRN at Full SPEED, a Q&A fan forum to be conducted prior to the start of each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at ISC-owned facilities throughout the year. 

 

Currently scheduled to appear at Richmond International Raceway during this weekend’s NASCAR doubleheader are Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot Chevrolet, Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge, MRN’s Barney Hall and Doug Fritz, President of Richmond International Raceway.  MRN at Full SPEED will take place on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the SPEED stage located on the midway near Fan Fest Presented by Chevrolet.  Race fans will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat with the panel, emceed by MRN’s Joe Moore. 

 

“The fan forum will be a great opportunity for our fans to interact with some of the greats in NASCAR today,” said Fritz.  “The SPEED stage, located on our midway, will allow all of our fans access to the event, which makes for a fun and festive atmosphere.”

 

“This is a great opportunity for our fans to interact with the top celebrities in our sport,” said Fritz.  “The SPEED stage is located in an area that is accessible to all of our fans and I encourage everyone to take part in the open forum, it should be a lot of fun.”

 

SPEED™ is the nation's first and foremost cable television network dedicated to motor sports and the passion for everything automotive. From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. Now available in more than 78 million homes in North America, SPEED is among the fastest-growing sports cable networks in the country and, the home to NASCAR on SPEED and an industry leader in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services. For more information, please visit SPEEDtv.com, the online motor sports authority.

 

face="Times New Roman">MRN Radio is the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming.  Their award-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to more than 600 radio stations nationwide. 

 

MRN Radio is the largest independent sport radio network in America.  For more information on MRN Radio, visit www.mrnradio.com.  MRN Radio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually, as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.iscmotorsports.com.

 

Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday, May 2 Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Friday, May 1 Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.  Tickets for Friday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race also include practice and Wawa Pole Qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series.  Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only. Tickets for both races can be purchased by logging on to www.rir.com or calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

 

About Richmond International Raceway:

Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events, two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series and an open-wheel racing weekend featuring the IndyCar Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the

fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit www.rir.com online.

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