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Encyclopedia > Performance Racing Network

The Performance Racing Network is a radio network controlled by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.. 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. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... 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. ...

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).


  • Doug Rice (co-host)
  • Mark Garrow (co-host)
  • Rob Albright (Turns)
  • Chuck Carland (Turns)
  • Brett McMillan (Pits)
  • Pat Patterson (Pits)
  • Brad Gillie (Pits)
  • Sean Pragano (Pits fill-in)



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