The Motor Racing Network (MRN) is the principal radio broadcasting operation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), promoting themselves as the "Voice of NASCAR". MRN was founded in 1970 by William H.G. “Big Bill” France (the founder of NASCAR) and broadcaster Ken Squier. Its first broadcast was the 1970 Daytona 500.

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  • The Motor Racing Network (MRN) is the principal radio broadcasting operation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), promoting themselves as the "Voice of NASCAR". MRN was founded in 1970 by William H.G. “Big Bill” France (the founder of NASCAR) and broadcaster Ken Squier. Its first broadcast was the 1970 Daytona 500. MRN is a subsidiary of the Frances' International Speedway Corporation, and broadcasts coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Xfinity Series races at tracks owned by ISC as well as Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway. It also has exclusive coverage of the entire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Other NSCS and NXS races are held at tracks owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Both SMI and IMS have their own radio networks (Performance Racing Network and the IndyCar Radio Network), unrelated except for the appearance of Doug Rice on IndyCar Radio during coverage of the Brickyard 400. The Sprint Showdown qualifying race and NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race are also broadcast on MRN, despite being held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the headquarters of SMI. Many stations have affiliations with both MRN and PRN in order to air a full NASCAR schedule. Broadcasts of Sprint Cup and Formula One races receive MRN's highest ratings and hence the greatest station clearance (number of stations carrying the broadcasts). Audiences for the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series are considerably smaller, and hence lower station clearance. Some MRN affiliates broadcast all three series, but the lower series may be preempted by other events. In addition to NASCAR races, MRN had exclusive coverage of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship (IMSA now does the radio broadcasts) and FIA Formula One World Championship, including the United States Grand Prix, which returned in the 2012 season at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas and offers other race related programs. (en)
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  • The Motor Racing Network (MRN) is the principal radio broadcasting operation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), promoting themselves as the "Voice of NASCAR". MRN was founded in 1970 by William H.G. “Big Bill” France (the founder of NASCAR) and broadcaster Ken Squier. Its first broadcast was the 1970 Daytona 500. (en)
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