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NASCAR To Feature Live Race Audio

Webcasts allow fans to follow the action of their favorite series
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
February 23, 2011 - 5:03pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced today that NASCARHomeTracks.com will feature live internet radio broadcasts of 32 touring series events, beginning with Thursday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season-opener at Phoenix International Raceway.

NASCARHomeTracks.com is NASCAR.com’s official home for touring and weekly series news and results. The live radio broadcasts will be provided by the team from Speed 51 Radio, headed by SPEED announcer Bob Dillner.

The broadcasts will feature flag-to-flag coverage of many of the top events in NASCAR’s touring series, including the championship season finales in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to bring the racing action at our short tracks to fans across North America,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “There is no substitute for being at the race track, but this is yet another avenue for fans to follow their favorite drivers and series wherever they may be.”

Among the highlights on the broadcast schedule include the annual combination race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series on May 21 at Iowa Speedway, and the first NASCAR Whelen Modified/NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour special event on Sept. 11 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

The announcement comes on the heels of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kickoff, which saw NASCAR K&N Pro Series alum Trevor Bayne capture the Daytona 500. The broadcasts provide fans a unique opportunity to following the next wave of stars as they gain valuable experience competing in NASCAR’s regional touring series.

"This is a unique opportunity NASCAR is providing its fans, teams and marketing partners and we are excited to be part of it,” Dillner said. “I was there for the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season back in 1985 and we (Speed 51 Radio) all have a lot of experience with each of the touring series. We all have a passion for this and we hope that is portrayed this year on the NASCAR Hometracks Radio broadcasts."

Speed 51 Radio has extensive experience broadcasting short-track racing and hosted a live fan event with the NASCAR champions last December in Charlotte, N.C. Dillner and Elgin Traylor will broadcast the Phoenix race, while Dillner and Speed 51 Radio’s Matt Kentfield were part of the team that hosted the pre-event web broadcasts of the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions Awards Gala and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet on NASCARHomeTracks.com in December.

2011 NASCARHomeTracks.com Radio Schedule

Date Track Series
February 24, 2011 Phoenix International Raceway NKNPS West
March 13, 2011 Caraway Speedway NWSMT
March 26, 2011 Greenville Pickens Speedway NKNPS East
April 2, 2011 Hickory Motor Speedway NWSMT
April 16, 2011 South Boston Speedway NKNPS East
April 16, 2011 South Boston Speedway NWSMT
April 16, 2011 All American Speedway NKNPS West
April 28, 2011 Richmond International Raceway NKNPS East
May 1, 2011 Stafford Motor Speedway NWMT
May 21, 2011 Iowa Speedway NKNPS East & West Combo
June 4, 2011 Bowman Gray Stadium NKNPS East
June 11, 2011 Gresham Motorsports Park NKNPS East
June 11, 2011 Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway NKNPS West
June 18, 2011 Langley Speedway NKNPS East
July 1, 2011 Caraway Speedway NWSMT
July 2, 2011 Toyota Speedway at Irwindale NKNPS West
July 15, 2011 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NKNPS East
July 16, 2011 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NWMT
July 30, 2011 Riverhead Raceway NWMT
August 6, 2011 Bowman Gray Stadium NWSMT
August 13, 2011 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NWMT
September 3, 2011 Spokane Speedway NKNPS West
September 5, 2011 Greenville Pickens Speedway NKNPS East
September 11, 2011 Thompson International Speedway NWMT/NWSMT Combo
September 23, 2011 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NKNPS East
September 24, 2011 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NWMT
September 30, 2011 Dover International Speedway NKNPS East
October 2, 2011 Stafford Motor Speedway NWMT
October 13, 2011 Charlotte Motor Speedway NWSMT
October 16, 2011 All American Speedway NKNPS West
October 16, 2011 Thompson International Speedway NWMT
November 12, 2011 Phoenix International Raceway NKNPS West

Schedule subject to change