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Monday-Friday: NASCAR Today, 6:50pm

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NASCAR News (courtesy of John Singlar, MRN Radio)

Motor Racing Network and NASCAR lost a legend with the passing of Hall of Fame broadcaster Barney Hall … The post-season Chase format that’s become so popular in the Sprint Cup Series will now be implemented in the X-FINITY and Camping World Truck Series … and three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart suffered a serious back injury in an all-terrain-vehicle accident while vacationing in California that will indefinitely sideline him from competition as the new season is set to begin just days from now at Daytona International Speedway.

BARNEY HALL was a cornerstone of MRN’s NASCAR coverage since the network’s founding in 1970. He died on January 26th from complications following a recent medical procedure. Hall was 83. He was widely known for his calm voice and unmatched storytelling, and missed only four Daytona 500 broadcasts in the fifty-seven-year-history of “The Great American Race.” Hall’s final race broadcast for MRN was on July 6th, 2014.

NASCAR announced in January that the X-FINITY and Camping World Truck Series will each feature a seven-race post-season Chase format to crown a champion, similar to the ten-race “playoff” system now in place for the Sprint Cup Series. The newly implemented championship formats will include two elimination rounds leading up to The Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Twelve drivers will qualify for the X-FINITY Series Chase with eight drivers eligible in the Truck Series. The three series will begin their respective Chases at three different tracks: Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway, X-FINITY Series at Kentucky Speedway and the Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

TONY STEWART suffered a burst fracture of the L-1 vertebra eight days ago. Stewart, driving dune buggies in a group with other NASCAR drivers, was injured as he reportedly landed hard after a jump. He was transported to a local hospital and then flown to North Carolina two days later. Stewart is now recovering from surgery, which was performed last Wednesday. There is no timetable for his return, nor has a substitute driver yet been named … And THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME held its seventh annual induction ceremony last month in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner the latest to be enshrined.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Saturday, 2/13, Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, Daytona International Speedway, 7pm, MRN
Sunday, 2/21, Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway, 12 noon, MRN
Sunday, 2/28, Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 12 noon, PRN
Sunday, 3/6, Kobalt 400, Las Vegas Speedway, 2:30pm, PRN
Sunday, 3/13, Good Sam 500, Phoenix International Raceway, 2:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 3/20, Auto Club 400, Auto Club Speedway of Southern California, 2:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 4/3, STP 500, Martinsville Speedway, 12 noon, MRN
Saturday, 4/9, Duck Commander 500, Texas Motor Speedway, 6:30pm, PRN
Sunday, 4/17, Food City 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, 12 noon, PRN
Sunday 4/24, Toyota Owners 400, Richmond International Speedway, TBD, MRN
Sunday 5/1, Geico 500, Talladega Superspeedway, 12 noon, MRN
Saturday, 5/7, SpongeBob SquarePants 400, Kansas Speedway, 6:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 5/15, FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, 12 noon, MRN
Saturday 5/21, Sprint All-Star Race, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7pm, MRN
Sunday, 5/29, Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5pm, PRN
Sunday, 6/5, Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400, 12 noon, MRN
Sunday, 6/12, Quicken Loans 400, Michigan International Speedway, 12 noon, MRN
Sunday, 6/26, Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma Raceway, 2pm, PRN
Saturday 7/2, Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona International Speedway, 6:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 7/9, Quaker State presented by Advance Auto Parts 400, Kentucky Speedway, 6:30pm, PRN
Sunday, 7/17, New Hampshire 301, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 12:30pm, PRN
Sunday, 7/24, Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 12 noon, IMS
Sunday, 7/31, Pennsylvania 400, Pocono Raceway, 12:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 8/7, Cheeze-It 355 at the Glen, Watkins Glen International, 1pm, MRN
Saturday, 8/20, Irwin Tools Night Race 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, 6:30pm, PRN
Sunday, 8/28, Pure Michigan 400, Michigan International Speedway, 1:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 9/4, Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, 6pm, MRN
Saturday, 9/10, Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond International Raceway, 6:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 9/18, myAFibRisk.com 400, Chicagoland Speedway, 4:15pm, MRN
Sunday, 9/25, Sylvania 300, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1pm, PRN
Sunday, 10/2, AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, 1:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 10/8, Bank of America 500, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 6pm, PRN
Sunday, 10/16, Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas Speedway, 1pm, MRN
Sunday, 10/23, Alabama 500, Talladega Superspeedway, 1:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 10/30, Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, Martinsville Speedway, 12 noon, MRN
Sunday, 11/6, AAA Texas 500, Texas Motor Speedway, 1pm, PRN
Sunday, 11/13, Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, Phoenix International Raceway, 1:30pm, MRN
Sunday, 11/20, Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2pm, MRN

NASCAR X-Finity Series

Saturday, 2/20, PowerShares QQQ 300, Daytona International Speedway, 3pm, MRN
Saturday, 2/27, Hisense 250, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1:30pm, PRN
Saturday, 3/5, Boyd Gaming 300, Las Vegas Speedway, 3:30pm, PRN
Saturday, 3/12, Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200, Phoenix International Raceway, 3:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 3/19, Drive4Clots.com 300, Auto Club Speedway of California, 3:30pm, MRN
Friday, 4/8, O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, Texas Motor Speedway, 8pm, PRN
Saturday, 4/16, Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, Bristol Motor Speedway, 1pm, PRN
Saturday 4/23, Toyota Care 250, Richmond International Raceway, 7pm, MRN
Saturday, 4/30, Winn-Dixie 300, Talladega Superspeedway, 2:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 5/14, Buckle Up 200, presented by Click It or Ticket, Dover International Speedway, 2pm, MRN
Saturday, 5/28, Hisense 300, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 2pm, PRN
Saturday, 6/4, Pocono 200, Pocono Raceway, TBD, MRN
Saturday, 6/11, Great Clips 250 benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America, Michigan International Speedway, 1pm, MRN
Sunday, 6/19, Owens Corning AttiCat 300, Iowa Speedway, TBD, MRN
Friday, 7/1, Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona International Speedway, 7pm, MRN
Friday, 7/8, Kentucky 300, Kentucky Speedway, 7pm, PRN
Saturday, 7/16, Sta-Green 200, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 3:30pm, PRN
Saturday, 7/30, US Cellular 250, Iowa Speedway, 7:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 8/6, Zippo 200 at the Glen, Watkins-Glen International, 2:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 8/13, Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 3pm, MRN
Saturday, 8/27, Road America 180 fired up by Johnsonville, Road America, 2:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 9/3, VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200, Darlington Raceway, 3pm, MRN
Saturday, 9/17, Furious 7 300, Chicagoland Speedway, 5:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 9/24, Visit Myrtle Beach.com 300 Nationwide, Kentucky Speedway, 7:30pm, PRN
Saturday, 10/1, Hisense 200, Dover International Speedway, 3pm, MRN
Saturday, 10/15, Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas Speedway, 3:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 11/5, O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Texas Motor Speedway, 3pm, PRN
Saturday, 11/12, Phoenix 200, Phoenix International Raceway, 3:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 11/19, Ford EcoBoost 300, Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2:15pm, MRN

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Saturday, 2/27, Georgia 200, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 5pm, MRN
Saturday, 4/2, Kroger 250, Martinsville Speedway, 12 noon, MRN
Friday, 5/6, Toyota Tundra 250, Kansas Speedway, 8pm, MRN
Friday, 5/13, Lucas Oil 200, Dover International Speedway, 5pm, MRN
Friday, 5/20, North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7pm, MRN
Friday, 6/10, WinStar World Casino and Resort 400, Texas Motor Speedway, 8:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 6/18, American Ethanol 200, Iowa Speedway, 8pm, 
Saturday, 6/25, Drivin' for Lineman 200, Gateway Motorsports Park, 8pm, MRN
Thursday, 7/7, UNOH 225, Kentucky Speedway, 8pm (JIP), MRN
Wednesday 7/20, 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic, Eldora Speedway, 8pm, MRN
Saturday, 7/30, Pocono Mountains 150, Pocono Raceway, 12:30pm, MRN
Wednesday, 8/17, UNOH 200 presented by Zloop, Bristol Motor Speedway, 8pm, MRN
Sunday, 9/4, Chevrolet Silverado 250, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, 1pm, MRN
Saturday, 9/24, UNOH 175, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 12:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 10/1, Rhino Linings 350, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 9:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 10/22, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, Talladega Superspeedway, 12:30pm, MRN
Saturday, 10/29, Kroger 200, Martinsville Speedway, 1pm, MRN

Indy Car Series
2016 broadcast schedule:

Saturday, 4/2, Phoenix Grand Prix 250, Phoenix International Raceway, TBD, IMS
Saturday, 5/14, Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, TBD, IMS
Sunday, 5/29, Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 11am, IMS
Sunday, 7/10, Iowa Corn 300, Iowa Speedway, TBD, IMS