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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

NASCAR X-Finity Series:
Saturday 7/4, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 7pm, MRN

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Sunday 7/5, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, 6:30pm, MRN


RACING NEWS PROGRAMS ON 1290 WHKY-AM

Monday: Fast Talk, 7-8pm

Tuesday: NASCAR Live, 7-8pm

Wednesday: The Pit Reporters, 7-8pm

Monday-Friday: NASCAR Today, 6:50pm

Monday-Friday: Garage Pass, 8:30pm


NASCAR News (all content provided by John Singler, MRN Radio)

ISC, CHEVROLET FORM PARTNERSHIP
International Speedway Corporation (parent company of Motor Racing Network) and Chevrolet have entered into a multi-year agreement that makes the auto manufacturer a Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway as part of “DAYTONA Rising” – the track’s four hundred million-dollar redevelopment project that encompasses its mile-long frontstretch and is scheduled for completion in January 2016. Chevrolet will have naming rights to one of the five new fan “injectors” and its adjacent “neighborhood.” In addition, the company will serve as an official partner of the DAYTONA 500 and provide the official pace car in select years.

DAYTONA TO RECOGNIZE MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS
Daytona International Speedway will salute three recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor during the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered by Coca-Cola. One of the honorees served in the Vietnam War and the two others in Afghanistan. They are: Command Sergeant Major Gary Littrell, U.S. Army … Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, U.S. Army … and Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts, also U.S. Army. This is the seventh consecutive year the Speedway has honored Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. They'll be recognized during a special luncheon on Saturday, will attend drivers meetings, and participate in pre-race ceremonies for both the Subway Firecracker 250 X-FINITY Series race on Saturday night and the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Sprint Cup race on Sunday. They’ll also take part in an autograph session in the Sprint FAN ZONE on Sunday before that night’s Cup Series race.

TRACK FACTS
NASCAR haulers will arrive at Daytona International Speedway this afternoon as preparations continue for the weekend’s X-FINITY/Sprint Cup Series doubleheader. There’ll be no on-track action until
X-FINITY Series practice opens Friday at 2 p.m. (ET). Sprint Cup Series teams will get their first crack at the two-point-five-mile oval with their opening practice Friday afternoon at three o’clock.

NASCAR MANUFACTURER STANDINGS
SPRINT CUP SERIES … Chevrolet 726 (10 wins), Ford 656 (2), Toyota 632 (4)

X-FINITY SERIES – Bill France Performance Award … Ford 619 (6 wins), Chevrolet 610 (4), Toyota 602 (4), Dodge 171 (0)

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES … Toyota 404
(4 wins), Chevrolet 381 (2), Ford 372 (3)

NASCAR BIRTHDAYS
Two NASCAR notables are celebrating birthdays today. Hall of Famer Richard Petty (Randleman, North Carolina) is turning 78. Sam Hornish Junior (Defiance, Ohio), who drives for Petty’s team in the Sprint Cup Series, is celebrating his 36th.

ON THIS DATE … 10 YEARS AGO
July 2nd, 2005: Tony Stewart won the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway, contributing to a streak of five victories in seven races that helped lift him to his second Cup Series championship. Stewart won that year’s title by thirty-five points over Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, who tied for second. The Sprint Cup Series returns to “The World Center of Racing” this week for Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

SAT 7/11, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN

SUN 7/19, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 12:00 PM, PRN
SUN 7/26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400, 12:00 PM, IMS

SUN 8/2, Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/9, Watkins Glen Int'l, Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/16, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Pure Michigan 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SAT 8/22, Bristol Motor Speedway, TBD, 6:30 PM, PRN

SUN 9/6, Darlington Raceway, Bojangles' Southern 500, 5:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/12, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30 PM, MRN
SUN 9/20, Chicagoland Speedway, MyAFibStory.com 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 9/27, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 1:00 PM, PRN

SUN 10/4, Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/10, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 6:30 PM, PRN
SUN 10/18, Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 10/25, Talladega Superspeedway, Geico 500, 1:00 PM, MRN

SUN 11/1, Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, 12:30 PM, MRN
SUN 11/8, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN
SUN 11/15, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500, 2:00 PM, MRN
SUN 11/22, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2:00 PM, MRN

FRI 12/4, Wynn Las Vegas, NV, NASCAR Awards Banquet, 8:00 PM, MRN


NASCAR X-Finity Series

FRI 7/10, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:30 PM, PRN

SAT 7/18, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN

SAT 8/1, Iowa Speedway, U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland, 7:30 PM, MRN
SAT 8/8, Watkins Glen Int'l, Zippo 200 at the Glen, 1:45 PM, MRN
SAT 8/15, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, 2:15 PM, MRN
SAT 8/29, Road America, Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville, 2:15 PM, MRN

SAT 9/5, Darlington Raceway, VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, 7:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/19, Chicagoland Speedway, Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN

SAT 10/3, Dover Int'l Speedway, Nationwide 200, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/17, Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery 300, 3:00 PM, MRN

SAT 11/7, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN
SAT 11/14, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30 PM, MRN
SAT 11/21, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4:00 PM, MRN


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

THU 7/9, Kentucky Speedway, UNOH 225, 8:00 PM (joined in progress), MRN

WED 7/22, Eldora Speedway, 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic,  8:00 PM, MRN

SAT 8/1, Pocono Raceway, Pocono Mountains 150, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 8/15, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Careers for Veterans 200, 12:00 PM, MRN
WED 8/19, Bristol Motor Speedway, UNOH 200 presented by Zloop, 8:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/30, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1:00 PM, MRN

FRI 9/18, Chicagoland Speedway, Lucas Oil 225, 8:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, UNOH 175, 12:30 PM, MRN

SAT 10/3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Rhino Linings 350, 9:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/24, Talladega Superspeedway, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/31, Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 200, 1:00 PM, MRN

FRI 11/6, Texas Motor Speedway, WinStar World Casino & Resort 350, 8:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/13, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Lucas Oil 150, 8:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/20, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 200, 7:30 PM MRN


Indy Car Series