MRN And Auto Club Speedway Partner With K-FROG To Broadcast NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Events

MRN affiliate K-FROG stations will broadcast Auto Club 500 and Stater Bros. 300

KFROG 95.1 FM

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 20, 2009) --- Motor Racing Network (MRN Radio) and Auto Club Speedway today announced they have entered into a multi-year partnership with CBS Radio’s K-FROG California Country, consisting of KFRG 95.1 Riverside/San Bernardino, KXFG 92.9 Temecula/Sun City, and KVFG 103.1, Victorville.  Through the relationship, K-FROG will broadcast live, lap-by-lap coverage of 25 MRN Radio produced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events as well as “Monday Morning Race Refresher,” a recap of the weekend’s NASCAR events.

In addition to providing live coverage of the Auto Club 500 this weekend, K-FROG will also broadcast live flag-to-flag coverage of the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, providing fans in the San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties with two full days of NASCAR racing action.

“We’re thrilled to partner with K-FROG California Country to bring the thrill of NASCAR to millions of fans in the region,” said MRN Radio president David Hyatt.  “Through this great partnership with Auto Club Speedway, the West Coast’s premier motorsports and entertainment venue, we look forward to bringing the country’s premier form of motorsports to the great fans in Southern California.” 

Kevin Murphy, Sr. Vice President and Market Manager for CBS Radio said, “The KFROG stations are very excited about our relationship with MRN Radio and our listener feedback after the broadcast of the Daytona 500 has been tremendous. Broadcasting the Auto Club 500 live from Auto Club Speedway this weekend is an exceptional way for KFROG to finish our first week as an MRN affiliate and a great way to continue the launch of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.”

“Not only will the partnership between Auto Club Speedway and K-FROG offer NASCAR fans the most comprehensive radio coverage in Southern California,” said Gillian Zucker President of Auto Club Speedway, “it will give new NASCAR fans the ability to experience the roar of NASCAR engines and the expertise of MRN’s  unmatched coverage for every Sprint Cup Series race throughout the year.”

MRN Radio is the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming.  Their award-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to more than 600 radio stations nationwide.
 
MRN Radio is the largest independent sport radio network in America.  For more information on MRN Radio, visit www.mrnradio.com.  MRN Radio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually, as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.iscmotorsports.com.

Don’t miss out on the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR, the Auto Club 500 on February 22, 2009.   See the biggest stars of NASCAR including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Juan Pablo Montoya as they reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.  NASCAR racing is a full day of excitement and entertainment that includes sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the Speedway’s fan amenities, including new escalators, shade structures and misting zones, souvenir shopping and Apex by Wolfgang Puck. To purchase tickets for the Auto Club 500 weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.

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