Larry Henry joins PA team at Michigan Int'L Speedway. Henry, Jim Mueller become 'Voice of MIS' in booth. BROOKLYN, Mich. - Larry Henry, one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting in the Detroit area, will be part of the ...
Larry Henry joins PA team at Michigan Int'L Speedway.
Henry, Jim Mueller become 'Voice of MIS' in booth.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Larry Henry, one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting in the Detroit area, will be part of the public address announcing team for the summer season of racing at Michigan International Speedway, MIS President Brett Shelton announced today.
Henry, the sports director at WWJ News Radio 950 in Detroit, will debut as one of the "Voices of MIS" during the historic speedway's opening this weekend, June 14-16. He will join veteran MIS announcer Jim Mueller, a former television anchor and voice of the Cleveland Browns, when the ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Winston Cup Series come to town with practice and qualifying on Friday.
"We're thrilled to welcome someone of Larry's talent and ability to our broadcast team at MIS," Shelton said. "Many race fans know him from his open-wheel experience and from his excellent work in Detroit. He's certainly no stranger to motorsports or MIS."
Henry first came to work in Detroit in 1987 for WJR (760-AM), where he spent seven years before moving to WWJ. He also worked for the CART Radio Network and won the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association award for a single-produced radio program for CART Hotline live from Motegi, Japan.
"I'm very excited to be coming to work at such a historic facility as Michigan International Speedway," Henry said. "I've seen some great races at MIS, and that's why it's always special being there. That adds to the excitement of being part of the MIS PA team."
Henry has been a turn broadcaster for 15 Indianapolis 500 races as well as the inaugural Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1995. He also anchored the Motor City 100 Trans AM race from 1994 to 2001 and did play-by-play for the University of Michigan basketball and football teams, including 1989, 1992 and 1993 NCAA Championship games.
Henry resides in West Bloomfield, Mich., with his wife and two daughters. He joins Mueller, who has been part of the announcing team at MIS since 1987. In addition to being the voice of the Cleveland Browns for a number of years, Mueller also is a public address announcer at many International Speedway Corporation facilities, including Daytona International Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Nazareth Speedway.