MRN Radio garners AARWBA top honors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - MRN Radio, "The Voice of NASCAR", has been honored by The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) - taking home first place for its live coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Old Dominion 500 at...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - MRN Radio, "The Voice of NASCAR", has been honored by The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) - taking home first place for its live coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville Speedway in October of 2002.

The network was recognized in the "Staff Produced Radio" category, MRN officials announced.

"Obviously, we're ecstatic to receive such high honors from AARWBA," said MRN Radio President, David Hyatt. "I can only note the quality of our broadcast talent and production staff. We had a great race to work with, but our people really made it come alive on the air."

Founded in 1955, the Indianapolis-based AARWBA boasts a membership of 400 and recognizes media outlets each year covering a wide range of motor sports media categories including book publishing, newspaper and magazine writing, online reporting, photography and radio production.

The event at the historic half-mile paved oval in Martinsville, Va. was arguably one of the most thrilling races on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series schedule in 2002. The 500-mile clash featured a record-breaking effort by winner Kurt Busch, who set an all-time mark for positions gained after starting the race in the 36th position.

The acknowledgement is the third awarded to MRN Radio by AARWBA over the last five years, adding to a portfolio that includes the national radio network's 1999 Daytona 500 and 2000 Talladega Winston 500 broadcasts.

Founded in 1972, MRN radio has been the predominate live radio production and syndication company associated with NASCAR racing, boasting nearly 700 radio affiliates in the United States.

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