WHAT DOES MRN DO IN THE OFF-SEASON?

For 36 weeks, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) serves as the radio voice of NASCAR, but when the final race is run, what becomes of the MRN team? The race teams themselves have a lot of work in the off-season: pit crews return to Charlotte to tinker with car setups, some drivers take glamorous vacations while other drivers turn to modeling. Unlike their racing counterparts, the fine folks at MRN are forced to pick up odd jobs to pay the bills.We caught up with MRN to get a look into four events th ...

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A FEW MOMENTS WITH NED JARRETT

Ned Jarrett in car 11 races to the outside of Jim Paschal at Nashville in 1961.Timing is everything. We tend to remember when it didn’t go our way. The bad memories can linger for years. As I get older I choose to recall better times and the nice moments in life that fall into my lap. At a recent dinner, through sheer chance, my timing was perfect. And I got to chat with Ned Jarrett. Attending a reception before the night’s main program near the Charlotte area brought a nice oppor ...

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