As the Daytona 500 approaches, and Danica Patrick mania has engulfed the sports media in recent days, we’re reminded that the NASCAR season is almost here. Therfore, it’s timely that Chicagoland Speedway and ESPN Chicago (WMVP-AM 1000) announce today their partnership for the 2013 season. The deal includes weekly reporting by the WWL during the NASCAR season, driver interviews and even broadcasting some 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
ESPN 1000 personality John “Jurko” Jurkovic will provide updates on the latest NASCAR news throughout the season. He’ll be your “auto racing guy.” Reporter Ray Flores will also provide weekly NASCAR reports to listeners. Live remote broadcasts will also be held from Chicagoland Speedway and NASCAR personalities and drivers will make regular appearances on various shows, including Waddle and Silvy and Carmen, Jurko and Harry.
“We look forward to embarking on this integrated partnership with one of the leaders in Chicago sports like ESPN Chicago and providing the latest news and insider stories all season long,” said Scott Paddock, Chicagoland Speedway president in a released statement.
“Having an expanded relationship with a great partner like the Chicagoland Speedway only enhances our brand as the No. 1 name in sports,” said Adam Delevitt, Program Director for ESPN 1000.
Races can be heard locally on NextMedia’s WCCQ-FM, 98.3, or through an affiliate in your area listed on MotorRacingNetwork.com.
The complete 2013 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway:
Sunday, July 21 STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Friday, Sept. 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Saturday, Sept. 14 Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
Sunday, Sept. 15 GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)
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