Performance Racing Network
TypeDivision of Speedway Motorsports
IndustryRadio Network
Founded1981; 40 years ago (1981)
HeadquartersCharlotte Motor Speedway Concord, North Carolina
Key people
Doug Rice
ProductsNASCAR racing and radio programming
Number of employees
Roughly 70
Websitewww.goprn.com

The Performance Racing Network (PRN) is a radio syndication network controlled by Speedway Motorsports founded in 1981. PRN airs NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series events held at Speedway Motorsports and Penske Corporation-owned and managed tracks.[1]

PRN first began airing the NASCAR events at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Coca-Cola 600, the fall race, but not the All-Star race). After SMI acquired additional tracks, the network began airing the events at Atlanta, Austin (managed by SMI for the NASCAR event), Bristol, Kentucky, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Sonoma and Texas as well. Since 2004, PRN also airs the NASCAR weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, through a joint production with the IMS Radio Network.

Other NASCAR events (those operated by ISC, Dover Motorsports and the Mattioli family), are broadcast by ISC-owned Motor Racing Network. On most occasions, PRN and MRN share the same radio affiliates, in order to broadcast a complete NASCAR schedule. The only exception is if one station in the same market is a full-time Shell INDYCAR radio affiliate, where the INDYCAR Radio affiliate has first right of refusal, and the Indianapolis races may belong to the IMS station if they oblige.

All PRN shows with the exception of all race broadcasts, the pre, and post race shows originate from Performance Racing Network's studios at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

All PRN race broadcasts are available via Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Fast Talk is also carried on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. Fast Talk, The O'Reilly Pit Reporters and Garage Pass can all be heard online at goprn.com.

Programming

PRN's schedule includes the following:

Jim Noble also co-hosts a daily call-in show on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio channel 90 called Tradin' Paint with longtime gasman for Dale Earnhardt, Chocolate Myers, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Brad Gillie co-hosts a late night call-in show on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio called Late-Shift Monday and Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. He now does the show with Kenny Wallace. Gillie also is a frequent co-host of Press-Pass every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. Pat Patterson hosts a weekend morning call-in show called The Frontstretch from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. during the season and 9:00 to noon in the offseason.

Announcers

Elliott Sadler and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in an interview on Performance Racing Network
Elliott Sadler and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in an interview on Performance Racing Network

Booth announcers

Turn announcers

Pit reporters

References

  1. ^ "PRN Sets 2021 Cup Series Broadcast Schedule". Performance Racing Network. October 2, 2020. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Wineka, Mark (February 16, 2011). "NASCAR announcer calls Salisbury home". Salisbury Post. Concord, North Carolina: Boone Newspapers. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011.