Spire Motorsports will recognize the 50th anniversary of the Motor Racing Network with its paint scheme for this weekend’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN).
The team’s No. 77 Chevrolet, which will be driven by Reed Sorenson, will be covered in the radio network’s trademark blue and logos commemorating MRN’s founding in 1970.
Also, the front quarterpanels of the car will list the original 11 affiliates who have broadcast NASCAR races since MRN’s inception.
“Our radio partners are the original ambassadors of Motor Racing Network and this sport,” said Cheryl Knight, MRN’s Director of Radio Partnerships in a press release. “Every one of our 600 stations has played a significant role in MRN’s growth and success. Having 11 stations air our broadcasts consistently since 1970 is remarkable and we are proud to honor them this weekend by placing their call letters on the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet.”
Here is where the 11 affiliates are located:
WBKR-FM 92.5 – Owensboro, Kentucky
WBTR-FM 92.1 – Carrollton, Georgia
WDEV-AM 550 and FM 96.1 – Waterbury, Vermont
WESC-FM 92.5 – Greenville, South Carolina
WJCW-AM 910 – Gray, Tennessee
WMMY-FM 106.1 – Boone, North Carolina
WMTN-FX 93.3 and AM 1300 – Morristown, Tennessee
WNDB-FX 93.5 and AM 1150 – Daytona Beach, Florida
WSLM-FM 97.9 and AM 1220 – Salem, Indiana
WUSQ-FM – 102.5 – Winchester, Virginia
WWGP-FX 95.1 and AM 1050 – Sanford, North Carolina