Jeff Gordon and David Ragan Highlight MRN at Full SPEED Fan Forum at Darlington Raceway


DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 5, 2009) – Motor Racing Network (MRN Radio), a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation (ISC), and SPEED have partnered to bring NASCAR fans unfettered access to top drivers and racing personalities through MRN at Full SPEED, a Q&A fan forum to be conducted prior to the start of each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at ISC-owned facilities throughout the year.

Currently scheduled to appear at Darlington Raceway are seven-time winner, Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford and Jim Hunter, former President of Darlington Raceway and current Vice-President of Corporate Communications for NASCAR. MRN at Full SPEED will take place on the SPEED stage located in the display area behind the frontstretch grandstands starting at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 9.  Race fans will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat with the panel, emceed by NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director and MRN Pit Reporter Winston Kelley.

“The MRN at Full SPEED fan forums are a great way to add value to our fan’s experience at Darlington and kick off the Southern 500 presented by,” said track President Chris Browning. “The guests that they have on the panel will certainly have plenty to say about Darlington and how challenging the track is.”

SPEED™ is the nation's first and foremost cable television network dedicated to motor sports and the passion for everything automotive. From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. Now available in more than 78 million homes in North America, SPEED is among the fastest-growing sports cable networks in the country and, the home to NASCAR on SPEED and an industry leader in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services. For more information, please visit, the online motor sports authority.

MRN Radio is the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming.  Their award-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to more than 600 radio stations nationwide.

MRN Radio is the largest independent sport radio network in America.  For more information on MRN Radio, visit  MRN Radio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually, as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site at

Darlington Raceway or the track “Too Tough to Tame” as it is known to many, is where the purest of NASCAR competition meets true southern hospitality. A NASCAR staple since 1950, Darlington Raceway has seen some of motorsports most talented drivers thunder to Victory Lane. In 2009 a NASCAR tradition, the Southern 500®, will return as Darlington Raceway celebrates 60 Seasons of Racing.

Be a part of history when Darlington Raceway celebrates 60 years of racing in 2009. Tickets to the 2009 Southern 500®, as well as the NASCAR Nationwide Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200 are on-sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at

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