'NASCAR Live' gets new format
Thursday, Apr. 04, 2013
Since 1984, fans have had weekly visits with the biggest names and brightest stars of stock car racing thanks to Motor Racing Networks NASCAR Live.
Host Eli Golds new format will include discussion and opinions from NASCAR insiders on the issues of the day, and in-depth interviews with the top drivers.
We did not have to reinvent the wheel, said Gold, who has hosted the show since it hit the airwaves Jan. 10, 1984. We just needed to freshen it up.
NASCAR vs. NHRA: Drivers from NASCAR and the National Hot Rod Association will battle in a charity slow-pitch softball game April 17 at CMC-Northeast Stadium in Kannapolis. Also, country recording artist Darrell Harwood will sing the national anthem and give a postgame concert.
Proceeds will go to charities. NASCAR drivers selected The Armed Forces Foundation, and the NHRA team has designated Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta.
Tickets are $20 for reserved seats, $15 for general admission, and are on sale by calling 704-932-3267.
What: 500 laps or 263 miles
Where: Martinsville Speedway, a .526-mile paved, flat oval in Martinsville, Va.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last years winner: Ryan Newman
Also this week: Kroger 250, Truck Series, Martinsville Speedway, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Speed.
Worth mentioning: Chase Elliott, the 17-year-old son of former NASCAR Cup champion Bill Elliott, is scheduled to make his debut in the Truck Series this weekend, taking advantage of a rule change this season which allows drivers at least 16 years old to compete on tracks less than a mile in length. Jim Utter