Winston Kelley, Lead Pit Reporter Winston Kelley is part of the MRN Radio team patrolling pit road at NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series broadcasts. His first job in motorsports broadcasting was being a statistician for the old Universal Racing Network. Winston joined MRN Radio in the late 80's as a production assistant making his first on-air appearance during the 1988 Martinsville broadcast. One of his biggest thrills: The first Daytona 500 broadcast he worked in 1989. He is also the Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina
Dave Moody, Lead Turn Announcer/"Sirius Speedway" Host Dave Moody is lead turn announcer for MRN Radio's broadcasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series events. Dave also hosts the nationally syndicated motorsports talk show, "SIRIUS Speedway," on SIRIUS-XM NASCAR Radio. A protégé of legendary motorsports commentator Ken Squier, Dave made his MRN debut during Speedweeks 1993, and has been a regular part of the lineup since 1998.
Mike Bagley, Turn Announcer/Booth Announcer/"The Morning Drive" Co-host Mike has been with MRN Radio since 1992. Actually, he first started with the network in 1988 as a “runner.” However, the first race he worked as an announcer was the NASCAR Nationwide Series Fays 150 at Watkins Glen International in June 1992. Mike is a utility member of the crew, working in the booth for the majority of MRN's coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and in the turns for MRN's NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series broadcasts. Mike also co-hosts The Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio along with Pete Pistone.
Jeff Striegle, Turn Announcer/Booth Announcer for MRN Radio's broadcasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series events. He debuted with the network in 1998. Jeff resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is employed by Gordon Food Service as the Event Coordinator for GFS Marketplace. He also maintains RacingAwareness.com; a Michigan based nonprofit charity supporting the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Grand Rapids, Michigan. RacingAwareness.com is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and their families coping with the illness or injury of the child. RA achieves this through around auto racing at the Berlin Raceway in Marne Michigan and the Michigan International Speedway.
Steve Post, Pit Reporter/"NASCAR Performance Live" Co-Host Steve Post is a pit road reporter for MRN Radio. The native of Hallstead , Pa. has been with the network since March 2003. Post started his career announcing short track races at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. Along with announcing he handled media relations and was owner/editor of the speedway's program book. Following success on the short track level, Post moved to North Carolina to pursuit a full-time career in motorsports in 1995. Over the next eight seasons, he worked as media relations manager for Square D Company, IWX Motor Freight and Havoline. Following the 2002 season, Post was presented the opportunity to start working for MRN Radio. Along with his work with the network, he continues as a freelance writer with a number of clients. He is also co-host of Winged Nation on MotorRacingNetwork.com along with Kendra Jacobs.
Woody Cain, Pit Reporter/Turn Announcer/"NASCAR Today" Host After starting his career as a general assignment reporter with the Daily Independent in Kannapolis, N.C, Woody later served as News and Sports Director at N.C. radio stations WABZ-FM in Albemarle and WEGO-AM in Concord. He was the lead announcer for 15 years on Time Warner Cable's regional televised races which included Late Model and Legends events. Woody was an associate producer at Street & Smith's Productions, which later became NASCAR Images, and in 2000, he was named editor of The Charlotte Observer's University City Magazine. While there, he also wrote or co-authored three books on NASCAR drivers. More recently, Woody was news anchor at WBT-AM in Charlotte, before joining MRN Radio in March 2008. In addition to his new assignment as host of NASCAR Today, Woody will continue to produce daily podcasts for the network's website and serve as a pit and garage reporter on a select number of MRN race broadcasts. Woody also co-hosts MRN Motorsports Monday on MotorRacingNetwork.com along with Championship NASCAR spotter Joey Meier.
Kurt Becker, Booth Announcer/Turn Announcer Kurt made his MRN debut in September of 1994 as a turn announcer. Today, his duties still include turn announcing but also single-event anchor. Residing in Altamont, IL his entire life, Kurt also works in the Thoroughbred industry as a track announcer at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky., and he is the former voice of Churchill Downs--the home of the Kentucky Derby. In 2007, he was named one of the 10 best announcers in the history of the equine sport in the book "The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing," published by Daily Racing Form. Kurt is also an announcer for Thoroughbred auctions at venues in Kentucky and Canada and since January of 2006, he has additionally served as the announcer for the Barrett-Jackson classic car events. Kurt was named Citizen of the Year for 2012 in his hometown (Altamont, IL) for both his career achievements and his contributions to local churches, charities, and civic groups. In April 2013, Kurt will be inducted to the Illinois Basketball Coaches' Association Hall of Fame as a "Friend of Basketball" for his unpaid, volunteer efforts over the last 15 years to help research and document the history of high school basketball in central Illinois; will be inducted in the same class with state title-winning coach Jack Blickensderfer, the father of NSCS crew chief Drew Blickensderfer
Tony Rizzuti, Lead Pit Reporter TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. Rizzuti is the Director of New Media for the Motor Racing Network and pit reporter for a variety of racing series. A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, he began his broadcasting career in local Television at KWQC in Davenport, Iowa and WFTV in Orlando, Florida. A veteran in NASCAR since 1995, Rizzuti has served as National Sale Director for Nike Racing, PR and Marketing Director for such iconic brands as GM Goodwrench, NAPA Auto Parts, and ACDelco. He has graced the screen for DirecTV NASCAR HotPass, 3 Wide Life, and NASCAR RaceHub on FOX Sports 1. Rizzuti also served as a sports talk host for ESPN Radio & Fox Sports Radio in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Preston Root, Pit Reporter Preston Root was born in the shadows of Daytona International Speedway at Halifax Hospital and has worked in motorsports broadcasting for 25 years. At first a news reporter for one of MRN 's earliest affiliates WNDB in Daytona Beach. Preston has been with MRN for 8 years as a pit reporter and booth announcer for Grand-Am's Rolex24. Preston's family has been involved in racing for many years including entries into the Daytona 500 with Marshal Teague and Bobby Allison, the Indy 500 with Pat O'Connor and Andy Hillenburg and the Rolex 24 with Michael Andretti and Chapman Root II. As a pit side announcer Preston is constantly combing pit road during the race for the stories on how the teams and drivers are developing their race strategy. When it's time to make those 17 second pit stops Preston is right there to bring you the action live. Chassis adjustments, tires, fuel, you will know what is happening after Preston calls the stop.