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Barney Hall

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Barney Hall, Lead Booth Announcer Barney Hall is the co-anchor of MRN Radio's NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series broadcasts. He is one of the Network's original announcers. Barney got into motorsports announcing by "dumb luck" in 1960 when the Bristol Motor Speedway needed a public address announcer. At the time Barney was working at a western North Carolina radio station. He considers David Pearson, Richard Petty and A.J. Foyt some of the best drivers of the sport. In 2007, Barney was inducted into the National Motorsports Hall of Fame and received the prestigious Bill France Award.

Joe Moore

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Joe Moore, Booth Announcer/Ned Jarrett's "World of Racing" Joe Moore is the co-anchor for MRN Radio's NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series broadcasts and is the host of MRN Radio's Ned Jarrett's "World of Racing". Joe joined the Network in 1983 and for many years stood on scaffolding, high above the speedways between turns one and two, calling the action. Joe and his wife, Tiffany, reside in Norfolk , Virginia.

Jeff Striegle

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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.

Winston Kelley

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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

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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

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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. See Also - MRN Announcer Spotlight: Mike Bagley

Eli Gold

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Eli Gold, Booth Annoucer/"NASCAR LIVE" Host Eli has been with MRN since 1976 as booth announcer, pit reporter and turn announcer. Since 1982, he has been the voice of “NASCAR Live” a weekly show heard on more than 475 stations. Eli has also done play-by-play for CBS, NBC, ESPN and TNN Motorsports. In addition to his racing work, Eli has covered professional football, hockey and baseball. He’s the four-time Alabama Sportscaster of the Year Award winner as the voice of University of Alabama Crimson Tide football. Eli is a two-time Alabama Sportscaster of the Year from the Associated Press and once from United Press International. He resides in Birmingham, AL with his wife Claudette and their daughter, Elise.

Alex Hayden

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Alex Hayden, Pit Reporter Alex Hayden joined MRN Radio as a pit/turn announcer in 1997. A native of Muncie, Indiana, he now resides in Goldsboro, North Carolina. After working as an actor at Universal Studios Florida, he auditioned and gained the announcer position at Wayne County Speedway and Southern National Speedway. Along with MRN, Alex hosts a talk show on an ESPN radio affiliate as well as hosting a live television show in Raleigh. He serves as a television play-by-play announcer for football and basketball as well. He has served as a pit reporter for HDNet/SPEED TV. His acting credits include appearances on WB TV's "One Tree Hill". See Also - MRN Announcer Spotlight: Alex Hayden

Steve Post

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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.

Kyle Rickey

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Kyle Rickey, Turn Announcer/"NASCAR TODAY MIDDAY" Host Kyle came to the Motor Racing Network in the Fall of 2002 after spending many years as the track announcer at Thompson Speedway and Stafford Speedway in his home state of Connecticut. In October of 2007, Kyle left his nine-year position as Media Coordinator for the Killingly Public School District in Killingly, CT to become a full-time Producer with MRN. He is now responsible for voicing everything from Podtrax to NASCAR Today to commercial spots. His most memorable broadcast with the network was the 2007 Pepsi 400 in Daytona; so far.

Woody Cain

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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.

Dan Hubbard

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Dan Hubbard, Turn Announcer/Booth Announcer Dan Hubbard has lived in Southern California all his life. Dan used to call amateur drag races in the parking lot of Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego . “We're car crazy down here, but it wasn't always a hot bed of NASCAR activity,” Dan said. “Thank goodness for Riverside International Raceway, where I picked up a microphone out at turn six. I called that turn for the SCCA race on Riverside 's PA system back in the early 80's. That was a great road course for anyone whoever raced on it, or watched a race there. As an announcer, there was always plenty of action to talk about." MRN Radio heard Dan's delivery and gave him the call. "I can't believe I've been doing this for over ten years,” said Dan. “I've traveled a lot of this country, met some great people and drivers and I get to be a part of the NASCAR scene. It's exciting."

Kurt Becker

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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. See Also - MRN Announcer Spotlight: Kurt Becker

Tony Rizzuti

Tony Rizzuti

Tony Rizzuti, Pit Reporter. 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.

Buddy Long

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Buddy Long, Turn Announcer Buddy Long joined MRN Radio in 2001. Buddy Long has served as an announcer in some capacity for more than 27 years since he was 15-years old. Buddy has been behind the microphone for everything from local short tracks in his home state of Maryland to working P.A. for three years at Richmond International Raceway. Buddy currently resides in Concord, North Carolina.

Jason Toy

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Jason Toy, Pit Reporter Jason has been with the MRN Radio, as a pit reporter and turn announcer, since 1998. Jason’s passion for racing started at an early age. He grew up late model dirt track racing with his dad at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton, Florida. He graduated college from Marshall University, in Huntington, WV where he was a tight end on the 1992 1-AA National Championship Thundering Herd Football team. Jason has won several NACB, West Virginia AP and West Virginia Broadcaster Association awards for his play-by-play coverage of both college and high school football and basketball. Jason began his motorsports broadcasting career working at the legendary Ona (WV) Speedway. A native of Valrico, Florida, Jason now resides in Barboursville, West Virginia with his daughter Madelin and his son Spencer. See Also - MRN Announcer Spotlight: Jason Toy
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