CONCORD, N.C. – Motor Racing Network will add another NASCAR Hall of Famer to its growing list of members throughout its 50 years for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. 2014 inductee Dale Jarrett will handle the role of lead analyst in the MRN booth as the network broadcasts its 50th straight spring race at the 2.66-mile facility. It is the same role his father, and fellow Hall of Famer, Ned Jarrett held for many years at the network.
"I’m very excited MRN has given me the opportunity at Talladega to do something in NASCAR I’ve never done," said Jarrett. "It’s always an exciting race, and to work my first radio broadcast at the track I scored my last victory is very special."
The win Jarrett mentions was in October, 2005. After starting on the front row with his Yates Racing teammate Elliott Sadler, Jarrett took care of his UPS Ford all day long and made his move to the front when it mattered. He led just two laps en route to the win, holding off Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth.
Jarrett won’t be the only guest analyst this weekend with Hall of Fame lineage. Ty Dillon, grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress will join the booth as analyst for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series MoneyLion 300.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductees who have worked for Motor Racing Network:
– Ned Jarrett (Class of 2011)
– Rusty Wallace (Class of 2013)
– Dale Jarrett (Class of 2014)
Squier-Hall Media Recipients
– Ken Squier (Class of 2013)
– Barney Hall (Class of 2013)
– Chris Economaki (Class of 2014)
In addition to Ned and Dale, Glenn Jarrett was a veteran of the network before retiring this year, making all three Jarrett’s part of the MRN alumni.