Rusty Wallace – the 1989 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, 1984 Rookie of the Year and a 55-time Cup Series race winner – currently serves as Lead Analyst for the Motor Racing Network for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. For 16 straight seasons, Wallace won at least one race in the Cup Series, marking the third-longest such streak in history. Wallace’s 55 victories ranks ninth all-time. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in February 2013.
Jeff Striegle is the Booth Announcer for Motor Racing Network’s broadcasts of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Gander Outdoors 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.
Alex Hayden joined the Motor Racing Network 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. In 2019, Alex replaces Joe Moore alongside Jeff Striegle and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace to co-anchor the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series broadcasts. 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”.
Winston Kelley, Lead Pit Reporter, is part of the Motor Racing Network team patrolling pit road at Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity 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.
Steve Post is a Pit Reporter for the Motor Racing Network. 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 with MRN. Along with his work on NASCAR coverage with the network, he has a freelance voice talent business. He is also co-host of Winged Nation, with Erin Evernham and Ashley Stremme, a show covering sprint car racing on WingedNation.com and MAVTV.
Dave Moody is the lead turn announcer for Motor Racing Network’s broadcasts of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series events. Dave also hosts the nationally syndicated motorsports talk show, “SiriusXM Speedway,” on SiriusXM 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, has been with the Motor Racing Network 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 Xfinity Series Fays 150 at Watkins Glen International in June 1992. Mike hosts “NASCAR Live” on MRN each Tuesday and is a utility member of the crew, working in the booth for the majority of MRN’s coverage of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and in the turns for MRN’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and Xfinity Series broadcasts. Mike also co-hosts “The Morning Drive” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Kim Coon, Social Media Reporter, joined the Motor Racing Network in 2015. She reports from pit road during the network’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying shows, and interacts with fans via social media and on the air during MRN’s race coverage. Coon, a Florida native, spent four seasons (2011-2014) as Miss Sprint Cup. She appeared at more events than any other Miss Sprint Cup in the history of the program. Coon helped activate the series sponsor’s strategic plan through social media, broadcast channels and trackside events. Her background includes marketing and public relations experience with Charlotte, N.C.-based agencies in the years preceding her stint with Sprint.
Kyle Rickey, Turn/Booth Announcer, 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 “NASCAR Today” to commercial spots. He also co-hosts “NASCAR Coast to Coast” – a weekly video show at MRN.com that spotlights NASCAR touring and regional racing across the country.
Woody Cain is a Pit Reporter/Turn Announcer and “NASCAR Today” Host at the Motor Racing Network. 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 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 Outloud” with spotter Joey Meier at MRN.com.
Pete Pistone has been associated with auto racing most of his life. His uncle “Tiger” Tom Pistone was a NASCAR driver in the 1950’s and Pete literally grew-up in the pits. A motorsports jounalist for nearly 25 years, Pete has a wide range of both print and broadcast experience. Along with being a Pit Reporter for the Motor Racing Network and Senior Writer for MRN.com, Pete also co-hosts “The Morning Drive” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Dan Hubbard, Turn/Booth Announcer, 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.” The Motor Racing Network heard Dan’s delivery and gave him the call. “I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for over 10 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, Booth Announcer/Turn Announcer, 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, Ill. 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 was inducted to the Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame as a “Friend of Basketball” for his unpaid, volunteer efforts to help research and document the history of high school basketball in central Illinois. He was be inducted in the same class with state title-winning coach Jack Blickensderfer, the father of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Drew Blickensderfer.
Jason Toy, Pit Reporter/Turn Announcer, has been with the Motor Racing Network 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.
Dillon Welch joined the Motor Racing Network in 2015, and currently works with the network as a Turn Announcer and Pit Reporter for select NASCAR radio events each year. A former public address announcer for USAC, Dillon now co-hosts “Rip the Fence” – a weekly MRN podcast about Silver Crown, Midgets and Traditional Sprint Car Racing. Apart from broadcasting, Dillon’s other passion is auto racing. He began racing at age 7, and continues to do so to this day.
Hannah Newhouse is a Pit Reporter for the Motor Racing Network and co-host of “NASCAR Coast to Coast” – a weekly video show at MRN.com that spotlights NASCAR touring and regional racing across the country. Newhouse’s love for racing came at the age of 5 after driving a go-kart for the first time. She has raced Super Late Models and competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
Tony Bokhoven is a Turn Announcer for the Motor Racing Network and is “Voice of the Knoxville Raceway.” Bokhoven is longest tenured announcer at Knoxville, which is known as the “Sprint Car Capitol of the World.” He was born and raised in central Iowa and has a very deep connection to all kinds of motorsports.