COVERAGE SET FOR UNOH BATTLE AT THE BEACH
Live Coverage On
Television, Radio And Online
inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach will feature
unprecedented live flag-to-flag coverage as the
showcase event for the NASCAR touring and weekly
series Feb. 18-19 at Daytona International Speedway.
SPEED and the Motor Racing Network (MRN) will
broadcast the feature races on Monday, Feb. 18 and
Tuesday, Feb. 19 from “The World Center of Racing,”
beginning at 7 p.m. ET each night. The MRN broadcast
will also be streamed live at
www.motorracingnetwork.com and carried by
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
The two days of competition during Speedweeks will
include three non-points special events – featuring
the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, the NASCAR Whelen
Modified tours and the Late Model division of the
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The racing will
be contested on a .4-mile oval located on the
Superstretch at DIS.
For the first time,
NASCARHomeTracks.com – the official
NASCAR.com site for the touring and weekly series –
will host live streaming video of the practice
rounds and heat races throughout each day leading up
to the main events. Coverage will begin at 9 a.m. on
Monday and 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday.
“From the drop of the green flag Monday morning for
the first practice through the checkered flag
Tuesday night on the final race, fans across the
country and abroad will have an opportunity to
follow all of the great short-track action in the
first-ever UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona
International Speedway,” said George Silbermann,
NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series.
“This one of a kind event features our series’ top
drivers, including stars of tomorrow and a host of
talented veterans. It’s fitting that as we break new
ground with this event, we team with our great
partners across television, radio and the internet
to provide an unparalleled level of coverage.”
Race winners and series champions from the 2012
season earned locked-in spots into the respective
series events. The remaining spots in each of the
34-car fields will be decided through heat races,
and a last-chance race if necessary.
A top lineup of motorsports broadcasters will be on
hand to call the action from the short-track at
Daytona. For SPEED, that lineup includes:
Monday: Bob Dillner (play-by-play) and Hermie Sadler
(analyst) will be in the booth, with Ray Dunlap as
the pit reporter.
Tuesday: Mike Joy (play-by-play) and Larry
McReynolds (analyst) in the booth for the Whelen
Modified race, and Rick Allen (play-by-play) and
Phil Parsons (analyst) in the booth for the K&N Pro
Series race. Bob Dillner will be the pit reporter
for both races.
For MRN, Kyle Rickey and Alex Hayden will be in the
booth, with Steve Post covering the action in the
turns. Pit reporters will be Woody Cain and Buddy
The heat races, which will set the starting lineups
for the evening’s racing, will be voiced by the team
from Speed51.com: Bob Dillner, Matt Kentfield, Adam
Mackey, and Elgin Traylor. The video stream of the
practices will be voiced by public address announcer
Ken Squier, the legendary NASCAR broadcaster, and
Joe Coss, an announcer at Stafford (Conn.) Motor
Speedway that has been voted the winner of DIS’s
UNOH Battle At The Beach announcer search.
In addition, NASCARHomeTracks.com will debut “Race
Central Live powered by
Speed51.com,” which will provide real-time
updates and photos from the Speed51 staff of
reporters and photographers for the entire event.
For more information about the UNOH Battle At The
Grandstand and garage admission can be secured via
the website or by calling 1-888-PITSHOP.
Source: Jason Cunningham / NASCAR