Bill Elliott to Join PRN Broadcast for Sunday's Golden Corral 500
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Bill Elliott will serve as a guest analyst for Sunday¿s Performance Racing Network (PRN) radio broadcast of the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Elliott, the current part-time driver of the No. 91 Dodge for Ray Evernham, will join PRN's Mark Garrow and Doug Rice in the booth to add his unique insight.
Elliott, a native of Dawsonville, Ga., is a six-time winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This will be the first Atlanta race without Elliott since the spring of 1976.
¿As a past NASCAR Champion and current competitor, Bill Elliott brings a timely and unmatched perspective to our broadcast team,¿ Rice said. ¿We are all excited and honored to have Bill join us for the Golden Corral 500.¿
The PRN crew consists of anchors Doug Rice and Mark Garrow, pit reporters Steve Richard, Brett McMillan and Pat Patterson, and turn announcers Chuck Carland and Rob Albright.
PRN broadcast all the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and NASCAR Busch Series events held at all SMI tracks.
PRN is heard on 460 stations, XM Satellite Radio and NASCAR.com. Sunday¿s race coverage will begin at 12:15 p.m. EST.
FANS READY TO RALLY: Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and Senator Mike Crotts will host an Atlanta racing rally on Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol, and fans are invited and encouraged to attend and show their support for the sport.
Gov. Perdue will host a news conference at 11 a.m. on the north side of the State Capitol building downtown. Fans interested in attending should be at the Capitol by 10:30 a.m.
NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Terry Cook, Carl Edwards, Tina Gordon, Bill Lester, Chase Montgomery and Kelly Sutton, as well as Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO Bruton Smith and Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark are all expected to attend the news conference.
A variety of showcars and simulators will line the street next to the Capitol, including the No. 97 Rubbermaid/Sharpie car of Kurt Busch, two Newell Rubbermaid Hummers, the No. 88 UPS car of Dale Jarrett, the No. 10 Power Stroke Diesel truck simulator, the NEXTEL mini-experience, the No. 24 Bang! Racing truck, the AMS pace car and a pair of Richard Petty Driving Experience cars.
MORE FROM THE HILL: Senator Carol Jackson announced Wednesday the formation of the legislative motorsports caucus for members of the General Assembly.
Modeled after successful caucus organizations in the U.S. Congress as well as varying states, the caucus seeks to promote the economic viability of Georgia¿s vibrant and diverse motorsports industry.
¿From the rich traditions of racing¿s earliest days and drivers to today¿s international venues and events, motorsports has a multi-billion dollar economic impact in Georgia,¿ Jackson said.
HELP THE KIDS: The Atlanta chapter of the Speedway Children¿s Charities will be hosting its annual spring reception in the Tara Ballroom at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday from 6:30pm ¿ 8:30pm. NASCAR drivers Ward Burton, Chad Chaffin, Joey Clanton, Rick Crawford, Brendan Gaughan, Bobby Hamilton, Shane Hmiel, Bill Lester, Randy MacDonald, Joe Nemechek, Scott Riggs, Morgan Shepherd, Kelly Sutton, Scott Wimmer, are expected to attend.
Fans are invited to attend this hors d¿oeuvres reception. Cost is a $100.00 per person contribution, and attire is business casual. For more information contact Pat Thompson at 770-946-3921. Special thanks to this year¿s sponsors, Georgia Pediatric Cardiology, AETNA and Matsui Babcock.
Also, Speedway Children¿s Charities will once again be selling raffle tickets during the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and this year the prizes are two Indian motorcycles ¿ a Joe Gibbs Customized Chevrolet truck and an American Ironhorse Customized motorcycle.
The raffle will continue throughout the year and will culminate at the fall Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 in Atlanta. Raffle tickets are just $5.