The Motor Racing Network’s two minute daily show NASCAR Today will air its 10,000th episode today (Friday, June 15). The show has been a daily part of MRN’s lineup since 1990 when the show as hosted by Allen Bestwick, one of only four hosts in the show’s 28 year history.
“When we started the show, the sport’s popularity was growing so fast that fans’ demand for information far exceeded the weekend race broadcasts, which was all that was being done at the time,” Bestwick said as part of an MRN press release. “This was our way of bringing updates to them through our network of radio affiliates.”
The show launched a spin-off called NASCAR Today Mid-Day in 2008. It gave affiliates overnight updates to air during the lunch hour. Friday’s episode is the 10,000th in the combined inventory of the two different editions. It will air on 325 affiliates across the United States as well as on the Armed Forces Network.