Motor Racing Network will look back at how NASCAR and the nation responded to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 during Saturday night’s broadcast of the Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond Raceway.
An extended pre-race program starting at 6:00pm ET will look at the 2001 race at Richmond the week prior to the attacks, the events on that fateful day, and NASCAR’s decision to postpone the next scheduled race at New Hampshire in reverence to a grieving country. NASCAR Champion and former NASCAR on Fox TV broadcaster, Jeff Gordon and NASCAR Hall of Fame Member and MRN Lead Analyst, Rusty Wallace will share their remembrances.
NASCAR Vice Chairman, Mike Helton will discuss his thoughts from that time including NASCAR’s decision to move the postponed 2001 New Hampshire race to Thanksgiving weekend. Our look back will also include highlights of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s emotional victory at Dover when NASCAR returned to racing and the unusual trip in late November to race in New England.
Additionally, Motor Racing Network’s weekday programming like NASCAR LIVE, NASCAR TODAY, and NASCAR Hot Pass will include elements recapping the events from 20 years ago.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders NASCAR Cup Series playoff race will be carried on over 350 radio stations nationwide. For affiliation in your area, contact Bob Quick, Senior Manager-Radio Partnerships at Motor Racing Network at [email protected] or 704-262-6713.