The Origins of NASCAR Radio (w/ Dave Moody!)

A Lifetime in Motorsports

Nov 10 2022 • 1 hr 12 mins

Since the very early days of NASCAR's existence, public address and radio broadcasts of races have been a huge part of the sport. Long before television coverage became commonplace, local public address announcers at tracks and then radio networks were the only source for finding out what was going on at weekly NASCAR events. Some of the greatest radio announcers in the sport's history kept fans informed lap after lap about their favorite drivers and where they stacked up as far as track position. Some even made the greatest calls of race finishes in the sport's history that can still be heard today. Ben White and Jerry Bonkowski discuss the business of calling NASCAR races through radio broadcasts with Dave Moody, a longtime member of Motor Racing Network. They will also discuss the origins of the No. 80 during podcast No. 80 of "A Lifetime in Motorsports."  Give "A Lifetime in Motorsports" a listen for some interesting information on this week's podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit