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March 21, 2023, 12:30 ET
(RALEIGH, NC) March 21, 2023 / Curtis Media Group/ – 94.7 QDR, the Triangle’s home for today’s best and most continuous country music, proudly announces that it has been named as the official radio partner of Wake County Speedway, Raleigh’s NA
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it lYes “We are beyond thrilled to have country music giant, 94.7 QDR, come on board this season as the official radio station of Wake County Speedway,” said Charlie Hansen, Track Owner. “With such a long legacy of entertaining music listeners here in the Triangle area, Wake County Speedway couldn't ask for a better media partner to help us to promote our brand of short-track racing to fans across central and eastern North Carolina.”
David Stuckey, General Manager of 94.7 QDR added, “We are super excited to be partnering with Wake County Speedway this year. The Speedway, just like 94.7 QDR, has been entertaining Triangle residents for years. We’re looking forward to being involved with this long-standing tradition of racing and family-friendly fun in North Carolina.”
In addition to being named as the official radio partner of Wake County Speedway, 94.7 QDR will also sponsor the Speedway’s Kids’ Race Car Ride-Along Night on June 23, 2023, prior to the “94.7 QDR 150” race night.
WQDR has also been named as the title sponsor of Wake County Speedway’s 94.7 QDR Bandolero Racing Series, which consists of 18 races at the paved quarter-mile, NASCAR-sanctioned oval. Bandolero cars, which were introduced by U.S. Legend Cars International, are a steppingstone between go karts and larger, faster race cars. “Bandos,” usually driven by a mix of young women and men between the ages of 11 and 14, will compete to take home this year’s 94.7 QDR Bandolero Series Championship Trophy.
Wake County Speedway’s 61st racing season starts Friday night, March 31st.
About Curtis Media Group
Founded in 1968 by Don Curtis, Curtis Media Group (CMG) began its adventure in broadcasting in Cherryville, NC, with WCSL-AM. Over the years, CMG has grown and developed into the largest single-shareholder radio broadcasting company in the country. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, CMG owns and operates leading radio brands in communities throughout North Carolina – including flagship station 94.7 QDR. Other CMG assets include: The North Carolina News Network, The Triangle Traffic Network, The Southern Farm Network, Curtis Digital Marketing Group, CMG Southern Sales, ACCSports.com, and The Adam Gold Radio Network. As a highlight of its community service commitment, CMG has forged a 20-year partnership with the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.
About Wake County Speedway:
Wake County Speedway was founded in 1962 by members of the Simpkins family. The racetrack was dirt from 1962 – 1986 and was first paved in 1987. Wake County Speedway is a quarter-mile, asphalt, oval racetrack, known as a “short track.” Wake County Speedway operated as an independent track from 1962 – 2019, before becoming NASCAR sanctioned in 2020. Boasting several races with audiences in excess of 2,000 fans during 2022, Wake County Speedway established new, all-time-high attendance records. Fueling those attendance records were performances by Goldsboro’s Clay Jones, who was named as the 2022 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series State Champion, and by Bahama’s Layne Riggs, who earned the title of 2022 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Champion thanks – in part – to points he earned while racing in five events at Wake County Speedway. New for 2023, Wake County Speedway is freshly repaved – its first repaving in 30 years!
Speedway. New for 2023, Wake County Speedway is freshly repaved – its first repaving in 30 years!
Rob Brittain, Vice President of Marketing
Curtis Media Group
Charlie Hansen, Owner/Promoter
Wake County Speedway