Wendy Venturini début as first female co-anchor of a NASCAR Sprint Series Race with Performance Racing Network is on September 21st at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
One of NASCAR fans’ favorite radio and television personalities is Wendy Venturini and now she’s moving her career forward as a co-anchor with Performance Radio Network/PRN. Her début is September 21, 2014 with the Sprint Cup Series race – Sylvannia 300 – at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Her experience working as co-anchor with PRN’s president Doug Rice and co-anchor Mark Garrow with the Nationwide Series broadcasts since 2012, give Venturini a great foundation for moving to the Sprint Cup Series broadcast.
“Wendy has an incredible knowledge of our sport and for the past two seasons has been co-anchoring multiple Nationwide Series races on PRN. She has steadily become more comfortable in that role and is ready for a Sprint Cup broadcast,” said Rice.
Although Venturini never set out her goal to become the first female to co-anchor a Sprint Cup Series event, she’s thrilled with her début at New Hampshire in September.
“While I’ve never set out to be the first woman on a list of firsts in our sport, life has brought me to situations such as these,” said Venturini. “Doug Rice believes in what I’ve contributed over the last decade in NASCAR, and I have deep appreciation for the support given to me by the entire PRN team in this history-making moment.”
A Chicago area native, Venturini’s racing roots run deep, growing up around racing with her father as he competed in the Sprint Cup Series and the ARCA Racing Series. She started her broadcasting career hosting Race City Review, a local racing show on Adelphia Cable Network in 2001.
Since then, fans have enjoyed her broadcasting career from pit road for all of NASCAR’s three national series. Since 2004, Venturini has served as an analyst for SPEED and FOX Sports 1 on NASCAR Live, NASCAR Race Day, NASCAR Victory Lane and practice and qualifying sessions. She was also the first woman to call an entire race for a national series during the July 2007 Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway for DirecTV.
On September 21st at 1 pm ET, the Sylvannia 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will broadcast on over 380 affiliate stations nationwide and stream live on GoPRN.com, the PRN mobile app, NASCAR.com and TuneIn.