Chicago, start your engines! NASCAR is coming to the Windy City July 1-2, 2023. This is the first EVER 12 turn NASCAR Chicago street race and you don’t want to miss a second of this race. For more information on how you can be a part of this historic event, listen weekdays 5:30am-9am to The Steve Cochran Show and 3pm-6pm weekdays to the John Howell Show, where Steve and John will give you exclusive access to this can’t miss Chicago summer sensation. 


For nearly 100 years, 890 WLS-AM has been entertaining and informing listeners in Chicagoland the latest news and conversation. The Big 89 is a heritage station that reaches 38 states and parts of Canada. Now, WLS is the Chicago home for NASCAR. Listen on-air, stream online, or download our app. For more information, check us out on Facebook,


The future stars of NASCAR are taking over the spotlight today as drivers such as Kyle Larson, William Byron, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton, and Chase Elliott are challenging for – and winning – races throughout the season. They battle established superstars like Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Joey Logano, who continue to build their own legacies.


Motor Racing Network is the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming. Our award-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to nearly 650 radio stations nationwide. This makes Motor Racing Network the largest independent sports radio network in America.

The Motor Racing Network was founded in 1970 by William H.G. “Big Bill” France, the founder of NASCAR and the world famous Daytona International Speedway. Since signing on the air with the 1970 Daytona 500, the Motor Racing Network has thrilled listeners with its unique and innovative broadcast style, earning numerous awards and developing legions of fans for the sport, as well as the broadcast. In its history, the Motor Racing Network has developed a track record as an outstanding advertising vehicle, capitalizing on the loyalty of the growing number of NASCAR fans.

Each week, millions of listeners hear MRN’s vivid descriptions of exciting, fast-paced racing action on radio stations from coast to coast. In-depth analysis and follow-up reporting through our ancillary daily and weekly programming keeps our listeners coming back for more information on their favorite sport.  MRN is also home to original podcasts and video-on-demand programs covering NASCAR and Dirt Sprint Cars and is enjoyed by over 8 million unique yearly users.  In addition to its digital programming, the network produces a television show Winged Nation for cable outlet MAVTV.