Winston Kelley, a fixture on Motor Racing Network broadcasts for over 30 years, will call his last race in a full-time capacity in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale at Phoenix Raceway.
Kelley joined MRN in the late 80s as a production assistant before making his first on-air appearance in 1988 at Martinsville Speedway. He went on to become MRN’s lead pit reporter.
While his chapter at MRN will come to a close, he will continue to tell the story and history of the sport in his role as Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“I will miss the regular interactions on pit road with the drivers, crew chiefs, crew members, PR reps, fellow media members and others,” Kelley said. “I’ll miss following, analyzing and trying to anticipate the strategic decisions the crew chiefs make and the exuberance and emotions of almost every Victory Lane.
“I also look forward to the opportunity to occasionally fill in on MRN in the future if asked. I have been truly blessed to be with MRN these last 34 years. I can never adequately put into words the incredible honor and privilege it has been to be a part of the MRN team.