1988 was the year and October marks the month when my friend invited me to go to my first NASCAR race at Rockingham. From that point on I was too cheap to buy race tickets. Within a year I was covering NASCAR for the Nestle- Danville newsletter. At the time we had drivers Chuck Bown and Jeff Gordon in the Busch Grand National Series.
Later I did photography for Winston Cup Scene and Speedway Scene magazines. At the same time I was working for WBTM and we started the show NASCAR Profile. We decided the show would work better on WAKG and renamed the show NASCAR Noise.
Be listening Saturdays at 11:07am, 12:07pm and 1:07pm, I’ll give you the “insider information” you want to know about track conditions, driver’s abilities at particular speedways, how weather affects the race and more! Plus, I mix in interviews with some of NASCAR’s best drivers.
(Danville, Va.) — A house fire at 125 Lowell Street sent a family fleeing into the cold night, but no one was injured. The first units to arrive reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the basement
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(Richmond, Va.) (AP) — This week’s groundswell of political change in Virginia has improved the odds of Medicaid expansion becoming law there. The long-stalled liberal priority gained new life after Democrats nearly wiped out Republicans’ overwhelming majority
(South Boston, Va.) – A plant downsizing in St. Louis could result in more jobs here on the Southside. Swiss technology giant ABB will halt production of power transformers at its St. Louis plant and move the
(Danville, Va.) – Federal tax credits that have fueled redevelopment in Danville’s River District are threatened and Danville City Council has urged Congress and President Donald Trump to preserve the program. The historic tax credits, which were
(Fairfax, Va.) (AP) — A Republican delegate has picked up a crucial 100 votes during a canvass of election returns in a race that is critical to determining which party will control the chamber. Fairfax County elections
(Martinsville, Va.) – The two month search for a missing Martinsville inmate has ended. Police say fugitive Dekey Trevor Penn been arrested and charged with escaping from custody. Penn had been sought by the Martinsville Sheriff’s Office
(Greensboro, N.C.) – The sale of Morehead Hospital has yet to be finalized, after a federal bankruptcy court judge recessed a hearing Wednesday and told attorneys to return to the courtroom Monday morning. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Kahn
(Richmond, Va.) (AP) — A former journalist has unseated one of Virginia’s most socially conservative lawmakers to become the first openly transgender member of the House of Delegates. Democrat Danica Roem, an experienced newspaper reporter, beat Republican
(Richmond, Va.) — Democrats nearly erased Republicans’ overwhelming majority in the Virginia House of Delegates, with a handful of races still too close to call that will decide control of the body. Democrats on Tuesday picked up
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Martinsville Speedway has installed lights. To celebrate, the track opened up for fans to drive a lap under the lights, Thursday, February 2nd. Host of NASCAR Noise, Barry Richmond, attended the festivities..
Barry Richmond, host of NASCAR Noise, is at the 2017 NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte, NC: sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Host of the award-winning “NASCAR Noise,” Barry Richmond, attended Media Day at Martinsville Speedway, Tuesday, October 20th.
Kevin Harvick was honored at the White House Tuesday, April 21st. Barry Richmond was honored to be an audience member during this special event.
Nascar Noise’s Barry Richmond attends press conferences and open forums before the 2015 NASCAR season kicks off!
Host of “NASCAR Noise,” Barry Richmond, went to Charlotte to experience Acceleration Weekend before the 2013 NASCAR season kicked off!
Barry gets behind the scenes at the tracks! He has the best inside scoop and interviews with your favorite drivers. If it’s going on in NASCAR, he knows!