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BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan to Remain Official Home of NASCAR/Texas Motor Speedway

Today in the 5 o'clock hour

105.3 The Fan

will announce a new five-year contract extending its exclusive partnership as the official radio home of NASCAR and

Texas Motor Speedway
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 through 2013.

As part of the new agreement, The Fan will broadcast live all seven major racing events held annually at TMS. I'm not admitting NASCAR drivers are athletes, mind you, but theirs is indeed a sport. A very popular sport. The Fan will also broadcast NASCAR races throughout its Sprint Cup Series.

While the fledgling station struggles to garner meaty ratings, it continues to assemble an impressive sports lineup. Along with NASCAR, The Fan is also home to weekday Texas Rangers games and - coming very very soon - the ...

I've been tooting this horn for months now, and in putting two and two together The Fan's NASCAR announcement obviously paves the way for the moving of select Sunday afternoon races in the fall to its sister statition - KRLD 1080 AM - to make room for Dallas Cowboys' games. Therefore, an announcement of the official Fan-Cowboys radio flagship station pairing is imminent.

As in, any day now.

With Brad Sham's morning reports and Mickey Spagnola's insider reports already airing on the station and The Fan hosting Saturday's official team party in Arlington, sports radio's worst-kept secret is about to be screamed over a 100,000-watt signal.

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