Motorsports Host, ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio’s RaceDay host Pat Patterson, also known as “The Racing Guy,” has been involved in motorsports as a driver, broadcaster and marketer for more than 30 years.
Patterson hosted and produced television shows RaceDay on TNN and the nationally syndicated radio show On Pit Road, and was a pit reporter for ESPN, WTBS and SETN in the 1980s and early 1990s. His radio experience includes more than 25 years of calling the action on pit road for the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and as a part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway radio network.
Patterson’s most recent TV work was as analyst for HD Net’s coverage of the Busch Grand National East and Grand National West Series.
Patterson made a name for himself in the mid 1990s as a promoter of live sprint car racing on television with the “Slick 50 Sprint Car World Series,” the first time that the World of Outlaws had ever appeared on live TV. Patterson was named “Sprint Car Media Person of the Year” (1992, ‘93, ‘94), received the Specialty Promotions Award from Open Wheel/Stock car Racing Magazine (1993), and was elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame Board of Directors in 1997.
Patterson has not only talked about racing, he has also participated as a driver in both the NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series and NASCAR Southwest Tour from 1994-98. He also raced stock cars in ASA and sports cars in IMSA and still occasionally participates in road racing events.
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