Pit Pass USA with Larry Henry Wednesday, August 1, 2012
August 1, 2012
Hosted by Larry Henry
History was made last Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Grand-Am Rolex Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge ran their first ever races at the Brickyard. Being the very first to win an event at Indy is special. On Pit Pass USA, we talk to three gentlemen who did just that. Alex Popow who co-drove the Startworks Motorsports Daytona Prototype to victory will join us as will Andy Lally who was onboard the Mangus Racing winning Porsche in GT. Eric Curran put his name in the record books helping to bring home the CKS Motorsports Camaro to the top spot in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge’s GS category. And finally..it took almost 4 years…but 9-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel ended his winless streak claiming victory at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indy Friday night and he’ll stop by to talk about his 75th career win.
Pit Pass USA with Larry Henry
Wednesday at 4 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Sports Channel
Pit Pass USA is about all forms of racing. Pit Pass USA prides itself on not just being about Nascar or IndyCar or NHRA, or any one particular series.
Pit Pass USA has conversations, not interviews with drivers, owners, crew chiefs, series officials, crew members and even the media. We want to hear their story, find out what makes them tick, and get their viewpoint on the sport.
One thing that we strive for on Pit Pass USA is bringing the untold story to race fans. That’s why one of our key goals is to talk to those that may not get much media attention but are working just as hard as the stars of the sport to make their dreams come true.
Pit Pass USA is broadcast live every Wednesday at 4 PM Pacific Time on the Power Up Motorsports Series on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.
Larry is a lifetime member of the radio and TV broadcast community who has used his wit, charm, and voice to carve out a 20 year career in a top 10 U.S. market and 40 year career overall.
During his career, Larry has provided exciting play-by-play for the University of Michigan basketball and football which included broadcasting three different NCAA Men's Basketball Championship games.
The Detroit Lions asked Larry to be their pre-season television voice for several seasons and the Detroit Pistons used his talents for radio play-by-play also.
Auto racing has always been a passion of Larry's and he had the honor of being a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network broadcasting 15 Indy 500s from 1980 thru 1995. He continued his association with racing doing radio and television for Championship Auto Racing Teams. Currently he hosts a custom podcast weekly for Ford Racing entitled "This Week in Ford Racing” along with his own show Pit Pass USA.
On race weekends at Michigan International Speedway, you’ll hear Larry as the track announcer there. He is also announcer at Daytona International Speedway for the July Nascar weekend.
Larry knows many of the drivers and owners in Nascar, IndyCar, NHRA, USAC, ARCA and other series on a first name basis. He was there when Chip Ganassi first stepped into an IndyCar and considers Roger Penske a friend.
He is also a long time member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association and the National Motorsports Press Association.