A member of NASCAR’s Miss Sprint Cup team will now transition to a new role as part of the sport’s radio coverage.
Kim Coon, who has served as Miss Sprint Cup for the last four years, will join qualifying and race broadcasts on the Motor Racing Network in 2015.
Coon will report from the pits during qualifying shows and interact with fans on air and through social media during the live races. She is a graduate of the University of Miami and also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Alabama.
Coon announced her big move on Instagram with the following message:
They say all good things come to an end, but this isn’t an ending…it’s a new beginning! I wanted to let you, the fans, hear my amazing news first. After four years on this incredible journey as Miss Sprint Cup, I’m retiring my firesuit, but I’m not going far! I’m beyond excited to announce that this season I’ll be joining the amazing @MRNRadio team to begin my next chapter in @nascar on air! I’m forever grateful to you for the memories and to Sprint for sending me on the ride of a lifetime! The ride wouldn’t have been the same without all of you! -KC
MRN also announced today that former Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace is slated to appear in select broadcasts and weekly network shows plus provide content for the MRN website.
Additionally, veteran announcer Eli Gold will return to Sprint Cup duty for MRN, providing in-race updates and serving as its pre-race and post-race host.
MRN, owned by the International Speedway Corporation, is one of the two major NASCAR radio networks. The other is the Performance Racing Network, which is owned by Speedway Motorsports.