Race Central airs Monday night’s on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. www.nbcsports1060.com/listen-live.
Race Central (@) provides the latest wrap-up in all-things racing, including NASCAR, open-wheel, IndyCar, Formula 1 and more from a unique perspective of a former racer, Kurt Hansen and Casey Buckman. To interact with the show and join the racing conversation plus great racing news, join Race Central AZ’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/racecentralaz/.
Kurt Hansen- Whether behind the wheel, behind the microphone or in front of the television camera, Kurt Hansen is accustomed to the fast track. The California native and Denver resident has parlayed a two-decade career as a professional drive and team owner into an award-winning broadcast career, earning praise as one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining personalities in motor sports radio and television.
A 1982 graduate of the Jim Russell Racing School, Hansen was a member of the French Formula 3 AVIA team in 1986, and claimed both the West Coast Formula Atlantic and Pacific Coast Racing Championships in 1991. Hansen broke three qualifying lap records in Portland, Ore., Laguna Seca and Sears Point Raceway and competed professionally in the Champ Car World Series Toyota Atlantic Championship from 1991-1993. After retiring as a professional driver, Hansen continues to compete on many top tier professional racing levels but saw broadcasting as another way to keep his competitive fires burning.
Hansen launched his broadcasting career in 2001 at KNBR 1050 in San Francisco as host of Race Central before moving the program in 2002 to Denver’s ESPN Radio affiliate KLZ 560. He can also be heard nationwide as a motor sports correspondent for ESPN Radio’s The V Show. A recipient of the prestigious ‘Telly’ Award, recognizing outstanding performance on cable / satellite television program, Hansen has also enjoyed success in front of the camera. Hansen hosts a television version of Race Central seen nationally and internationally on three major television networks as well as the latest Lucas Oil Platform www.LucasOilRacing.tv.
With so many options for today’s sports fan on radio, television and the Internet, Hansen strives to bring something unique to every broadcast.