PHOENIX – The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) has named long time announcer Rick Eshelman as the new voice of the touring dirt late model series.
With more than 38 years of involvement in racing and more than 35 years behind the microphone, Eshelman brings a plethora of experience to the NDRL team and will add excitement to the announcer’s booth at each and every NDRL event in 2014. Eshelman was previously the lead announcer for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
“I wanted to be a part of something new and exciting,'” Eshelman said. “The NDRL has hit the ground running and it’s exciting to become a part of it. The NDRL has put together a stout team with a ton of experience and fresh new ideas that will no doubt help the sport and help NDRL grow into something big.”
Eshelman joins the NDRL team having announced at over 150 tracks across 30 different states during his announcing career. Eshelman has also announced some of the largest and most prestigious events in the history of dirt racing including the Eldora Million and Mopar Million held at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The Dirt Late Model Dream and World 100 also held at Eldora Speedway as well as other crown jewel events such as the Dirt Track World Championship, Firecracker 100, USA Nationals and an endless list of other major late model and sprint car events.
“I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity I have with the NDRL,” said Eshelman. “There is a ton of potential with the group that’s been assembled and with our experience, hard work, and dedication; it will show at each one of our events. For as many facilities I’ve announced at and states I’ve announced in, Arizona is one state I have not announced in, so I’m ready to get started at the Winter Extreme in January.”
“We’re very excited to bring Rick on board with us as we move forward,” NDRL founder John Kennedy said. “His experience, personality, and dedication to the sport will add a lot to our team. He’s as well-known as most of the drivers in our sport and to have him as the voice of the NDRL will add that much more to our already thrilling events.”