Racing Rocks! with Riki Rachtman is a two-hour weekly music-intensive program that provides rock fans coast-to-coast with news, exclusive insights, interviews and dedicated coverage from the world of NASCAR, primarily the Sprint Cup racing series. The program, which debuted in the spring of 2003, is available to affiliates in a choice of two different mixes, one for Mainstream/Active Rock stations and one for Classic Rock outlets.

In the driver's seat as the host of both versions of Racing Rocks! is well-known air personality Riki Rachtman who is not only a serious NASCAR fan, but also a respected racing commentator and a highly recognizable rock radio and TV figure. Rachtman emerged on the music scene in the late 80's when he opened his legendary rock-and-roll venue, The Cathouse, and he also served for five years as the host for MTV's original Headbanger's Ball. Riki has also recently been seen on Fox's Speed Channel and other high-profile racing outlets including

Joining Rachtman on the broadcast team each week are Kelly Wayne, Program Director and Air Personality at KMOK-FM in Lewiston, Idaho, who provides coverage of movies and other entertainment news each week, as well as Chris McClain, a sports radio veteran reporting from Charlotte, North Carolina who covers NASCAR's Nationwide Racing Series each week.

Thanks to the sport of NASCAR, a few people know me as Riki Rachtman, not "The guy that used to be." I'm proud of my past, or at least what I can remember. The Headbanger's Ball, my talk radio career. A loyal friend and an enemy who enjoys revenge. Internally, I do believe success is the sweetest form of revenge.

So what doesn't kill me will make me stronger. I'm a skeptic. I've heard it all. Speak the truth or remain silent. I really do believe anyone can do what they want on this planet. The world is an empty canvas - it's up to you what you want to paint on it. Hey, that was kinda profound, huh -- I just made it up.

I love loud fast music but if it's done with heart. Ya, heart -- like Motorhead. I grew up listening to punk rock and skateboarding. The first book I read as a child was about Alice Cooper. The best feeling is making someone laugh. No really, that's what I believe. I love Corvettes, Harleys, and good scary flicks.

I'm nuts. No, really I am -- but it's worked OK for me so far.

Chris McClain covers NASCAR's Nationwide Series for Racing Rocks!. Chris is also currently the host of the sports talk show The Mac Attack, which airs every weekday morning from 6-10 am on WFNZ "The Franchise" in Charlotte. Before heading to Charlotte, he hosted a daily show on XM's NASCAR Radio called Happy Hour. McClain got his on air start at CBS Sportsline in South Florida, where he hosted a nationally syndicated show on the Sports Fan Radio Network. He also worked in Jacksonville, Florida. He lives in Monroe, North Carolina with his wife and their dog Benny.
Kelly Wayne is a popular and award-winning radio personality, voice talent and radio programmer who delivers our weekly ENTERTAINMENT REPORT on Racing Rocks! Each week Kelly takes a look at the latest movies, DVD releases and other major trends in entertainment. She keeps an eye and ear out for things that would be of special interest to our audience of racing fans such as action movies, sports films and the occasional auto-themed movie or TV series. Kelly is an Idaho native who’s been in radio for over 20 years, and she's had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the top recording artists around today. We're thrilled to have her Entertainment Reports included in the mix of Racing Rocks! each week.