Learn more about our partners
PCI Race Radios
Who is the weatherman and why is he so important?
Bob Steinberger, otherwise known as The Weatherman, put communications in the vehicles of Bill Stroppe, Joe MacPherson and Walker Evans in 1972. At the 1974 Mint 400, he sent up three weather balloons with five hundred feet of coax attached and the first successful radio relay from a pit was made. It is believed that it was Joe MacPherson who couldn’t remember his name, so he dubbed him “Weatherman” on the radio. The rest is history and Bob’s iconic status has been reached through nearly half a century of work with the communications company he founded, PCI Race Radios.