26 January 2015

2015 NASCAR on Fox Announcers

2015 will mark a new era of sorts for NASCAR as it is the first year of a new television contract featuring Fox and NBC Sports. Fox is the holdover as they will be entering their 15th year of NASCAR coverage since debuting with the 2001 Budweiser Shootout but there will be some changes to their coverage as well. They will air three more Sprint Cup races and add Xfinity Series action as well as their continuing coverage of the Camping World Truck Series across Fox and Fox Sports 1, but there will also be some changes with their on-air presentation as well. Let's take a look.

2015 NASCAR TV Schedule

The broadcast booth for the Sprint Cup Series remains the same as it has since the debut of NASCAR on Fox back in 2001 with Mike Joy on the lap-by-lap action and Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip handling the analysis. However there are some changes to the pit road reporting crew as Jamie Little, formerly of ESPN, and Chris Neville, formerly of TNT as well as FS1's open wheel coverage, join holdover Matt Yocom. Chris Myers returns as studio host and he will be joined by the brothers Waltrip, Darrell (pre-race show only) and Michael.

The Xfinity Series broadcast booth will be led by Adam Alexander and he will be joined by Michael Waltrip and a rotating group of current drivers including Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, and Jeff Gordon's good friend Brad Keselowski. Vince Welch, formerly of ESPN, will lead the pit road reporting crews alongside Little, Neville and Yocum who will rotate per race. The Xfinity races on Fox will be hosted by Danielle Trotta alongside Larry McReynolds and Kenny Wallace.

The new voice of the Camping World Truck Series will be Steve Byrnes but during his medical leave of absense, he will be replaced by Alexander, Joy (who will call the Daytona opener) and Brian Till. The Truck Series analysts remain Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip while the pre-race show will be hosted by John Roberts alongside Todd Bodine. The pit reports will be led by Hermie Sadler while Kaitlyn Vincie, Yocum and Welch will rotate.

Fox Sports 1 will continue to air NASCAR Raceday before the coverage of every Sprint Cup race and it will return trackside after spending much of last season in their Charlotte studio. The show will be hosting by Trotta during the Fox portion of the year and by Roberts during the NBC portion. The analysts will be McReynolds and Wallace while the reporters will be newcomers Alan Cavanna, formerly of NASCAR.com, and Andrew Doud, formerly of WFTS-TV in Tampa.

NASCAR Race Hub will return with a new time of 6:00 pm on FS1. It will continue to be hosted by Alexander, Trotta and Roberts with a wide array of analysts including A.J. Allmendinger, Greg Biffle, Drew Blickensderfer, Bodine, Wally Dallenbach, Jeff Hammond, Chad Knaus, Joey Logano and McReynolds. Cavanna, Doud and Vincie will report for the program as will Ray Dunlap, who will report on the Truck Series. It will also air on weekends with Roberts hosting with Hammond and reporting by Cavanna and Vincie.

NASCAR Victory Lane also returns to FS1 and will air after the conclusion of each Sprint Cup Series race. It will be hosted by Myers with Wallace and Michael Waltrip.

1 comment:

  1. you have NASCAR on FOX Sports 1 logo I could use it for next season so if you do post it here or on a page you make for next season because I can't find any out there

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