John Roberts, in his 17th year with the FOX Sports family, co-hosts Thursday and weekend editions of NASCAR RACE HUB on FS1, the network’s daily news and update program, continuing in a role he assumed in 2014. He also hosts NCWTS SETUP, the dedicated, 30-minute pre-race show on FS1 preceding each NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES race. On the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES side, Roberts hosts NASCAR RACEDAY and NASCAR VICTORY LANE, the network’s pre- and postrace shows.
A LONG HISTORY WITH FOX SPORTS
Roberts’ tenure with FOX Sports began when he was tabbed to host NASCAR THIS MORNING, NASCAR RACEDAY’s predecessor on FOX Sports Net, in 2001. Roberts also has hosted special NASCAR programming on FS1, such as Daytona preseason testing and NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE prerace festivities. He also has served as play-by-play announcer for MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES and NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice and qualifying sessions on FS1 and served as the longtime host of NASCAR LIVE.
Prior to joining FOX, Roberts worked as a sports anchor in Charlotte, N.C., Lynchburg, Va., Roanoke, Va., Richmond, Va., Spartanburg, S.C., and Harrisonburg, Va.
The former basketball player supplemented his television income years ago by operating a construction and landscaping business in Charlotte, and was the craftsman behind the Adirondack chairs used for years on the Lake Lloyd “beach set” during SPEED’s broadcasts from the infield at Daytona International Speedway. He parlayed his love for woodworking and home construction into a real estate brokerage role with his wife, Traci, in 2016.
The Washington, D.C. native co-authored The Great Book of NASCAR Lists, released in 2012.
Born Oct. 2, 1965, he graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Communications. Roberts resides in Mooresville, N.C., with his wife, Traci, and their six children, Jordan, Willie, Lauren, Michael, Matt and Kami, and two dogs, Maya and Phillip. In his free time, Roberts enjoys playing the drums and once had the opportunity to play on-stage at Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville. You may follow Roberts on Twitter at @TheJohnnyTV.