Wendy Venturini

NASCAR Reporter

Wendy Venturini serves as pit reporter for FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES practice and qualifying telecasts, in addition to NASCAR LIVE, the network’s weekend update show, and ARCA RACING SERIES telecasts.

OVERVIEW

Wendy Venturini serves as pit reporter for FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES practice and qualifying telecasts, in addition to NASCAR LIVE, the network’s weekend update show, and ARCA RACING SERIES telecasts.

MAKING HISTORY MANY TIMES OVER

She also serves as play-by-play announcer for select Nationwide Series races on Performance Racing Network (PRN) alongside PRN President Doug Rice, and becomes the first female to co-anchor a Cup Series broadcast on Sept. 21, 2014, from New Hampshire Motor Speedway on PRN.  Venturini already has made broadcasting history on two occasions.  In 2012, she became the first female announcer to anchor a NASCAR radio broadcast from the booth when she joined Rice for a Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. PRN received the 2012 National Motorsports Press Association Live Event Radio Broadcast of the Year Award for the broadcast.

In January 2014, Venturini debuted as host of Racing Home, a new web series on PRN.com and iTunes that features behind-the-scenes interviews focusing on families and friends behind NASCAR’s biggest stars.  The Chicago native also became the first woman to call an entire race on a national level during the July 2007 Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway while working for DirecTV.

VERSATILE BROADCASTER

Venturini, in her 14th year with FOX Sports, previously reported for NASCAR RACEDAY and NASCAR VICTORY LANE from 2006 to 2013.   In addition, she reported for SPEED CENTER on SPEED.

Prior to her stint on NASCAR RACEDAY, Venturini worked as a pit road reporter in the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES (2004-’06) and the ARCA RACING SERIES on SPEED, among other NASCAR divisions.   Before picking up a microphone, Venturini honed her skills as a feature producer for NASCAR THIS MORNING (now NASCAR RACEDAY) from 2001 to 2004 and as a producer for NASCAR VICTORY LANE from 2002 to 2004.

Venturini, daughter of two-time ARCA Racing Series champion Bill Venturini, began her broadcast career as a one-man band reporter for Adelphia Cable Network in Mooresville, N.C., in 2000-’01. She went on to host Race City Review, a local-flavor racing show on Adelphia Cable Network, in 2001-’02, while also serving as an associate producer on TNN’s Raceday in 2001.

PERSONAL

Born Jan. 30, 1979, in Chicago, Venturini graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Journalism. Venturini resides near Charlotte, N.C., with her husband, Jarrad Egert, and their son, Caleb.