Broadcast Veteran Also Set to Host NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Pre-Race Show, Continue College Basketball and NFL Sideline Reporting in 2017
CHARLOTTE, NC – FOX Sports has named recent hire Shannon Spake co-host of its popular NASCAR RACE HUB (Monday through Thursday at 6:00 PM ET on FS1) alongside Adam Alexander for the 2017 NASCAR race season, beginning today.
Spake, who joined FOX Sports in July 2016, also will host NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY, live from the track preceding each weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race, in addition to continuing to serve as a sideline reporter for college basketball and several NFL games airing on FOX Sports.
Since her move to FOX Sports, the broadcasting veteran covered the sidelines for the network’s lead college football and basketball on-air teams for the 2016 season, in addition to making her NFL debut. She has extensive NASCAR television experience after multiple years as a pit reporter covering the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES and NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, in addition to studio hosting duties, for ESPN.
Spake made her return to FOX Sports last year after spending 10 years with ESPN in multiple roles, beginning in 2006. While there, she served as a pit reporter for ESPN and ABC’s NASCAR coverage and offered reports on NASCAR and college sports for SportsCenter. Additionally, she hosted and reported for ESPN2’s NASCAR Now. Most recently, Spake was a sideline reporter for Saturday college football games and select Bowl games, including a New Year’s Six Bowl. Additionally, she served as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s Saturday Primetime and Super Tuesday SEC college basketball telecasts, was part of the 2015 NBA Draft coverage and covered multiple NCAA men’s basketball tournaments and Final Four championships for SportsCenter.
Prior to her tenure at ESPN, Spake worked for FOX Sports’ SPEED, beginning in 2005. She reported for NASCAR Nation, co-hosted Backseat Drivers and reported from the NASCAR garage during the network’s coverage of the 2006 Daytona SpeedWeeks.