NBC Sports adds Rick Allen to NASCAR booth
NBC Sports Group has named Rick Allen lead race announcer for
its coverage of NASCAR.
Allen will join driver Jeff Burton in the booth for coverage
that begins in 2015. The third member of the broadcast team has yet
to be announced.
”I met Rick early on in his career and it has been fun to watch
him develop into one of the most talented voices in motorsports,”
said Sam Flood, NBC Sports executive producer. ”His energetic
delivery, great voice, and ability to bring the best out of his
analysts have led him to this well-earned position of covering
NASCAR’s most-watched events.”
Allen is currently Fox Sports’ race announcer for NASCAR’s Truck
Series and the ARCA Racing Series. Allen also does a wide range of
voice-over work for companies including Goodyear, Sears, Alltel and
Allen competed in the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials as a decathlete
and began his broadcasting career in 1994 as the public address
announcer at Memorial Stadium during University of Nebraska
”I’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the most
talented people in this industry over the last decade,” said
Allen. ”Now I’m excited to be a part of the incredible team that
NBC Sports is assembling for their NASCAR coverage.”
NBC has the rights to the final 20 Sprint Cup Series races and
19 Nationwide Series races.