Reid to serve as ESPN NASCAR lap-by-lap announcer

BY foxsports • December 17, 2009

Marty Reid will take over as lap-by-lap announcer for ESPN's NASCAR coverage in 2010, with Dr. Jerry Punch returning to his role as a pit reporter.

The network said in a statement on Wednesday that Reid will join analysts Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree in the booth. He'll call all 17 of ESPN's Sprint Cup races along with many of the network's Nationwide Series telecasts.

Reid was lap-by-lap announcer for ESPN's IndyCar coverage and some Nationwide races in 2009. Punch was lap-by-lap announcer for ESPN's Sprint Cup coverage the past three years.

ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson said in the statement that the move ``strengthens us in the booth'' and will ``play to the strengths of our announcers.''

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