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Regan Smith to Join Fox NASCAR Broadcast Team in 2018



Daytona Speedweeks in 2018 will certainly have many faces in new places. One of those is Regan Smith, who will join the NASCAR On Fox broadcast team as a pit reporter.

Smith, 34, is no stranger to NASCAR On Fox. Over the past season, he has been a frequent guest on NASCAR RaceHub, as one of the rotating driver analysts. Between part-time duties in the 92 Truck Series ride and RaceHub, Smith had a unique view on the 2017 season.

Smith’s Career Highlights

Regan Smith is one of the more experienced veterans in the garage area. He delivered Furniture Row Racing their first win in the 2011 Southern 500. After 3 seasons running in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports, Smith earned 6 wins in car number 7. 2016 saw Smith in the 7 car again, but in the Cup Series with Tommy Baldwin Racing. He had a best finish of 3rd at Pocono. For 2017, Smith made starts in all 3 series. He was in the 92 Truck for 13 races, ran for Joe Gibbs Racing at Mid-Ohio, and subbed for the injured Aric Almirola. Smith also helped Fox broadcast a Xfinity race from Iowa Speedway in June.

While Smith will not run any full-time ride in 2018, he stated that he has not competed in his last race. “My biggest goal in joining pit road is to be able to give viewers something they didn’t know before or to better help them understand something going on with the driver or the car. Since I am still competing, I can put into perspective what a driver is feeling at a particular moment,” said Smith.

Smith will join an already star-studded coverage team at Fox NASCAR. Jamie Little, Vince Welch, and Matt Yocum will join Smith on pit road throughout the year. In addition, the 3 booth reporters will be Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Jeff Gordon. Larry McReynolds will also be an additional reporter.

As mentioned above, new faces are in many new places for the 2018 NASCAR season. Regan Smith is just the latest addition to the NASCAR broadcasting family. Fox added Jeff Gordon in 2016. NBC will also add Dale Earnhardt Jr in 2018.

In conclusion, the world of NASCAR television coverage is shifting its focus to current or recently-retired drivers. This is in order to better explain the on-track racing action. Nowhere has this been more evident than the last 2 seasons of Fox NASCAR and Jeff Gordon’s expertise. Expect Regan Smith to only increase the NASCAR On Fox all-access coverage.