CHARLOTTE, N.C. – FOX Sports announced Wednesday that veteran driver Regan Smith will joins the network’s NASCAR coverage for both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season.
New to the FOX NASCAR race weekend arsenal next year, Smith will also continue his role as a NASCAR Race Hub analyst. He took a broadcasting test drive with his race analyst debut last June at Iowa Speedway for FS1’s presentation of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race.
“When I had the opportunity to be in the FOX Sports booth at Iowa earlier in the year, the driver in me was really intrigued by the TV side of the sport,” Smith said. “So, 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.”
Smith, the 2011 winner of the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and 2008 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, has regularly appeared as a driver analyst on FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub since 2015.
“We’ve enjoyed and appreciated Regan’s insight in the NASCAR Race Hub studio, but really had our eyes opened to his broadcasting potential at Iowa last summer,” said Steve Craddock, FOX Sports SVP of NASCAR Production. “A fan and peer favorite, he has proven himself seamless in translating his years of driving experience to the viewers at home.”
CREDIT: FOX Sports