FOX announces pit road reporters By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) FOX Sports has announced the three pit reporters to fill out its inaugural broadcast team for NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series events. Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes and...
FOX announces pit road reporters
By Tim Packman
NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) FOX Sports has announced the three pit reporters to fill out its inaugural broadcast team for NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series events. Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes and Matt Yocum were announced as its pit road team for next season. They will provide support for the previously announced Jeff Hammond as the pre-race commentator, with Larry McReynolds, Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip covering the live lap-by-lap action from the booth. The announcement was made Thursday by Ed Goren, president and executive producer, FOX Sports.
"Pit road is loud, fast and dangerous and you never know where a story is going to develop," Goren said. "Berrgren, Byrnes and Yocum have the experience and savvy to cover pit road like never before. I'm confident that they will deliver the most comprehensive and entertaining coverage the sport has ever seen."
The three pit reporters all have prior television experience covering NASCAR events.
Berggren began his TV career as a booth analyst and pit reporter for ESPN in 1981. He then worked in the same capacity for CBS, TBS and TNN. He has 30 years of motorsports experience as a driver, journalist and broadcaster. He is also the executive editor of "Speedway Illustrated," a monthly publication cover NASCAR and local short track action.
Byrnes has 20 years of experience as a producer, writer, show host and reporter. The last 15 years he has concentrated his efforts on motorsports. He worked for CBS, TBS and TNN as a pit road reporter for NASCAR events. He also is an analyst for the "Summer Legend Shootout Series" on FOX Sports Net. Yocum began his broadcasting career at NBC affiliates in Bristol, Tenn. and Orlando, Fla., before joining TNN in 1995. After four years of covering motorsports events for that network he became part of ESPN's NASCAR coverage team. His duties included reporting for its television show "RPM2Night" and select NASCAR events as a pit reporter. -nascar.com-