FOX Sports adds Ricky Craven to NASCAR coverage
Ricky Craven has joined FOX Sports as a NASCAR analyst ahead of the 2019 season.
Craven’s move was confirmed by FOX Sports representatives Tuesday morning. The news was first reported by Racer.com.
Craven, 52, had worked as an analyst for ESPN since 2008, providing insights from both the broadcast booth and the studio. With FOX, he’ll be a featured voice on the network’s weekend programming, including NASCAR Race Hub and practice and qualifying broadcasts in FOX Sports’ new virtual studio set.
Craven’s transition to broadcasting came after his career in NASCAR’s top division concluded in 2004. He won two races in what’s now the Monster Energy Series, including a thrilling final victory at Darlington Raceway in 2003, edging Kurt Busch by .002 seconds.
“I’m honored to join FOX Sports and have always had great admiration and appreciation for the company’s dedication and commitment to our sport,” Craven said in a release provided by the network. “FOX has an amazing team I have felt a connection to since 2003, when they enthusiastically delivered the broadcast of our finish at Darlington. I eagerly await the start of our new season.”
FOX Sports indicated that a full lineup for its 2019 broadcast team was forthcoming. FOX has already announced the offseason additions of former Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray and veteran journalist Bob Pockrass to its NASCAR coverage roster.
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