Marty Reid

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For the Northern Irish actor, see Martin Reid.
Reid at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2008.

Marty Reid is an American television sportscaster who worked for ESPN from 1982 through 2013, covering motorsports for the network. Reid had been the network's IndyCar Series lead commentator and also called select NASCAR Nationwide Series races for the network and the Indianapolis 500 for ABC. Reid is the only person to do television play-by-play for all five major North American motor sports series, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Trucks, IndyCar, and NHRA Drag Racing.

Reid was the lead television announcer for the NHRA on ESPN from 2001 through the 2006 season, when he took over for Todd Harris as lead IndyCar voice, and held the same position for ESPN's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events from 1998 through 2000.

Reid began his career at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio in 1975. Among his duties were anchoring Ohio State University hockey telecasts and Columbus Clippers telecasts. He started Marty Reid Enterprises, a video production company, in 1988. He formed the short course off-road racing series Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) in 1997 and sold it in 2005 to Jim Baldwin.[1]

On September 29, 2013, Reid was fired from ESPN after accidentally calling Ryan Blaney's Nationwide Series win in the Kentucky 300 too early by one lap. Reid was replaced by Allen Bestwick.[2]


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Preceded by
Todd Harris
Television voice of the
Indianapolis 500

Succeeded by
Allen Bestwick