John Roberts (motorsport commentator)

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John Roberts (born October 2, 1965) is an on-air broadcaster for NASCAR coverage on Fox Sports 1. He currently appears on NASCAR Race Hub and NASCAR Live! and up until 2014, he appeared on NASCAR RaceDay, and NASCAR Victory Lane, and the interim studio host of NASCAR on FOX.

Early life[edit]

Roberts was born in Washington, D.C.. He attended James Madison University.


His career started in 1986 at WHSV TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He then worked at WBTV in Charlotte before moving to the Fox Network-owned Speed Channel to host NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane.

In 2012, Roberts was named interim NASCAR on FOX studio host for the 2012 Daytona 500 when Chris Myers was placed on bereavement leave due to the death of his son.

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