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 to 2013, covering motorsports for the network. At the time of his firing, Reid was the network's lead voice for both the IndyCar Series and NASCAR, and also called the Indianapolis 500.


Reid began his career at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio in 1975. Among his duties were announcing Ohio State University hockey and Columbus Clippers telecasts. In 1998, he started Marty Reid Enterprises, a video production company. He founded the short course off-road racing series Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) in 1997 and sold it to Jim Baldwin in 2005.[1]

Reid was the lead TV announcer for the NHRA on ESPN from 2001 to 2006, when he took over for Todd Harris as the lap-by-lap commentator of the IndyCar series; this was the same position that he took over for ESPN's coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 1998 to 2000.

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


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Preceded by
Todd Harris
Television voice of the
Indianapolis 500

Succeeded by
Allen Bestwick