Marty Reid is an American television sportscaster who worked for ESPN from 1982 to 2013, covering motorsports for the network. He had been the network's IndyCar Series lap-by-lap commentator and also announced select NASCAR Nationwide Series races for that network as well as the Indianapolis 500 for ABC. Reid is the only person to do television play-by-play for all five of the major North American motor sports series: NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity, Trucks, IndyCar, and NHRA Drag Racing.
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.
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.
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- "Marty Reid Fired: ESPN Replaces NASCAR, IndyCar Announcer After Nationwide Gaffe (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
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