Welch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2015
|Occupation||TV sports announcer|
|Known for||Commentator on Fox Sports for NASCAR events|
Vincent "Vince" Welch (born August 4, 1964) is an American radio and television personality who is currently employed by Fox Sports. He is the primary lap-by-lap announcer for the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series on FS1.
From 1998 to March 2007, he was the sports program director at WIBC in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that job, he worked as a sports reporter at WISH-TV and as sports director for WNDY, both in Indianapolis. In the late 1980s Welch was a sports personality at WKBV Radio in Richmond, Indiana. Welch formerly worked as a pit reporter for ABC Sports and ESPN during broadcasts of the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis 500 as well as occasional stints on ESPN2's coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and was pit reporter for ABC/ESPN for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series telecasts. He was also a college football sideline reporter for ESPN/ABC. Welch also is the television voice of the Ball State Cardinals and a Ball State University graduate. After ESPN lost the rights to NASCAR coverage at the end of the 2014 season, Welch moved to Fox Sports, where he is assigned to various NASCAR and college basketball commitments, primarily NASCAR pit reporter duties. After the death of Truck Series lead broadcaster Steve Byrnes during Welch's first season in 2015, Welch was moved up to the lead role in the Truck Series.
Vince and son Dillon have often worked various NASCAR races together, with Vince on television and Dillon on radio. Welch is the first father and son combination to have worked Indianapolis 500 broadcasts.
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