Vince Welch

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Vince Welch
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Welch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2015
Born (1957-01-27) January 27, 1957 (age 60)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nationality United States American
Occupation TV sports announcer
Years active 2014–present
Known for Commentator on Fox Sports for NASCAR events

Vince Welch (born January 27, 1957) is an American radio and television personality. 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 Xfinity Series pit reporter duties, but on occasion in Sprint Cup when four pit reporters are required. Welch is one of the network's rotating Camping World Truck Series play-by-play announcers for the series in 2015, and was named on November 18, 2015 the permanent play-by-play announcer for the Truck Series after the network ran the last three months of the 2014 season and the entire 2015 season without one.