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John Roberts hosts NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane for SPEED, the network's pre- and post-race shows
for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and NASCAR Live from the track each week. Roberts marks his 14th season
with the FOX family this year, a tenure which began when he was tabbed to host NASCAR This Morning, NASCAR
RaceDay's predecessor, for FOX Sports Net in 2001.
Prior to joining the FOX and SPEED family, Roberts worked as a sports anchor in Charlotte, N.C., Lynchburg, Va., Roanoke, Va., Richmond, Va., Spartanburg, S.C., and Harrisonburg, Va. A little known fact is the former basketball player supplemented his income years ago by operating a construction and landscaping business in Charlotte and is the craftsman behind the Adirondack chairs used each year on the Lake Lloyd "beach set" during SPEED's broadcasts from the infield at Daytona International Speedway. The Washington, D.C. native recently co-authored a book titled The Great Book of NASCAR Lists. Roberts has three children and resides in Cornelius, N.C.
Rutledge Wood, the resident "funny man" on SPEED, serves as a roving reporter for NASCAR RaceDay and
co-host for Trackside. He also fills host and reporter duties for SPEED specials throughout the season,
including the season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony and the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge, among others.
Additionally, Wood co-hosts History Channel's Top Gear, an Americanized version of the U.K.'s popular Top Gear, a lighthearted look at the world of automobiles. Wood, who joined SPEED in Feb. 2005, served as host of SPEED Road Tour Challenge in 2007, a reality show about four contestants living together on a bus traveling to NASCAR races. The four competed in challenges in the hopes of earning a job with SPEED for the remainder of the NASCAR season.
Wood also worked for Country Music Television (CMT) on the Most Wanted tour immediately following graduation from the University of Georgia and played the drums and sang in a cover band while in school. He honed his trademark microphone skills hosting daily talk shows and comedy/karaoke acts. In his spare time, the father of two enjoys restoring old cars and home renovation at his Atlanta home.
Kenny Wallace brings his trademark humor and laugh to his work as an analyst for NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane on SPEED. However, he continues to compete in NASCAR and currently is scheduled to run a partial NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in 2013 for RAB Racing in the No. 29 Toyota, as well as the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in July. Wallace set the record in 2011 for most career Nationwide Series starts of any driver, and had amassed nine wins and 10 pole positions, 66 top-five and 173 top-10 finishes in 536 starts by the completion of the 2012 season. Currently entering his 25th year in the Nationwide Series, the St. Louis native has competed in 891 races in NASCAR's top three divisions since his 1988 NASCAR debut for Dale Earnhardt, and has set his sights on reaching his 900th start.
The brother of NASCAR drivers Rusty and Mike Wallace also finished runner-up in the points in 1991 and is one of only four drivers to have won the Most Popular Driver award multiple times. Wallace also maintains a rigorous dirt-racing schedule in the No. 36 Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar entry. He and wife, Kim, have three daughters.
Larry McReynolds is a renowned former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief who led several drivers that included
Dale Earnhardt and Davey Allison. In 2013, McReynolds enters his 13th year as an analyst for NASCAR on FOX and SPEED.
He helps call the race action alongside Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip for FOX Sports, and also serves as an
analyst for SPEED's telecasts of Cup Series qualifying and practice sessions throughout the season.
Additionally, McReynolds serves as an analyst on programs such as NASCAR Race Hub, and was the longtime host
of NASCAR Performance. As a crew chief, the Birmingham, Ala. native earned 23 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
victories, 21 pole positions, 122 top-five and 209 top-10 finishes in 457 starts. McReynolds was awarded
the 1998 UAW-GM Teamwork Award of Excellence and was named the Copenhagen/Skoal All Pro Crew Chief in 1991-1995.
McReynolds resides with wife, Linda, in Mooresville, N.C., and the couple has three children.
Wendy Venturini returns in 2013 as a reporter for NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED's pre-race show for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series, bringing viewers the latest from the garage in the hours and minutes before the green
flag waves. Venturini marks her 10th year on the air for SPEED and her 13th overall with the network this season.
The Chicago native also works as a pit road reporter for SPEED's Cup and Nationwide Series practice and qualifying broadcasts, and has made history on two occasions. In 2012, she became the first-ever female announcer to anchor a NASCAR radio broadcast from the booth when she joined Performance Racing Network president Doug Rice for a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Venturini also became the first woman to call an entire race on a national level during the July 2007 Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway while working for DirecTV. Prior to her stint on NASCAR RaceDay, Venturini worked as a pit road reporter in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series on SPEED, among other NASCAR divisions. But before picking up a microphone, Venturini honed her skills as a feature producer for NASCAR This Morning (now NASCAR RaceDay).
Matt Clark joined NASCAR RaceDay in 2012, although he was anything but a newcomer in the NASCAR garage.
Prior to joining SPEED in late 2011 as a "NASCAR Insider" on NASCAR Race Hub, Clark spent 10 years as a
jack man, pit crew coach and manager in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Connecticut native has coached
pit crews to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, two Daytona 500 wins and three Brickyard 400 victories,
in addition to a pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series championships. Clark, who will serve as a "NASCAR insider"
on NASCAR RaceDay, most recently served as the Direct of Human Performance at Richard Childress Racing,
where he guided the No. 31 team to the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge championship.
The former college baseball coach, Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director has been a
part of more than 70 Sprint Cup Series wins with Hendrick Motorsports and RCR.
He resides in Concord, N.C. with his wife, Karen, and their two children.
Kyle Petty is an analyst on NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane and co-host of Trackside on SPEED.
Prior to stepping into his television analyst role, Petty enjoyed a 30-year NASCAR career, during which
he won eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and posted 52 top-five and 173 top-10 finishes, in addition to
capturing eight pole positions. Petty, the son of seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Richard Petty
and grandson of NASCAR pioneer Lee Petty, began his transition to the TV booth in 2007 when he joined TNT's
broadcast team for six races, a role in which he has remained since.
Away from the race track, Petty devotes his time to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses that he and wife Pattie founded in honor of their late son, Adam. Additionally, Petty operates the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America to benefit children's charities throughout the United States. Petty and Pattie have three children -- Adam (1980-2000), Austin and Montgomery Lee.