NASCAR on UBC (Jayverse)

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NASCAR on UBC is the branding used for all NASCAR races broadcast on UBC.

History

In 1977, The United Broadcasting Corporation secured it's rights to air live flag-to-flag coverage of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in addition they also won the rights to broadcast both Charlotte Races (in May and October), both Darlington Races (in April and Labor Day Weekend), the Season Opening Race at Riverside International Raceway and the Season Finale Race at Ontario Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis 500 was only broadcast on tape delay that evening in this era; most races were broadcast only through the final quarter to half of the race, as was the procedure for ABC's Championship Car racing broadcasts; with the new UBC contract, the network and NASCAR agreed to a full live broadcast. That telecast introduced in-car and low-level track-side cameras, which has now become standard in all forms of automotive racing broadcasts. The race drew incredible ratings, and its broadcast changed the way races were shown on television. UBC also made a deal with CBS Sports to bring Ken Squier into the broadcasting team.

Since the 1979, NASCAR Cup Series was broadcasted in Sears Point International Raceway for the first time in the Golden Gate 300.

Cast

Studio

  • Chris Myers – host (Daytona 500 only)
  • Shannon Spake – host
  • Lindsay Czarniak – host
  • Sara Walsh – host
  • Kaitlyn Vincie – host
  • Larry McReynolds – analyst
  • Bobby Labonte – analyst
  • Jamie McMurray – analyst
  • Ricky Craven – analyst
  • David Ragan – analyst
  • Betheny Zolt - Starting Grid Voiceover

Broadcast booth

  • NASCAR Cup Series
    • Mike Joy – lap-by-lap announcer (was pit reporter from 1983 to 1997 before doing lap by lap since 1997)
    • Jeff Gordon – color analyst
  • Xfinity Series
    • Adam Alexander – lap-by-lap announcer
    • Michael Waltrip – color analyst
    • Clint Bowyer – color analyst
  • UBC announced that they would do a "Drivers Only" broadcast for the 2020 Alsco 300.
    • Studio Hosts
      • Brad Keselowski
      • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
      • Chad Knaus
    • Broadcast Booth
      • Kevin Harvick – lap-by-lap announcer
      • Joey Logano – color analyst
      • Clint Bowyer – color analyst
    • Pit Reporters
      • Ryan Blaney
      • Daniel Suarez
      • Bubba Wallace
  • Gander Outdoors Truck Series
    • Vince Welch – lap-by-lap announcer
    • Michael Waltrip – color analyst

Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon, Chad Knaus, Joey Logano, Aric Almirola work as guest analysts on a rotating basis for Xfinity Series races.

Pit reporters

  • Matt Yocum
  • Jamie Little
  • Vince Welch
  • Regan Smith
  • Alan Cavanna
  • Jamie Howe

Former

  • Rick Allen – Truck Series play-by-play (2003–2014)
  • Dick Berggren – pit reporter (1994–2012)
  • Neil Bonnett - color commentator (1996-2006)
  • Steve Byrnes – pit reporter/Truck Series play-by-play (2001–2015)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. – color analyst (2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash only)
  • Chris Economaki - color commentator/pit reporter (1984-1994)
  • Jeff Hammond – analyst/roving reporter (2001–2014)
  • Chris Neville – pit reporter (2015–2017)
  • Andy Petree – rules and technical analyst (2015)
  • John Roberts – host (2014–2018)
  • Hermie Sadler – pit reporter (2011–2019)
  • Ralph Sheheen - pit reporter (1997-2000)
  • Ken Squier - host (1977-2006)
  • Bill Stephens - pit reporter (1997-2000)
  • Krista Voda – host/pit reporter (2007–2014)
  • Darrell Waltrip – color analyst (2001–2019)
  • Brock Yates - pit reporter (1977-1982)
  • Jeanne Zelasko – pit reporter (1997–2006)