Top-Five NASCAR TV Announcers of All-Time

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Honorable Mentions

Just a bit outside of the top five NASCAR announcers of all-time are three active members of the motorsports media that certainly have what it takes to be a part of an expanded list. Here are of our honorable mentions:

Rick Allen: A native of Nebraska, Rick Allen grew to notoriety for his exciting calls of Camping World Truck Series races on Speed and Fox Sports 1, as well as the ARCA Racing Series. Allen would leave the network in late 2014 to prepare for his new role calling Xfinity and Sprint Cup races for NBC Sports. In his rookie year, Allen experienced some growing pains with his new surroundings and new partners, but gained traction as the year went along. The sky is the limit for this great voice for NASCAR’s future.

Allen Bestwick: After a less than stellar start to his NASCAR career in the 1999 Pennzoil 400 at Homestead-Miami for NBC, Bestwick has become one of the premier authorities for motorsports for ESPN. He worked in various roles previously, including hosting, pit reporting, and announcing for NASCAR races before ESPN declined to renew their contract. He now focuses on college sports and IndyCar, but the day he returns to NASCAR will be a good day.

Ralph Sheheen: While his Sprint Cup Series experience is limited to three races as a replacement for Bill Weber on TNT’s NASCAR coverage in 2009, he has some of the most diverse racing coverage of any announcer. From Formula One to WRC to sports cars to Supercross, Sheheen always brings his strong passion for motorsports to the table, seen in his exciting calls of every event. The 2009 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona had an incredible finish, and is one of the highlights that should warrant future consideration for more NASCAR roles.

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