Waltrip Signs Extension with FOX

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FOX Sports’ Darrell Waltrip has signed a two-year contract extension to continue as lead analyst for the network’s Emmy Award-winning NASCAR on FOX coverage. Waltrip’s agreement with FOX Sports now extends through the network’s current rights agreement with the sport, which expires in 2014. The announcement was made today by FOX Sports Executive Producer, President and Co-COO Eric Shanks.

As a legendary stock car driver turned broadcasting fixture with race fans, Waltrip remains committed to entertaining viewers through his candid analysis and homespun analogies each and every weekend during the NASCAR on FOX Sprint Cup schedule. The two-time NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee and three-time NASCAR Champion is thrilled to continue “double duty” as a NASCAR on FOX prerace and race analyst, a rare duel role in sports broadcasting.

“Being part of the NASCAR on FOX team has given me an opportunity to share my passion and love for NASCAR. I never thought there would be anything that could replace the thrill of driving race cars. I was wrong. Bringing that thrill to the fans at home every week is just as exciting!” exclaimed Waltrip.

Waltrip continues his weekly columns for FOXSports.com and his appearance on the website’s NASCAR show – “3-Wide” alongside fellow FOX Sports analysts Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds. Each week, Waltrip, Hammond and McReynolds are joined via Internet video conference without a moderator to discuss breaking news and give a sneak peek at what race fans can expect come Sunday.

“DW’s passion and love for NASCAR is evident during each and every broadcast we produce and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with who we believe is one of the best television sports analysts ever,” said Shanks.

The NASCAR on FOX Sprint Cup schedule resumes on Sunday, March 20 at 12:30pm ET from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

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