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Mike Joy

As the principal race announcer for NASCAR on FOX, Mike Joy brings almost 40 years of motorsport experience to the broadcast. He has broadcasted most major forms of American motorsports for television and radio. Follow him on Twitter.

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It's a great day for NASCAR and R.J. Reynolds to announce their Victory Lap, culminating 33 great years as the entitlement sponsor of what we've known as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series by honoring every Winston Cup champion with special paint schemes over the final 13 races of the season. As the season rolls out, NASCAR will be making announcements as to which champions will be featured at which events. The sides of each of these cars and the trunks will retain the normal sponsor logos. The hood will specially commemorate the Victory Lap. Each race will honor either a retired or a still active past Winston Cup champion. Some races, like the Bristol race which will kick off the Victory Lap, will honor one of each. At Bristol, where has been so successful and so was Alan Kulwicki, they'll be honored together. They both shared a sponsor and did some memorable commercials together so it's great to pair up the two of them. Both also came from the American Speed Association (ASA) Series. They've done a special effort at pairing up drivers with tracks that are of great significance to their careers. Benny Parsons will be honored at Rockingham. That's where he clinched his Winston Cup championship.

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