ABOUT THE SHOW:
NASCAR RACE HUB
A nightly report brings viewers closer to the inner workings of NASCAR than ever before.
Hosted by Steve Byrnes and Danielle Trotta, NASCAR Race Hub on FOX Sports 1 brings viewers closer to the inner workings of NASCAR than ever before. Located in the heart of NASCAR country, "The Hub" takes advantage of its central location to offer viewers unique access to drivers and race teams. On a daily basis, drivers stop by for interviews and announcements, while a contingent of reporters relay inside stories and up-to-the-minute reports from race shops.
Steve Byrnes has worked as a NASCAR broadcaster for 27 years. After graduating from the University of Maryland in May 1981, he was hired at WJLA Washington, D.C. WJLA sent him to WCIV in Charleston, SC.
It was there that he covered his first NASCAR race, the Southern 500 in Darlington. A friend suggested he check out a job with a new show called "Inside NASCAR," with Ned Jarrett. Steve produced and co-hosted from 1985-90. In 1995, he was hired by World Sports Enterprises, which produced live Sprint Cup races for WTBS, TNN, and CBS.
In 2001, Steve joined the NASCAR on FOX team as a pit reporter and in 2003, he started hosting "Trackside" on FOX. Steve has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of shows at FOX and now "NASCAR RaceHub," which is truly a labor of love!
Steve and his wife, Karen, have a wonderful son, Bryson, and a crazy but sweet dog, Sumo.
Danielle Trotta, co-host of NASCAR Race Hub alongside Steve Byrnes, joined the FOX family in July 2010 as a reporter and progressed into a co-hosting role in 2012. Also in 2012, Trotta was tapped to host SPEED coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony from Las Vegas, in addition to her duties co-hosting NASCAR Performance.
The versatile broadcast journalist also hosted The ACC Blitz, the ACC Network’s pregame and halftime show, with Coach Tommy Bowden in 2011. Trotta spent five years with WBTV in Charlotte, where she anchored six live sports shows each weekend. She also has written football columns for Charlotte Weekly and contributes weekly segments on NASCAR and ACC Football on ESPN Radio 730 AM in Charlotte.
Trotta has covered all forms of racing in the Charlotte area, as well as ACC sports, the past several years. A native of Westchester, N.Y., Trotta and her family also have called Charlotte and Indianapolis home.
Jimmy Spencer is a uniquely boisterous and unfiltered analyst on NASCAR Race Hub.
Jimmy Spencer offers his unique take on all things NASCAR every Thursday on NASCAR Race Hub. The FOX personality, known to ruffle a few feathers with his bi-weekly analysis of the sport's drivers, teams and latest headlines, retired from driving with two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories, 12 NASCAR Nationwide victories and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory.
Spencer's driving stats placed him in an elite group of drivers who have logged wins in all three of NASCAR's premier divisions. In 478 Cup Series starts, Spencer amassed 28 top-five and 80 top-10 finishes. He won back-to-back NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships in 1986 and 1987 on the heels of 15 victories, becoming the first driver ever to earn consecutive titles in the series. He earned the nickname "Mr. Excitement" for his flamboyant and aggressive driving style early in his career. The father of two resides in North Carolina with wife, Pat.
Matt Clark joined the NASCAR Race Hub gang in late 2011 in a guest analyst role, and now lends a hand in understanding up-to-the-minute news in his "NASCAR Insider" role. He also breaks down technical and pit crew-related issues each race weekend on NASCAR RaceDay.
Prior to joining FOX, 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. He most recently served as the Director 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.