Mike Massaro Leaving ESPN To Join NASCAR On NBC Lineup

Mike Massaro (Photo: ESPN)

Mike Massaro (Photo: ESPN)

Manchester native and former Stafford Motor Speedway announcer and public relations director Mike Massaro will join the NASCAR on NBC crew, it was announced by the network Wednesday.

“Mike Massaro has developed into a talented reporter and host, with great relationships that have formed over the course of two decades in motorsports,” NBC Sports/NBCSN executive producer Sam Flood said in a release. “We’re happy to welcome him into NBC Sports and looking forward to his work on pit road and contributions to NASCAR America on NBCSN.”

Massaro will leave ESPN, where he has served numerous roles in the network’s motorsports coverage since 2001.

“I’m extremely thankful to have experienced many amazing things over the last two decades, and this opportunity to join NBC’s NASCAR coverage is the validation of a dream,” Massaro said. “NBC’s dedication to storytelling is something that I value and look forward to advancing as part of the next generation of NASCAR coverage.”

Massaro began as an announcer at Stafford in 1994 and served as public relations director at the track from 1995-1997. He also spent time working for Motor Racing Network, NASCAR on TNN and as pit reporter for NBC Sports and TBS Sports before joining the ESPN crew in 2001.

Massaro is a graduate of East Catholic High School in Manchester.

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  1. Mike is a class act. Proud to say I worked with him when he was the PR Director at Stafford. Unlike many before him he never forgot his roots…. Nothing but best wishes to Mike in his new endeavor.

  2. Smart move. ESPN has nothing left in terms of Nascar coverage. I have no idea why Ricky Craven and Allen Bestwick are both staying on there. Fox or NBC should find roles for these guys.

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