Lead Race Announcer, NASCAR on NBC

Rick Allen serves as lead race announcer for NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series race coverage, alongside analysts Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.

Prior to joining NBC Sports Group, Allen served as a play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series on Fox Sports 1; and as an announcer and motorsports studio show host on the SPEED channel. Early in his career, Allen held an announcing position at Eagle Raceway, a 1/3-mile dirt track in his home state of Nebraska.

Allen began his broadcasting career in 1994 as the public address announcer at Memorial Stadium during University of Nebraska football games. In addition to announcing races, Allen’s voice can be heard narrating national campaigns for Goodyear, Sears, Alltel, Gateway, and Toyota. Allen has served on the Voting Panel for the NASCAR Hall of Fame since its inception in 2010.

Allen grew up in Grand Island, Neb., and graduated from the University of Nebraska.