Lead Race Announcer, NASCAR on NBC

Rick Allen serves as the lead race announcer for NBC Sports’ NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series race coverage, alongside analysts Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte. During Allen’s tenure with NBC Sports, he has also called NTT INDYCAR SERIES races as well as Global Rally Cross racing. In addition, Allen has served on the voting panel of the NASCAR Hall of Fame since its inception in 2010.

Away from motorsports, Allen has called upon his past successes and knowledge as a 3-time All-American Decathlete to lend his lead broadcasting talents to USA Track and Field Indoor and Outdoor Championships, the Millrose Games, the Boston Marathon, and the World Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships on NBC Sports. He has also called A-10 basketball for NBC Sports.

Prior to joining NBC Sports, Allen served as a play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for over 11 seasons. Before his television career, Allen was a public address announcer for the University of Nebraska, and Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Allen grew up in Grand Island, Neb. and graduated from the University of Nebraska. Allen and his wife, Kris, have two sons, and reside in North Carolina.