NASCAR fans will notice a couple of more familiar faces when NBC resumes its NASCAR coverage next season.
ESPN veterans Dave Burns and Mike Massaro will join NBC’s already star-studded lineup next season. According to NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood, both will contribute to NASCAR America as well as at track assignments.
“We’ve known Dave Burns for a long time, and are excited to welcome back his ability to make strong contributions,” Flood said in a press release. “Dave was a member of NBC Sports’ Emmy Award-wining NASCAR broadcast team during our last partnership, and brings extensive knowledge and experience into his role.
“Mike Massaro has developed into a talented reporter and host, with great relationships that have formed over the course of two decades in motorsports. We’re happy to welcome him to NBC Sports and are looking forward to his work on pit road, as well as his contributions to NASCAR America on NBCSN.”
Burns and Massaro bring over 35 years of journalism experience to NBC’s lineup that will include Krista Voda, Kelli Stavast, Marty Snider, Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.
“I feel truly blessed to be back with the NBC Sports team, or more accurately: NBC Sports family,” Burns said. “NASCAR is such a cool sport to cover, and I enjoyed a great run of success with NBC from 2001-06. I’ve developed great working relationships throughout NASCAR over the years, and could not be more excited about the future.”
“This opportunity to join NBC’s NASCAR coverage is the validation of a dream,” Massaro added. “NBC’s dedication to storytelling is something that I value and look forward to advancing as part of the next generation of NASCAR coverage.”