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Chris Myers pulled from NASCAR coverage after son passes

Some sad news to report throughout our mix of snark, cynicism, and laughs here at Awful Announcing. Fox’s Chris Myers has been pulled from coverage of the Daytona 500, scheduled to take place on February 26th, after Myers’ son Christopher was killed in a car accident in California. Myers was just 19 years old.

Myers will be replaced in the FOX studio by John Roberts of the Speed Network. Roberts will be the studio host for next Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout, next Sunday’s qualifying races, as well as the pre-race coverage at Daytona for the Daytona 500. Speedweeks at Daytona is Fox’s marquee NASCAR event at the beginning of the season with coverage spanning two weeks.  Fox is understandably giving Myers as much time as he needs following this unspeakable tragedy.

Here at Awful Announcing and the rest of the Bloguin network, all of our thoughts and prayers are with Myers and his family.

[h/t: USA Today]

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Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner and an associate editor at Awful Announcing. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is smack dab in the middle of some of the best (and worst) sports fans in the country.

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