As Fox gears up for the Daytona 500 and the start of NASCAR season, they’ve announced two new hires for their NASCAR Race Hub coverage. Former ESPN hosts Lindsay Czarniak and Sara Walsh will share duties for both the weekend edition and the Thursday version of Race Hub, FS1’s main NASCAR studio show.
Both Walsh and Czarniak left ESPN in 2017. Walsh returned to broadcasting with Fox this fall working NFL games, while Czarniak has done work elsewhere as well, including a stint as a sports correspondent for CNN in 2018.
Via Fox Sports:
The latest additions to the FOX NASCAR roster are veteran TV hosts Lindsay Czarniak and Sara Walsh, who come aboard as studio hosts for NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION and Thursday NASCAR RACE HUB shows. Czarniak and Walsh, who split weekend hosting duties for FOX NASCAR, have forged similar career paths on their journey to FOX Sports.
Czarniak’s on-air resume includes anchoring “NASCAR Now,” “SportsCenter” and a myriad of other roles while at ESPN. She also served as a pit reporter for NBC Sports’ NASCAR coverage, in addition to her roles as a prerace host and pit reporter for Turner Sports’ NASCAR coverage.
Walsh, a four-time Emmy winner, joined the FOX Sports family for the 2018 NFL season, reporting from the sidelines for several games. She previously spent seven years as a “SportsCenter” anchor, in addition to her time hosting a variety of other sports programs.
For Czarniak especially this seems like a logical move, given her experience in the NASCAR world. But Walsh is also a gifted anchor, and it’ll just be nice to have both of them back on the air again.