Rutledge Wood joins NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR and motors coverage


Veteran lifestyle and automotive reporter Rutledge Wood will join the NBC Sports Group motorsports broadcast lineup in 2015, with several different roles.

Wood will contribute to all of NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, Global Rallycross and Mecum Auctions. Among his contributions, Wood will present features on the storied raceways, unique towns and enthusiastic fans that make NASCAR an American treasure.

“It’s hard to put into words how unbelievably excited I am to be a part of NBC and their return to NASCAR,” Wood said in a release.  “Working in motorsports is a dream come true for me, as I have so much fun telling the stories of drivers, teams and their fans. Just like NASCAR, NBC Sports is a family, and it’s one that I am proud to be a part of.”

Over the past 10 seasons with SPEED and its later network Fox Sports 1, Wood served as a correspondent for its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pre-race show, NASCAR RaceDay. He has also hosted or co-hosted several NASCAR events, including the annual NASCAR Awards Banquet.

In addition, Wood has been the co-host of Top Gear on the History Channel, the American iteration of the BBC program of the same name, for the past four seasons.

A full release from the NBC Sports Group Press Box website can be found here.