"Not unlike what Mike Pereira does for us during or NFL on FOX broadcasts, we felt the new technical environment in NASCAR lends itself to creating a similar voice on the FOX NASCAR broadcast team," said John Entz, FOX Sports EVP of Production/Executive Producer. "Andy will work into the role of 'rules guru,' giving our audience a strong and consistent point of reference from the broadcast booth."
NASCAR's new officiating system utilizes 45 cameras arranged in six-camera clusters on the grandstand side of a racetrack, with violations reported in real-time to the event broadcaster.
Petree, who comes to FOX Sports from ESPN, has a long history in the sport, including as a team owner of the No. 33 Skoal Bandit and as crew chief for the late Dale Earnhardt during his sixth and seventh championship seasons (1993 and 1994).
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