NASCAR Now Profiles Deaf NASCAR Fan


NASCAR Now Profiles Deaf NASCAR Fan

NASCAR Now Profiles Deaf NASCAR Fan

For the average NASCAR fan, the roar of the engines is as much a part of the race as the checkered flag. But for Ann Howell-Davis, the day is more about feeling than hearing. She is a member of Deaf NASCAR Fans and her day at the track is unique.

NASCAR Now, ESPN2’s NASCAR news and information program, continues its month-long series on NASCAR fans in the episode airing Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. ET. In this week’s installment of the series “The Face of The Fan,” Howell-Davis takes viewers to her race – a race that doesn’t have to be heard to be enjoyed.

Saturday’s program, hosted by Mike Massaro with reporters Marty Smith and Shannon Spake, also will preview that night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Sunday’s induction of the first five members of the new NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR on ESPN analyst Ricky Craven and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle also will be on the program.


ESPN produces comprehensive, multi-platform coverage featuring telecasts of the final 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, including the 10-race “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Additionally, ESPN2 is the home of the NASCAR Nationwide Series all season. All television programming is produced in high definition. ESPN’s NASCAR coverage extends to, SportsCenter, ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and ESPN International, among other ESPN platforms. ESPN aired 262 NASCAR Cup Races over a 20-year period starting in 1981 and returned to NASCAR coverage in 2007. The network’s award-winning, live flag-to-flag coverage on ESPN has been honored with 19 Sports Emmy Awards, as well as many industry honors. It is widely credited for helping to popularize the sport nationwide.



Andy Hall

My main responsibility is PR/Communications for ESPN’s news platforms including the Enterprise/Investigative Unit, the E60 program and SportsCenter. In addition, I’m the PR contact for ESPN’s Formula 1 coverage, golf majors (the Masters and PGA Championship) and TGL golf. I’m based in Daytona Beach, Fla., and have been with ESPN since 2006.
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