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FORMER TEXAS RANGERS REPORTER KNOX JOINS 'BIG HOSS' BROADCAST TEAM

  • Jim Knox To Provide Fan Experience Content For In-House Broadcasts On World’s Largest TV During Speedway’s Three Major Race Weekends
  • TV Veteran Also Featured In O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Spots That Will Debut In 12 Local/Regional Markets During Sunday’s Daytona 500 Broadcast  

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 22, 2017) – Jim Knox, long recognized as the entertaining roving reporter for Texas Rangers telecasts as well as various college football games, will be roaming the grandstands in a similar capacity for NASCAR and INDYCAR race weekends at Texas Motor Speedway this year.

Knox, known for his amusing antics and finding the unusual stories among the fans, will join the in-house “Big Hoss TV” broadcast team to provide humorous and engaging content for the spectators on the world’s largest TV during Texas Motor Speedway’s three major race weekends.

He will make his Texas Motor Speedway debut April 7-9 at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader weekend. Knox also will take part in the June 8-10 Rainguard Water Sealers 600 INDYCAR/NASCAR doubleheader and Nov. 2-5 AAA Texas 500 NASCAR tripleheader weekend.

Knox will be featured in the speedway’s television spot for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 during Sunday’s Daytona 500. The 30-second spot, which is a take-off on the ShamWow and Billy Mays-style “But wait”¦.there’s more” informercials, will air in 12 local/regional markets during NASCAR’s season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that will be broadcast on FOX (1 p.m. CT).

The spot will be aired on the FOX affiliates in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Austin, Tulsa, Amarillo, Midland/Odessa, Waco/Temple/Bryan, Tyler/Longview/Nacogdoches/Lufkin, Wichita Falls/Lawton, Okla., and Beaumont/Port Arthur. 

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 doubleheader April 7-9 features SportsDay Qualifying Day powered by The Dallas Morning News for the Cup Series on Friday, April 7; the Cowboy 300 XFINITY Series race Saturday, April 8, and the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, April 9.

Tickets, including the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” promotion beginning at $69, are available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500.

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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