Marty Smith

Marty Smith is a bureau reporter based in Charlotte, N.C., reporting on a variety of sports including college and pro football and basketball, NASCAR and more for ESPN’s news and information platforms including SportsCenter.  He also is a writer for Smith joined ESPN in late 2006.

In addition to his reporting and writing, Smith also is co-host of the popular Marty and McGee program on ESPN Radio. Smith and co-host Ryan McGee of ESPN the Magazine discuss NASCAR and other topics with a wide variety of guests ranging from NASCAR drivers to country music artists to stars from other sports.

From 2007-2014, Smith was ESPN’s lead NASCAR reporter for both SportsCenter and the former NASCAR Now program. In addition to reporting for SportsCenter and writing news and features for, Smith also contributed to ESPN’s NASCAR event television coverage, which ended at the conclusion of the 2014 season, with numerous unique features and extensive, in-depth and revealing interviews with nearly every top driver in the sport.

Prior to joining ESPN, Smith was a senior writer for, an analyst and host on the former SPEED Channel and a NASCAR analyst on Fox Sports Net. A Radford University graduate, Smith covered sports for daily newspapers in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., before joining


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