FOX Sports announced on Monday that Jamie Little will become the first female Play-by-Play announcer for a national racing series on television, calling FS1’s portion of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series.
Little, who joined FOX Sports in 2015, will enter her 20th year of broadcasting. She’ll be joined alongside veteran commentator Phil Parsons in the booth and Kate Osborne will return as pit reporter.
This continues to cement Little’s accomplishments as a broadcaster. She joined ESPN/ABC Sports in 1998, covering Winter and Summer X Games. She joined ESPN’s IndyCar Series broadcast team in 2004 and became the first female pit reporter for the television broadcast of the Indianapolis 500. She became the first female reporter to cover both the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 when making her first on-air Daytona 500 appearance in 2015.
Little filled in during a NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session, being the lead Play-by-Play commentator during the session in June 2018 from Michigan International Speedway. Little has covered pit road for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for FOX and FS1 since 2015.
The 2021 ARCA Menards Series schedule has yet to be announced. FOX Sports covered 8 of the 20 races during the 2020 season.