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Martin Reid Klingeman (born February 3, 1953), known professionally by Marty Reid, is an American television sportscaster who worked for ESPN from 1982 to 2013, covering motorsports for the network. Reid served as the network's lead IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
and Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
announcer from 2006 until that year, and did lap-by-lap for ESPN's NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series telecasts in 2010.


1 Career 2 Personal life 3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] Reid first dabbled in radio when his older brother, a disc jockey, needed another voice for a radio ad.[1] In the following years, Reid worked on his sportscasting by calling Hershey Bears
Hershey Bears
games into a tape recorder.[1] As Reid developed, he gained the opportunity to call Marietta College athletics while a student there.[1] Upon graduation, he joined WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
in 1975.[1] Among his duties were announcing Ohio State University hockey and Columbus Clippers
Columbus Clippers
telecasts. After turning down an opportunity to leave Columbus and call Charleston Charlies games,[1] Reid—a former drag racing mechanic—had the opportunity to substitute on an NHRA
telecast for ESPN.[1] In 1988, he started Marty Reid
Marty Reid
Enterprises, a video production company that worked closely with ESPN.[1] He founded the short course off-road racing series Championship Off-Road Racing
Championship Off-Road Racing
(CORR) in 1997 and sold it to Jim Baldwin in 2005.[2] Concurrently, Reid commentated off-road racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and IMSA for ESPN, while also making appearances as a pit reporter on Formula One, CART, and lower division NASCAR
broadcasts. Despite a hectic schedule, Reid did call one NHL game for ESPN
in 1993, Los Angeles vs. Ottawa. Reid also found the time to serve as a spotter for Fermín Vélez and Team Scandia in the 1997 Indianapolis 500. In 1998, the utility player Reid was rewarded with the play-by-play role for ESPN's coverage of the NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series. Reid held this role through 2000, working alongside Benny Parsons, Jeremy Dale, Larry Rice, and others. As needed, Reid would also fill-in on NASCAR
Busch Series telecasts with the cable network, where he was partnered with Ned Jarrett
Ned Jarrett
and again with Dale. Reid then returned to his drag racing roots as the lead TV announcer for the NHRA
from 2001 to 2006. Also in 2001, Reid debuted at the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway, calling time trials as a fill-in for Bob Jenkins
Bob Jenkins
during ESPN's extensive coverage. After Reid's work with the NHRA, ESPN
and ABC Sports
ABC Sports
moved Reid to the IndyCar Series, where he succeeded Todd Harris as the television voice of the Indianapolis
500. Reid remained on the coverage in 2007, when ABC Sports
ABC Sports
dissolved into ESPN, and held his position through the 2013 season. Always partnered with Scott Goodyear, who became a personal friend,[1] Reid also shared the booth with Rusty Wallace
Rusty Wallace
and Eddie Cheever. When NASCAR
returned to ESPN's family of networks in 2007, Reid joined the rotation of announcers for the Nationwide Series telecasts, relieving lead announcer Jerry Punch
Jerry Punch
as needed. In 2010, Reid replaced Punch altogether as ESPN's voice for Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series broadcasts. Reid's role did not last long, however, with Allen Bestwick succeeding him by the end of July 2011. In his new position, Reid called the Nationwide races during ESPN's portion of the Cup schedule, while Bestwick handled both the first part of the Nationwide schedule and all the Cup broadcasts. While on play-by-play duty for ESPN, Reid worked with Andy Petree, Dale Jarrett, Ricky Craven, Randy LaJoie, Brad Daugherty, and Wallace, among others. Due to college basketball commitments and other scheduling conflicts, Reid occasionally called Nationwide races on the SPEED Channel
SPEED Channel
on telecasts using the ESPN
talent and graphics. On September 29, 2013, Reid called his final race for ESPN, accidentally giving the win of the Kentucky 300
Kentucky 300
to eventual victor Ryan Blaney
Ryan Blaney
one lap early. Though the mistake was never confirmed to be the reason of Reid's departure from ESPN, he was nevertheless replaced by Bestwick in his NASCAR
job for 2013 forward, and in the IndyCar position from 2014.[3] After a thirty-one-year career with ESPN
and its related networks, Reid did not return to television or radio. Personal life[edit] When Reid was a teenager, his older brother died in a motorcycle crash in Roanoke, VA. Reid's father, Robert Klingeman, passed in 1998,[1] the year Reid took over as play-by-play announcer for NASCAR's Truck Series. In 2006, Reid's mother, Anne Klingeman, died just one day before Reid was asked to take over the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
and IndyCar coverage for ABC and ESPN.[1] Reid and his wife, Karla, reside in Brownsburg, IN. References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i j http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnewssports/2010/07/espn_motorsports_commentator_m.html ^ "CORR/Vegas race report 1998 EXXON Superflor winter series". Retrieved 2008-02-16.  ^ " Marty Reid
Marty Reid
Fired: ESPN
Replaces NASCAR, IndyCar Announcer After Nationwide Gaffe (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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Preceded by Todd Harris Television voice of the Indianapolis
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