Gus Johnson To Call First-Ever Match For FOX Soccer
GEN-6 CAR TO OFFICIALLY DEBUT ON FOX DURING SPRINT UNLIMITED AT DAYTONA – The countdown to Daytona is on, and Danica Patrick, one of this season’s most talked-about Sprint Cup Series rookies, stopped by the SPEED studios to talk about this year’s new Gen-6 car. “I like it,” Patrick said of the new car. “At Charlotte, you could really drive it in hard and you could pick up the throttle really hard as well. Any time we can get something that allows us to drive harder and make less mistakes and be closer to each other, it’s going to allow us to be able to put on a better show for the fans, which is the ultimate goal.” FOX Sports’ 2013 Speedweeks coverage officially gets underway with the SPRINT UNLIMITED live from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 16 in prime time at 8:00 PM ET, followed by live coverage of DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1:00 PM ET. FOX Sports’ coverage of the 55th Daytona 500 begins Sunday, Feb. 24, at 12:00 PM ET live from the network’s technologically advanced mobile studio, the Hollywood Hotel.
FOX DEPORTES TO BROADCAST DAYTONA 500 LIVE – This season, FOX Deportes, the No. 1 sports network in Spanish, offers coverage of 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, seven live, including the DAYTONA 500. In addition, FOX Deportes’ Speedweeks coverage also includes the SPRINT UNLIMITED and DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING. Jorge Koechlin and Tony Rivera call the action on-track, while FOX Deportes produces original NASCAR-related programs specifically for its Latino fan base. This series is complemented by daily NASCAR news segments on Central FOX, the network’s signature news, highlights and information program and the No. 1 sports news program on Spanish cable.
GOOAAALLL: GUS JOHNSON TO CALL HIS FIRST-EVER MATCH FOR FOX SOCCER – One of America’s most distinctive and dynamic sportscasters calls his first-ever match for FOX Soccer on Wednesday, Feb. 13 (2:00 PM ET) when FOX Sports’ renowned play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson calls the highly anticipated UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Real Madrid and Manchester United, live from Madrid’s Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Partnering with FOX Soccer analyst Warren Barton, the assignment is the first in a series of Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League matches Johnson is expected to call, including the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League Finals, May 11 and 25, respectively, on FOX.
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER ON FX: SIGN OF DISRESPECT – Following Uriah Hall’s devastating spinning back kick knockout of Adam Cella, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® returns for episode four of Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen on Tuesday, Feb. 12 (9:00 PM ET/PT) on FX. In next week’s episode, Kevin Casey of Team Sonnen faces off against Collin Hart. Fighter Bubba McDaniel of Team Jones doesn’t like the matchup because he’s been angling for a fight with Casey.