What's buzzing:

From the Marbles

Fox pit reporter Dick Berggren retiring after Dover race

View photo


Fox pit reporter Dick Berggren's 32 year career on pit road concluded on Sunday. (Getty)

Fox's 2012 Sprint Cup race coverage concluded with Sunday's race at Dover, and with it, concluded the 32 year pit reporting career of reporter Dick Berggren, who is retiring from his pit road duties.

For many NASCAR fans' viewing lifetimes, Berggren's face (and hat) has been synonymous with NASCAR TV coverage thanks to his presence on pit road, the last 12 with Fox as the network's lead pit reporter.

On Sunday, Berggren received a rousing ovation in the pre-race drivers' meeting and a hug in victory lane from race winner Jimmie Johnson, whose pit Berggren was covering during the race. Many cars had "Thanks for 32 years, Berggie" decals on them, and the entire Fox race crew wore hats like Berggren's on camera.

Berggren isn't leaving racing by any means, though. As the President of the Racing History Preservation Group, Berggren will help lead the creation of the North East Motor Sports Museum at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Congratulations on a fantastic career, Dick. Speedweeks next year on Fox will certainly be different with your absence.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 3170/10000 $1 $20000 Today 10:00 AM Enter
NHL $1.3K Tournament [$125 to 1st] 390/1478 $1 $1300 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NHL $1.5K Tournament [$150 to 1st] 85/341 $5 $1500 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (6)