Rick Allen Biography
Rick Allen (Rick Allen Schwieger), is an American television personality, play-by-play announcer, and voice-over artist. He now works for NBC Sports as the play-by-play announcer for NASCAR’s Cup Series and Xfinity, on an interim basis for the International Motor Sports Association, and for NBC Sports coverage of track & field.
Previously, he had done play-by-play broadcasting for Fox Sports’s coverage of NASCAR’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and voice-over work for Goodyear, Sears, Alltel, and Toyota including others.
Rick Allen Age
Allen was born on June 17, 1969, in Grand Island, Nebraska. He is 51 years old as of 2020.
Rick Allen Height
Allen has a height of 1.75m.
Rick Allen Family
Information about Allen’s family is not yet disclosed, but it is known that he is the third of four siblings.
Rick Allen Wife
Allen is married to Kris Allen and they have two sons together, Eric and Ryan.
Rick Allen Education
Allen attended the University of Nebraska where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Rick Allen Career
After Allen graduated, he worked as a public address announcer for the University of Nebraska athletic department. He also worked at a local dirt oval racetracks including Eagle Raceway, where Fox Sport got him.
Allen worked for Fox Sports from 2003 to mid-2014, mainly calling NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series races on SPEED and later Fox Sports 1. He covered Nationwide Series (now Xfinity Series) events on occasion.
Allen was confirmed as the lead announcer for NASCAR on NBC beginning in 2015 on December 4, 2013. While still working for Fox, he started hosting the regular studio program NASCAR America for NBC in early 2014.
Allen revealed during the Truck Series Eldora race on July 23, 2014, that it would be his last race on Fox Sports, as he was now only affiliated with NBC. He got a standing ovation at the Truck Series drivers’ meeting before the race because much of his work was with the Truck Series. Steve Byrnes took over as Allen’s replacement before Byrnes died of head and neck cancer in April 2015.
Allen joined the Verizon IndyCar Series on NBC broadcast team for select Verizon IndyCar Series events starting at Phoenix in 2016, filling in for regular IndyCar play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey, who was working on NBC’s Formula One coverage at the time.
Rick Allen Net Worth
Allen has a net worth of around $4 million.