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Allen Bestwick

Allen Bestwick is an American sportscaster who has worked for ESPN, Turner Sports, NBC Sports, and the Motor Racing Network. Likewise, Allen Bestwick is the lead play-by-play voice for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball telecasts for SportsNet New York.

Early life

Allen Bestwick was born on 24th September 1961 and he is currently 62 years old. He is originally from Newport, Rhode Island. Likewise, Allen belongs to the American nationality and practices Christianity.

While his zodiac sign is Libra. He was born to his father, James Bestwick, who was a legal advisor and an advocate. His mother, Nancy Bestwick, was a high school teacher. Moreover, he has two siblings, Brock Bestwick, a professional musician, and Annie Bestwick, a model.

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Caption: Allen Bestwick with his father (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his educational status, he studied at Coventry High School, Rhode Island. Similarly, other information regarding his education has not yet been made public.

Allen Bestwick – Career

Professionally, Allen Bestwick is a sportscaster who is the lead play-by-play voice for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball telecasts for SportsNet New York. During his career, Bestwick has led NASCAR on ESPN, NASCAR countdown, IndyCar series on ABC, NASCAR Now, and NASCAR on TBS.

Allen started his broadcasting career at the age of 15 when he did on-air work for his high school radio station in Coventry, Rhode Island. When he was 16, he started announcing auto racing, when he called the action at Seekonk Speedway.

In the year 1986, Allen joined Motor racing Network as a race reporter and he became co-lead announcer with Barney Hall and Joe Moore. Also, he took over Ken Squier as TBS lead NASCAR commenter for its abbreviated schedule. When Bestwick got involved in NASCAR, he became very popular as he got the chance to be involved in all franchises of NASCAR.

More about his Career

In 1999, in Homestead-Miami Speedway, he joined NBC 1999, as its lap-by-lap commentator for its lone race, the Pennzoil 400. Similarly, in 2005, Allen and Bill Weber switched positions on the broadcast. Later Allen took Bill’s position as lead pit reporter.

In the 2006 season, after seven years, he decided to leave the network. Likewise, he joined the NASCAR on ESPN package as a lead pit reporter in 2007. Whereas, in 2008, an American sportscaster moved up to full race coverage host top hosted a weekly Monday roundtable edition of NASCAR Now.

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Caption: An American Sportscaster, Allen Bestwick taking a selfie (Source: Instagram)

Later in 2014, he replaced Reid and earned the position of lead announcer for ESPN’s broadcasts of IndyCar races for ABC. On 28th April 2017, he confirmed that ESPN was releasing him after the 2017 IndyCar doubleheader Detroit Grand Prix. However, in 2018, ESPN reported that they would be bringing Bestwick back to get the Indy 500.

Allen Bestwick – Net worth 2024

Allen Bestwick is living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Thus, Allen has an estimated net worth of around $5 million US dollars. Whereas, his annual salary is around $500 thousand.

Allen Bestwick – Personal life

Moving on toward the romantic and private life of Allen Bestwick, he is a married man. He married his long-term girlfriend, Melanie Ruzzo Bestwick who is a high school teacher and a yoga guru. The couple has two kids but their names have not been revealed in public yet.

Body measurement

Allen Bestwick stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 78 kg. Talking about the overall body measurements, the number has not been revealed yet. Likewise, he has black-colored hair and a pair of dark brown eyes.

Social media

Allen is also present on social media. He has a verified Instagram account with the username @allenbestwick and has more than 3k followers. While he has a Twitter account with more than 63lk followers. Moreover, he has a Facebook account with more than 12 followers.