(CBS Sports Play-by-Play)
Mike Joy has broadcast every major form of American motorsports for television and radio. Now in his 16th year with CBS Sports, Joy calls the Network's entire schedule of auto racing. He called his first Daytona 500 in 1998, after having served as pit reporter since 1984.
Joy participated in the CBS Television Network's coverage of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, the Hambletonian, Pro Beach soccer and World Cup skiing. In addition, he has called NCAA championship events in soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, gymnastics and lacrosse and served as a sideline reporter for the Hancock Bowl.
Joy began public address announcing at New England speedways while attending the University of Hartford and Emerson College. He spent 14 years with NASCAR=s Motor Racing Network, and anchored the first live NASCAR Winston Cup broadcasts on ESPN (1981) and TNN (1991). He has competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona and tested NASCAR Winston Cup cars and Craftsman trucks.
Joy was born Nov. 25, 1949 in Chicago, Ill., and resides in Simsbury, Conn., with his wife, Gaye and son, Scott. He served four terms to the Windsor, Conn. town council, overseeing health, environment and public safety issues for 28,000 residents.