The JP Emerson Show

Full Throttle with NHRA and Fox Sports’ Amanda Busick

Episode Summary

Prepared for anything, go full throttle with NHRA and Fox sports’ Amanda Busick As a top end reporter, Amanda Busick isn’t only the first face an NHRA driver sees after screaming down the track and crossing the stripe, she’s also the co- host of Sunday Nitro Live on Fox Sports. A natural performer both on air and off, you won’t have to travel 1000 feet to uncover the drive, the complexity, the humor and personality of one of the most recognizable talents in motorsports.

Episode Notes

Discover what drives Amanda to be the best, her amazing and unexpected road from local television, the NFL and ESPN to motorsports.

Pull to the line to get to know Amanda, how she got her name, her attention to detail, and the story behind her famous “Trading Places” video with top fuel dragster driver and friend, Leah Pruitt.   

From Amanda's website:

"Amanda Busick is an award-winning broadcast reporter for the NHRA on FOX Sports, pit reporter for the FIA Formula E Championship on FOX and a live-event host & moderator for Discovery, MotorTrend, NFL on Location and more.

In her capacity with the NHRA, Busick is the “Top-End” reporter during racing as well as a co-host for Sunday Nitro Live, a pre-race show airing on FS1. Across digital platforms, Busick is a host on NHRA’s in-house content also featured on

For the last two seasons, Busick served as Pit Lane reporter for Formula E’s double-header season finale from New York City that aired in over 120 countries and on FOX & FS1 nationally.

Busick made her MotorTrend debut last year as co-host alongside Justin Bell for the 69th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and stepped into reporter duties for the 2020 Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale on MotorTrend & Discovery.

As a live-event host/emcee, Busick has led press & promotional events for clients including NFL On-Location, HUGO BOSS, Porsche, John Wooden College Basketball Tip-Off, World Wide Technology, Women Of Fox Sports, National Hot Rod Association and CS Global. 

Amanda Busick is a native of Greensboro, NC and graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Entrepreneurship. After college, she relocated to New York City and has also spent time in Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles. She currently resides in North Carolina and is a connoisseur of college basketball, Ranch dressing and Hot Yoga.

Proud Aunt to Madeleine Mac, Busick credits her relentless pursuit and drive to her mom, Donna Busick."

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