Daugherty, a black man, is the team owner of NASCAR's JTG Daugherty Racing, a former NBA player, and a sports analyst. Daugherty is back in front of the camera, serving as an analyst for NBC NASCAR's broadcast crew. He can be seen each week during the season on Sunday Night Football.
He is best known for his years playing basketball with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1999 and again in 2001. After a 10-year career in the NBA, Daugherty turned his attention to racing cars. He has won several races including the 1998 and 1999 Daytona 500s. His other victories include the Brickyard 400, the Pepsi 400, the Coca-Cola 600, and the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions.
After retiring from racing, Daugherty started his own team, JTG Daugherty Racing. The team currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Its drivers have included African-Americans Sam Hornish Jr. and Juan Pablo Montoya as well as a Colombian American named Victor Ortiz.
During the NFL season, Daugherty serves as an analyst for NBC Sports' coverage of NASCAR race events. He works the window during pre-race interviews and post-race shows.
He also makes appearances at NBA games where he shares his experiences with young athletes.
Daugherty Racing JTG Bradley Lee Daugherty (born October 19, 1965) is an American former professional basketball player, analyst, and co-owner of the NASCAR Cup Series team JTG Daugherty Racing. He played 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning a championship with the Chicago Bulls in his first season there.
On January 13, 2011, Daugherty announced that he was stepping down as coach of the Duke basketball team to focus on his career in NASCAR racing. He was replaced by Mike Bohn.
After two years away from coaching, Daugherty returned to Durham in March 2013 to take over a new position with the Bulls, serving as an assistant under head coach Jim Boylen.
He has two children named Hunter and Ryder.
Brad Daugherty owns the following teams and drivers:
JTG Daugherty Racing - #18 Toyota Camry (2013–present)
Joey Logano - #22 PPG INDYCAR Team Penske Chevrolet (2012–present)
Ryan Newman - #39 GoDaddy.com Chevy (2011–present)
Daniel Suarez - #9 Audi Sport North America LLC R8 LMS (2010–present)
His duties as a baseball commentator for FOX and FOX Sports 1 are extensive. He owns Big Hurt Brewhouse in Berwyn, Illinois, and has been a first-ballot Hall of Famer since 2014. He was hired by the White Sox after quitting the previous White Sox position when his broadcast responsibilities grew. Since then, he has become a fixture on the Chicago sports scene.
He played second base for the White Sox from 1989 to 1995 and had an eight-year career with the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2001, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Thomas's wife, Nancy, died in a car accident in 1994. A year later, he married former Chicago Cubs pitcher Amy Jones. They have two children together: a daughter named Alexis and a son named Henry.
After leaving the White Sox, Thomas worked as a color analyst for the team's radio network before becoming the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays (2005-06) and the Detroit Tigers (2007). He also managed the Chicago White Sox from 2009 to 2011, but was fired after making the playoffs only once during that period.
In 2012, he joined FOX Sports as a baseball analyst and part-time coach for their MLB coverage. In October 2014, it was announced that Thomas would be one of five candidates for the vacant Boston Red Sox manager's job.