About Stephen Cox


Stephen Cox is a racing driver in the World Racing League endurance sports car series, CRS Super Truck Series and Grid Life. He is also a television host and CEO of Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions.

He is currently in his 16th season as a co-host on Motor Trend’s Mecum Auto Auction. Stephen also serves as producer and talent for programming on MavTV, Fox, NBCSN and more. His past television work includes:

  • Champ Car World Series
  • Indianapolis 500
  • NASCAR Winston West
  • Barber Dodge Pro Series
  • Paris-Dakar Rally
  • USAR Hooters ProCup Stock Car Series
  • Mid-American Stock Car Series
  • ARCA Truck Series

Stephen Cox is among the sport’s most versatile drivers. Few drivers have competed on both asphalt and dirt, on both road courses and ovals, in both open wheel and stock cars. Fewer still can add the top division of off road desert racing to their resume. 

Stephen has not only raced in each of these divisions, he has scored championships, wins, poles or top ten finishes in every single category.

From ARCA ovals to SCCA road courses, endurance racing to Rolex GT sports cars, from Tecate SCORE Baja Trophy Trucks in desert sand to the Hooters Pro Cup Series and Super Cup Stock Car Series on America’s famous southern ovals… Cox has driven them all, and won.

  • Former track record holder at Midvale Speedway 
  • Track record holder at Gingerman Raceway 
  • 25 career wins
  • 112 career Top 5 finishes
  • Mitsubishi factory test driver
  • 2004 GT Challenge Series champion
  • 2-time winner, WRL October Rush 16-hour endurance race

As a writer, Cox has authored:

Cox also authored the Small Team Sponsorship Guide for beginning sponsor-hunters, the classic book and seminar that redefined the way entry level teams attack corporate sponsorship.



“Stephen is one of the top 5 or 6 drivers to ever come out of our stable.” – John Zentner, crew chief, Stephens Bros. Racing


“A class act with an incredible work ethic.” – Terry Lingner, Indycar Series TV producer


“Stephen has been a pro driver for many years and has a great reputation as a national TV motorsports commentator.” – Ken Lingenfelter, Lingenfelter Performance Enginerring 


“Stephen Cox came across as very knowledgeable and accessible… an insider, minus the jargon. Very good. I am a fan.” – Tim Mayer, Champ Car World Series


“I think what we appreciated most about Stephen was not just his good lap times even when our car wasn’t performing the way it should have been, but he also gave us some unbelievable tips on exactly what was going on with our car mechanically.” – Nick Hussein, Team Endurance BMW


“Stephen was consistently fast from lap one despite being in a car and on a track that were both new to him.” – Matt Peterson, Braunschweig Motorsports


“Stephen was first on the track and he quickly came to grips with the car… he ran consistently quicker laps during his 2-hour stint.”
– VWmotorsport.com