About Stephen Cox


Stephen Cox is a racing driver in the Electric GT Championship, the Super Cup Stock Car Series and the World Racing League endurance sports car series. He is also a television host and CEO of Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions.

He is currently in his 10th season as a co-host on NBCSN’s Mecum Auto Auction. Stephen also serves as producer for the Super Cup Stock Car Series telecasts on MavTV and other programming on Fox, Outdoor Channel, Velocity and more. His past television work includes hosting:

  • 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 America’s most versatile professional racing drivers. Few drivers have competed on both asphalt and dirt. Fewer still on both road courses and ovals. Fewer still in both open wheel and stock cars.

And virtually none can add the elite division of off road desert racing to their resume.

Stephen has not simply raced in each of these divisions – he has scored championships, wins, poles or top ten finishes in every single category, and in 2017 he adds the international Electric GT Championship sports car series to the list.

From ARCA ovals to SCCA road courses, endurance racing to Rolex GT sports cars, from Tecate SCORE Baja Trophy Trucks in desert sands 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.

  • Track record holder at Midvale Speedway (OH USA)
  • Track record holder at Gingerman Raceway (MI USA)
  • 18 career wins
  • 17 career poles
  • Mitsubishi factory test driver
  • 2004 GT Challenge Series champion
  • 2004 Championship Motorsports Association Rookie of the Year

As a writer, Cox has authored:

  • L&M PORSCHE; the story Penske’s 1972 Can-Am championship
  • SHELBY LEGEND, TRANS-AM WINNER; the 1966 Ford Mustang Group 2 SCCA Racer
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS; the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona

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.


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

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

“I think we’re at the end of what this car will do.”
– Crew chief Robert Fox after Stephen brushed the wall while winning pole position at Winchester Speedway

“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

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