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Monday, February 6th, 2017
NBCSN REVS UP FOR THE DAYTONA 500 WITH SEASON DEBUT OF NASCAR AMERICA ON MONDAY, FEB. 13 AT 6 P.M. ET
Fourth Season of NASCAR America to Feature Weekly In-Studio Driver Interviews and All-New Social Media Segments
Rodney Childers – No. 4 Crew Chief – Joins Nate Ryan on NASCAR on NBC Podcast
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 6, 2017 – With the 2017 Daytona 500 less than three weeks away, NBCSN will hit the ignition switch on the fourth season of its daily motorsports show, NASCAR America, on Monday, February 13 at 6 p.m. ET.
NASCAR America host Carolyn Manno (@CarolynManno), alongside NASCAR on NBC analyst and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton), Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte (@SteveLetarte), Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett), and auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@KylePetty) return to bring viewers all-encompassing coverage of the latest NASCAR news.
Featuring unprecedented race team access, highlights, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of newsmakers in the world of motorsports, the 2017 season of NASCAR America will also include all-new social media elements and simulator segments with analyst Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman). Additionally, NASCAR America will continue to feature weekly in-studio driver interviews with the biggest names in the sport.
“The new enhancements for the 2017 NASCAR season, the drivers’ personal stories, and constant action on all the tracks are the perfect backdrop for the launch of NASCAR America’s fourth year,” said Jeff Behnke, Vice President of NASCAR on NBC. “Jeff, Steve, Dale, and Kyle provide viewers with unparalleled insight and experience, and will once again add their dynamic energy to NBCSN’s daily coverage.”
Leading up to the Daytona 500, NASCAR America will feature extensive race preview coverage of all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series teams. During the season, Monday night episodes will examine major race results and highlights across all NASCAR series, as well as in-depth analysis of the turning point moments from each race. Tuesday evening shows will deep dive into strategy and feature Scan All audio from the previous weekend’s race. Wednesday’s episode will include in-studio driver interviews, and Thursday night episodes will place a heavy emphasis on the upcoming weekend’s races.
NASCAR America originates from NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., with contributions from NBC Sports Charlotte, in Charlotte, N.C., and Burton’s Garage in Huntersville, N.C. allowing the show to report directly from NASCAR’s heartland.
NASCAR America is also available on the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TV’s.
RODNEY CHILDERS – NO. 4 CREW CHIEF – JOINS NATE RYAN ON NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST
Rodney Childers, crew chief for Kevin Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 4 team, joins Nate Ryan (@nateryan) on this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast. Going into his fourth season with the No. 4 team, Childers discusses how he has built one of the fastest and most consistent race teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The NASCAR on NBC podcast is available each Wednesday on NASCAR Talk, iTunes, AudioBoom, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and podcasting apps. For more info click here.
NASCAR ON NBC
In 2017, NBC Sports Group will present the final 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR XFINITY Series events and select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events.
NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR programming also includes NBCSN’s daily motorsports show NASCAR America, coverage of NASCAR’s Awards Ceremonies, the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as original programming specials. NBC Sports Group concluded the 2016 NASCAR season presenting more hours of trackside coverage and programming than ever before.
In 2016, NBC Sports Group continued to innovate and entertain race fans with 630 hours of NASCAR programming including interactive watch parties, documentary specials and new shoulder programming, in addition to its 366 live trackside hours from 22 different states. In 2016 overall consumption of NASCAR content on NBC Sports’ Digital properties was up 50% vs. 2015 and NASCAR on NBC’s social platforms generated a triple-digit increase in video views, as well as double-digit increase in fan base and impressions compared to the 2015 season.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–