FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13th, 2017
FOURTH SEASON OF NASCAR AMERICA KICKS OFF TONIGHT AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Launches New Weekly NASCAR Podcast Monday Morning Donuts
Chad Knaus – Crew Chief for Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 Team – Joins Nate Ryan on NASCAR on NBC Podcast
NASCAR Talk Adds Weekly Features for 2017 Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 13, 2017 – With the Daytona 500 less than two weeks away, the fourth season of NASCAR America premieres tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighted by live and in-depth coverage of the storylines, personnel, team changes, and format enhancements impacting the upcoming 2017 NASCAR season.
Featuring unprecedented race team access, NASCAR America will include extensive Daytona 500 race preview coverage of all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series teams. In addition, the show will break down and analyze NASCAR’s new stage-based race format and playoff-point enhancements for the 2017 season, and feature conversations with the top drivers in the sport about their views on the strategic adjustments.
Carolyn Manno (@Carolynmanno) hosts NASCAR America this week from Stamford, Conn., alongside Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett) and analyst Parker Kligerman (@). “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton), Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte (@SteveLetarte), auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@KylePetty), as well as NASCAR on NBC reporters Marty Snider (@HeyMartySnider) and Dave Burns (@TVDaveBurns) will contribute throughout the week from the NASCAR on NBC studio in Charlotte, N.C., and Burton’s Garage in Huntersville, N.C.
NBC SPORTS LAUNCHES NEW WEEKLY NASCAR PODCAST MONDAY MORNING DONUTS
On Monday, February 27 – the day after this year’s Daytona 500 – NBC Sports will debut Monday Morning Donuts, a new weekly NASCAR podcast hosted by Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman.
Available each Monday, the show will break down all the storylines from the previous weekend’s race.
Monday Morning Donuts joins NBC Sports’ existing weekly motorsports podcast, the NASCAR on NBC podcast with Nate Ryan. Monday Morning Donuts will be available on NASCAR Talk and iTunes.
CHAD KNAUS– NO. 48 CREW CHIEF – JOINS NATE RYAN ON NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST
Chad Knaus, crew chief for 2016 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 team, joins Nate Ryan (@nateryan) on this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast. Coming off of his storybook win last November at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Knaus joins Ryan to discuss his love of cycling, his future as a crew chief and what it is like being the only crew chief Jimmie Johnson has had for all of his record-tying seven Championships.
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 TALK ADDS WEEKLY FEATURES IN 2017 SEASON
In advance of the start of the 2017 season, NBCSports.com will add new weekly features to NASCAR Talk, its NASCAR news, video and scoring site.
Each Tuesday, following the season kick off in Daytona, NASCAR Talk writers Nate Ryan, Dustin Long (@dustinlong), Daniel McFadin (@danielmcfadin), Jerry Bonkowski (@JerryBonkowski) and NASCAR on NBC analysts will contribute to a weekly roundtable feature entitled Bump & Run, which will break down the previous weekend’s race news and big events.
Dustin Long’s weekly column, Upon Further Review, will run each Tuesday presenting a deep dive analysis of key factors from the previous weekend’s race. In addition, McFadin will post weekly interviews and features each Thursday with the biggest names and newsmakers in the XFINITY Series. NASCAR Talk is the home the latest NASCAR news, storylines, analysis and bold predictions during the NASCAR season, with new content and interviews posted each day.
THIS WEEK’S NASCAR AMERICA SCHEDULE ON NBCSN
|Mon., Feb. 13||NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tue., Feb. 14||NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wed., Feb. 15||NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thur., Feb. 16||NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
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.
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