FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 6th, 2017
NASCAR AMERICA EXCLUSIVELY ANNOUNCES 2018 NASCAR HALL OF FAME NOMINEES WEDNESDAY AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Special 90-Minute Episode Recognizes 20 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees & Five Nominees for NASCAR’s Landmark Award
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 6, 2017 –NASCAR America celebrates NASCAR’s legends with a special 90-minute episode to exclusively announce the 2018 nominees for enshrinement in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Wednesday’s episode will recognize the 20 nominees for next year’s NASCAR Hall of Fame Class, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
Carolyn Manno (@Carolynmanno) hosts NASCAR America this week from Stamford, Conn. “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton), Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte (@SteveLetarte), three-time Daytona 500 Champion and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett), and auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@KylePetty) will contribute from NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR America studio in Charlotte N.C. and Burton’s Garage in Huntersville, N.C.
This week’s coverage kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. ET, with a 30-minute edition of NASCAR America, featuring a complete recap of Brad Keselowski’s NASCAR Cup Series win yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
THREE-TIME NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPION CREW CHIEF RAY EVERNHAM JOINS NATE RYAN ON THIS WEEK’S NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST
Three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion crew chief Ray Evernham joins Nate Ryan on this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast. Evernham discusses his relationship with NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, how their friendship is one of the most cherished aspects of Evernham’s career, and how Earnhardt constantly drove Evernham to be better.
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.
NBC Sports’ new podcast, Monday Morning Donuts, hosted by Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno) and Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman), is also available on iTunes and Stitcher, with new episodes available each Monday.
THIS WEEK’S NASCAR AMERICA SCHEDULE ON NBCSN
|Monday, March 6||6:00 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tuesday, March 7||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wednesday, March 8||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thursday, March 9||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
NASCAR ON NBC
In 2017, NBC Sports Group will present the final 20 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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