FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 19th, 2017
NASCAR AMERICA TO HOST WEEKLY SHOWS LIVE FROM NASCAR HALL OF FAME
NBCSN’s Daily Motorsports Show Shifts One Hour Earlier – to 5 p.m. ET – Beginning Monday, July 3
NASCAR Cup Series Racing Returns to NBC Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 19, 2017 – As part of NBCSN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NASCAR season, NBCSN’s daily motorsports show, NASCAR America, will present a live show each week from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C., beginning Wednesday, July 5 at 5 p.m. ET. Each live episode from the Hall of Fame will include an in-depth interview with an active driver, and highlight their journey to professional racing.
The weekly telecasts, from the heart of Uptown Charlotte, will take place every Tuesday or Wednesday throughout NBC Sports’ portion of the 2017 NASCAR season. NASCAR on NBC’s lead race announcer Rick Allen (@Rickallenracing) will serve as the primary host of the specialty shows, alongside “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton (@Jeffburton), auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@Kylepetty), and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett).
“We believe our new weekly Hall of Fame shows will provide us yet another unique tool to showcase the thoughts and personalities of NASCAR’s biggest stars,” said Jeff Behnke, VP of NASCAR Production, NBC Sports Group. “By hosting an active driver each week at the Hall of Fame, our shows will incorporate even more long-form discussions with the stars moving this sport, and allow viewers an inside look at the home where the history of NASCAR is preserved and celebrated.”
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome NASCAR America to the Hall every week beginning this summer. This partnership provides an excellent opportunity for us to showcase today’s top talent and blend it with an iconic backdrop that celebrates the sport’s history and heritage,” said NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director, Winston Kelley. “The show will also provide up-close and memorable experiences for our guests to interact with the legends from the past, now some of the most prominent broadcast voices for the sport, and the stars of today who aspire to be future NASCAR Hall inductees.”
NBCSN’S DAILY MOTORSPORTS SHOW SHIFTS ONE HOUR EARLIER
NASCAR America, NBCSN’s daily motorsports show dedicated to speed and stock car racing, shifts one hour earlier to 5 p.m. ET, beginning Monday, July 3. Viewers can catch comprehensive NASCAR news, highlights and driver interviews each evening, delivered by NBC Sports Group’s team of NASCAR hosts, analysts and reporters.
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACING RETURNS – SATURDAY, JULY 1 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBC Sports Group stands 12 days away from its 2017 debut of live NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series racing. On Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN kicks off its coverage of the 2017 XFINITY Series, live from Daytona International Speedway. On Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. ET, NBC presents its first NASCAR Cup Series race of 2017, and the first of 20 final races to determine the 2017 Series Champion.
NBCSN’S UPCOMING NASCAR PROGRAMMING
|Monday, June 19||NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 20||NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, June 21||NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, June 22||NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Scan All Special||7 p.m.|
|NASCAR Scan All Special||7:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Scan All Special||8 p.m.|
|Racing Roots||8:30 p.m.|
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.
ABOUT THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The 5-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.
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