FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 24th, 2017
NBC SPORTS’ DALE EARNHARDT JR. MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TODAY AT 3 P.M. ET
Earnhardt Jr. to Discuss New Role with NASCAR on NBC and NBCUniversal
Earnhardt Jr. Joins Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting and Sports, and Sam Flood, NBC Sports’ Executive Producer and President of Production
Dial 719-325-2356 to Participate
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 24, 2017 – Chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports Mark Lazarus, and NBC Sports Executive Producer and President of Production Sam Flood, will introduce Dale Earnhardt Jr., in a media conference call today, Monday, July 24 at 3 p.m. ET.
- WHAT: NASCAR on NBC Media Conference Call
- WHO: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Lazarus and Sam Flood
- WHEN: Monday, July 24, at 3 p.m. ET
- NUMBER: 719-325-2356
- Meeting ID: 4620925
The motorsports icon voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years, Earnhardt will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR team in 2018 and will have a wide-ranging role with NBCUniversal. A formal announcement was issued earlier today (available here).
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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