FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 28th, 2017
NBCSN PRESENTS DARLINGTON THROWBACK EDITION OF NASCAR AMERICA, FEATURING NASCAR LEGENDS RAY EVERNHAM, DALE INMAN AND KEN SQUIER – WEDNESDAY AT 5 P.M. ET
Evernham, Inman & Squier Join NASCAR on NBC’s Marty Snider, Dale Jarrett and Steve Letarte Live at NASCAR Hall of Fame
NBC Sports Joins Darlington Raceway’s 1985-89 Throwback Celebration of “The Track Too Tough To Tame”
NBCSN Presents Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Racing Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, and XFINITY Series Racing Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 28, 2017 – As NBCSN heads to South Carolina for a weekend of throwback celebration coverage from Darlington Raceway, NASCAR America honors the tradition of “The Track Too Tough to Tame,” with a special edition this Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET, featuring NASCAR legends Ray Evernham, Dale Inman and Ken Squier.
Three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion crew chief Evernham, eight-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion crew chief Inman, and legendary NASCAR broadcaster Squier, will join NASCAR America host Marty Snider (@HeyMartySnider), Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett), and Daytona 500 winning crew chief Steve Letarte (@steveletarte), live from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C.
The three legends will share memories from Darlington Raceway, and discuss highlights from their storied careers, as the sport comes together to celebrate “The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR.” NBC Sports joins Darlington Raceway in commemorating the sights and sounds of the 1985-1989 era, with throwback themes integrated throughout this week’s coverage.
As part of NBCSN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NASCAR season, NASCAR America will present a live show each week from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Each live episode normally features an in-depth interview with a driver, and highlights their journey to professional racing. Wednesday’s show from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be the first edition to feature crew chiefs.
LIVE MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP AND XFINITY SERIES RACE COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
NBC Sports Group’s race coverage from “The Lady in Black” begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with XFINITY Series racing, and culminates Sunday night at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing.
NBCSN’S UPCOMING NASCAR AMERICA EPISODES
|Monday, August 28||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 29||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Wednesday, August 30||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Friday, September 1||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
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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