FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP SURROUNDS THE START OF THE 2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFFS
2017 Daytona 500 Champion Kurt Busch Joins NASCAR America Live at NASCAR Hall of Fame – Tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET
31-Time NASCAR Cup Series Winner Denny Hamlin Joins NASCAR America Live in Studio – Thursday at 5 p.m. ET
Nate Ryan’s NASCAR on NBC Podcast Celebrates 100th Episode
NBCSN Presents Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Racing Sunday at 3 p.m. ET, and XFINITY Series Racing Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 12, 2017 – As NBCSN heads to Chicago for the first race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, NASCAR America offers a jam-packed week of exclusive interviews with all 16 Playoff drivers, highlighted by in-studio appearances by 2017 Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch, and 31-time NASCAR Cup Series winner Denny Hamlin.
Tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET, Busch will join NASCAR America host Marty Snider (@HeyMartySnider), auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@kylepetty), and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@Dalejarrett), live from the Hall of Honor, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
Busch will discuss his momentous year, winning his first Daytona 500, and getting married this past January. Entering the Playoffs on a hot streak, with three consecutive top-five finishes (Bristol, Darlington and Richmond), Busch will also weigh in on which tracks he is looking forward to, and where he expects the most success.
NASCAR America will be on-site at the Hall of Fame throughout the day Wednesday, for NASCAR’s 2017 Playoffs Production & Media Day collecting interviews and exclusive content with all 16 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers.
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 will include an in-depth interview with an active driver, and highlight their journey to professional racing.
DENNY HAMLIN JOINS NASCAR AMERICA THIS THURSDAY
Amid preparations for Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, Denny Hamlin will stop by NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., this Thursday, September 14, for a live in-studio interview on NASCAR America. In addition, Hamlin will take over NASCAR on NBC’s social accounts, and participate in interviews with NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Radio and select NBC affiliates.
NATE RYAN’S NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST CELEBRATES 100TH EPISODE
NBCSports.com’s lead motorsports writer, Nate Ryan (@nateryan), celebrates his 100th NASCAR on NBC podcast with a special Playoff episode, highlighting conversations with all 16 Playoff drivers. The NASCAR on NBC podcast is available on NASCAR Talk, Apple Podcasts, AudioBoom, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and podcasting apps. For more info click here.
NASCAR AMERICA – SCAN ALL RICHMOND
This week’s editions of NASCAR America will include Scan All Richmond, a special look back at the most-viral, thought provoking and entertaining comments overheard at last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale at Richmond Raceway.
THE MORNING DRIVE – WEDNESDAY ON SIRIUS XM NASCAR RADIO
NASCAR on NBC fans can catch Jeff Burton, this Wednesday, during NBC Sports’ weekly interview on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio’s The Morning Drive. Burton will join veteran race announcer Mike Bagley, and racing insider Pete Pistone, to preview the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
LIVE MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP AND XFINITY SERIES RACE COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
NBC Sports Group’s race coverage from Chicagoland Speedway begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with XFINITY Series racing, and culminates Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing.
NBCSN’S UPCOMING NASCAR AMERICA EPISODES
|Tuesday, September 12||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Wednesday, September 13||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Thursday, September 14||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.
For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.
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