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Monday, September 18th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP REVS UP FOR WICKED FAST NASCAR PLAYOFF RACING FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Three-Time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart Joins NASCAR America Live in Studio – Tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie Erik Jones Joins NASCAR America Live at NASCAR Hall of Fame – Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET
Joey Logano Surprises Family in Need on NBC’s George to The Rescue – Saturday, Sept. 23
NBCSN Presents Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Racing Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, and XFINITY Series Racing Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 18, 2017 – As NBCSN heads to New England for the second race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, NASCAR America presents a week of shows jam-packed with exclusive driver interviews and features, highlighted by in-studio appearances by three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart, as well as Furniture Row Racing’s rookie driver Erik Jones.
Amid preparations for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart will stop by NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., tomorrow, September 19, for a live in-studio interview on NASCAR America. Stewart joins NASCAR America host Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno), along with “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton (@Jeffburton), and auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@Kylepetty), to discuss his storied career, Stewart-Haas Racing’s two NASCAR Cup Series Playoff contenders, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, and speak about the recently announced changes to the team in 2018.
Stewart will also take over NASCAR on NBC’s social accounts, and participate in interviews with NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Radio and select NBC affiliates.
ERIK JONES JOINS NASCAR AMERICA FROM NASCAR HALL OF FAME – WEDNESDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET, Erik Jones 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 Hall of Honor, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
Jones will discuss his successful rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with four top-five finishes in the first 27 races of the season. Jones will also discuss his transition within the Toyota family, to drive the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota starting in 2018.
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.
JOEY LOGANO SURPRISES FAMILY IN NEED ON NBC’S GEORGE TO THE RESCUE – SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
This Saturday, September 23, NASCAR driver Joey Logano makes a special appearance on George To The Rescue, NBC’s home improvement show dedicated to helping deserving families in need. Saturday’s episode highlights the Stratton family and their young son Nicholas, a die-hard NASCAR fan who suffers from a seizure disorder. Through a collaboration between NASCAR, The Joey Logano Foundation, and NBC, the family’s home is renovated to improve their lives and better accommodate Nicholas’ special needs. Logano also surprises the family with an exciting day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, giving them a chance to experience race day behind-the-scenes with the No. 22 team. A preview of the episode is available here. Check your local NBC listings for airtimes.
NEW ENGLAND NATIVE STEVE LETARTE JOINS NATE RYAN’S NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST
NASCAR on NBC analyst and New England native Steve Letarte, joins Nate Ryan (@nateryan), on this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast. Letarte breaks down this past Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race at Chicagoland Speedway, and how Martin Truex Jr.’s dominating win will affect the rest of the Playoff field. 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.
THE MORNING DRIVE – WEDNESDAY ON SIRIUS XM NASCAR RADIO
NASCAR on NBC fans can catch Dale Jarrett, this Wednesday, during NBC Sports’ weekly interview on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio’s The Morning Drive. Jarrett will join veteran race announcer Mike Bagley, and racing insider Pete Pistone, to discuss the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
NASCAR AMERICA – SCAN ALL CHICAGO
This week’s editions of NASCAR America will include Scan All Chicago, a special look back at the most-viral, thought provoking and entertaining comments overheard at last weekend’s first race of 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 begins Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with XFINITY Series racing from Kentucky Speedway, and culminates Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing from New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
NBCSN’S UPCOMING NASCAR AMERICA EPISODES
|Monday, September 18||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, September 19||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Wednesday, September 20||NASCAR America||5:00 PM|
|Thursday, September 21||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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