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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
NBC SPORTS NAMES INAUGURAL “PIT CREW ALL-STAR TEAM” ON NASCAR AMERICA – TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 15 AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
5 Days Until NBC’s Presentation of 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race
NBC Sports 2017 NASCAR Championship Media Conference Call – Tomorrow, November 15, at Noon ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 14, 2017 – NBC Sports will announce the crew members selected for the inaugural NASCAR on NBC “Pit Crew All-Star Team,” tomorrow, November 15, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN’s NASCAR America.
NBC Sports’ “Pit Crew All-Stars” series, a season-long initiative led by NASCAR on NBC analyst and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte, as well as NBC Sports Group’s team of pit reporters, has highlighted more than 60 NASCAR crew members who made a significant difference in their driver’s success. Each week throughout the NASCAR on NBC season, NBC Sports has shared stories of crew members who have been recognized by their peers in the garage for persevering through pressure and performing at their best.
During tomorrow’s edition of NASCAR America, Letarte will review the many crew members featured this season, and formally name the 2017 All-Star team. In addition, NBC Sports will honor the 2017 team members with a special commemorative helmet presentation during this weekend’s coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“As someone who started his career sweeping the floors at Hendrick Motorsports, I appreciate the opportunity to spotlight the crew members that work tirelessly to make each race team successful week in and week out,” said Letarte. “I hope this inaugural team helps bring awareness to the variety of talented men and women in the garage area.”
NBC Sports Group surrounds the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series Championships, with more than 22 hours of trackside coverage from Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla. Race coverage from “The Sunshine State” begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with the XFINITY Series Championship, and is highlighted by Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC SPORTS 2017 NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL – TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 15, AT NOON ET
NASCAR on NBC analysts Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett and Steve Letarte, as well as NBC Sports Group Executive Producer Sam Flood, will preview the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship on a media conference call this Wednesday, November 15 at Noon ET. Media interested in attending should call 877-260-1479; meeting ID 4205855.
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NASCAR ON NBC
In 2017, NBC Sports Group will present the final 20 NASCAR Monster Energy 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–