FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
NBC’S DALE EARNHARDT JR., NASCAR’S MOST POPULAR DRIVER FOR LAST 15 YEARS, DEBUTS AS ANALYST ON NASCAR AMERICA – MONDAY, MARCH 12 AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Motorsports Icon and Two-Time Daytona 500 Winning Driver Joins Former Crew Chief Steve Letarte Live From NBC Sports Group’s Studios
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 8, 2018 – NBC’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) makes his debut as an analyst on NASCAR America, NBCSN’s daily motorsport show, this Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. ET. Following his recent assignments as a contributor for NBC Sports Group’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LII, and NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2018 PyeongChang Games, Earnhardt will begin his role as a NASCAR on NBC analyst and provide in-depth expertise and insight to Monday and Tuesday’s 60-minute episodes of NASCAR America, live from NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn.
Earnhardt will reunite with his former crew chief and fellow NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte (@Steveletarte), to provide a complete breakdown and examination of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Leigh Diffey (@leighdiffey) will host NASCAR America throughout the week, and will be joined by NASCAR on NBC analysts and 21-time Cup Series winner Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton), Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett), and auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@KylePetty), from NBC Sports Charlotte, in Charlotte, N.C., and Burton’s Garage, in Huntersville, N.C.
NEXT WEEK’S NASCAR AMERICA SCHEDULE ON NBCSN
|Monday, March 12||6 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 13||5 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 14||5 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 15||5 p.m.|
NASCAR ON NBC
After presenting more than 354 hours of live, trackside NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series coverage in 2017, NBC Sports Group returns for its fourth season of NASCAR on NBC coverage beginning Sunday, July 1 from Chicagoland Speedway.
The official home of the NASCAR Playoffs, NBC Sports Group will present the final 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races, and select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events in 2018. 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.
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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