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Monday, May 21st, 2018
NASCAR AMERICA ANNOUNCES NASCAR HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019 THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NASCAR America Motorsports Special Previews Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 – Friday, May 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 21, 2018 – NASCAR America, NBCSN’s daily motorsports show, announces the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class this Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. ET. Honoring the icons of NASCAR’s history, NASCAR America will exclusively televise the selection of the five NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees and the recipient of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
NBC Sports’ Krista Voda (@KristaVoda) hosts coverage alongside auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@KylePetty) from NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte (@Steve Letarte) and reporter Dave Burns (@TVDaveBurns) will contribute live from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. NBCSports.com’s lead motorsports writer, and NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel member, Nate Ryan (@Nateryan) will also join the show to discuss the selection process.
Wednesday’s telecast marks the fourth consecutive year NBCSN has exclusively televised the inductees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The full list of 2019 nominees was announced earlier this year and can be found here. The 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on NBCSN in January 2019.
NASCAR AMERICA MOTORSPORTS SPECIAL PREVIEWS SUNDAY’S INDIANAPOLIS 500 AND COCA-COLA 600, THIS FRIDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN surrounds Memorial Day Weekend’s “Biggest Day in Motorsports” with its 90-minute NASCAR America Motorsports Special, this Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will highlight the latest news and updates ahead of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Features include an essay by Nate Ryan on Danica Patrick, as she looks to compete in her final Indy 500 before retiring from professional racing. Coverage also includes a feature on Richard Childress Racing and the special program RCR has invested in for military veterans.
Voda will host Friday’s show alongside Petty in Stamford, Conn. Coverage will also include on-site contributions from Letarte and guest analyst Landon Cassill from Charlotte Motor Speedway, and NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) from JR Motorsports’ headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. In addition, NBC Sports Indy Car analysts Kevin Lee and Townsend Bell will join reporters Marty Snider and Ryan from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR on NBC reporter Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) will also contribute special “driver reports” as he prepares to drive Gaunt Brothers Racing’s No. 96 Toyota in the Coca-Cola 600.
NASCAR AMERICA HONORS THE U.S. ARMED FORCES WITH “MISSION 600” SEGMENTS FEATURING MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVERS
Honoring those who have served in the country’s armed forces, throughout the week NASCAR America will include “Mission 600” segments featuring the five branches of the U.S. military. As part of the series, NASCAR America will highlight five current Monster Energy Cup Series drivers, including Darrell Wallace Jr., Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski and Alex Bowman. Each driver spent time on individual bases experiencing and understanding a day in the life of a U.S. armed forces member.
THIS WEEK’S NASCAR SCHEDULE ON NBCSN
|Monday, May 21||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|NASCAR The Decades||6 p.m.|
|Tuesday, May 22||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|Wednesday, May 23||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|Thursday, May 24||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|K&N Pro West – Orange Show||6 p.m.|
|Friday, May 25||NASCAR America Motorsports Special||3:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR America Motorsports Special (Encore)||5 p.m.|
NASCAR ON NBC
NBC Sports Group returns for its fourth season of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 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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