FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
“DALE JR. DOWNLOAD” – HOSTED BY DALE EARNHARDT JR. – JOINS NBCSN’S LINEUP OF MOTORSPORTS PROGRAMMING BEGINNING THURSDAY, JUNE 21 AT 5:30 P.M. ET
Dale Jr. Download Brings Viewers Couch-Side for Taping of Earnhardt and Dirty Mo Media’s Weekly Podcast
30-Minute Episodes Follow NASCAR America on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Racing Returns to NBC Sports Sunday, July 1 from Chicagoland
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2018 – NBC Sports Group hits the ignition switch on NASCAR on NBC’s fourth season of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing, with a new 30-minute show, the Dale Jr. Download, debuting Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In collaboration with NBC Sports’ newest on-air contributor Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr), NBCSN takes viewers couch-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast. The latest addition to NBC Sports’ extensive motorsports lineup, the Dale Jr. Download will air each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ET following NASCAR America.
NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 15 consecutive years (2003-17) and winner of two Daytona 500s, Earnhardt co-hosts the show with Mike Davis. Thursday’s debut episode surrounds Father’s Day, Earnhardt’s first as a dad. Earnhardt will reflect on his time as a new parent, and share some of his favorite memories of his own father, Dale Earnhardt Sr.
“Our approach with the TV show will be no different than our approach with the podcast – buddies hanging out, talking racing, sharing life stories, and telling jokes that may or may not be funny only to us,” said Earnhardt. “I’m having a lot of fun with the podcast, and we are excited to be bringing it to TV. If we have a guest join us, it’s only because they’re relevant to whatever has my attention that week. It could be a NASCAR driver, or it could be my plumber – depends on who’s more important to me that week. The Download is as transparent as I can be when it comes to my life and thoughts.”
Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., Earnhardt and Davis raise the bar with unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and first-person insight into the life of a broadcaster and celebrated race car driver.
The full Dale Jr. Download podcast is available at DirtyMoMedia.com and all major podcasting platforms.
UPCOMING NASCAR SCHEDULE ON NBCSN
|Thursday, June 14||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|K&N Pro West – Colorado||6 p.m.|
|Monday, June 18||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 19||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|NASCAR The Decades||6 p.m.|
|Wednesday, June 20||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|Thursday, June 21||NASCAR America||5 p.m.|
|Dale Jr. Download||5:30 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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–