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“NASCAR AMERICA” set for Feb. 24 launch on NBCSN

Feb 11, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

NASCAR America

NBCSN’s new daily NASCAR show, “NASCAR AMERICA,” will launch on February 24. The first edition will air at 5 p.m. ET and run daily at the same time for 30 minutes.  The timing makes sense, as it will occur the day after this year’s Daytona 500, and provide the first new original coverage under the NBC Sports Group’s return to NASCAR.

NBC Sports and NBCSN Executive Producer Sam Flood made the official announcement on Tuesday. A mix of driver, team, crew profiles, opinions and insights from analysts and looks inside race shops and tracks are among the expected topics.

NASCAR AMERICA will engage the true racing fan in a number of ways, providing viewers with a mix of breaking news, storytelling and daily features,” Flood said in a release. “We’re going to celebrate the traditions as well as the changing landscape of the sport from coast to coast with wide-ranging content that feeds America’s passion for racing.”

The show will be broadcast from Stamford, Ct., NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center. NBC NASCAR announcer Rick Allen will serve as primary host, with Leigh Diffey, F1 and IndyCar announcer, also hosting at times. Charlotte-based reporters Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will also play a prominent role.

Guest analysts who will join NASCAR AMERICA throughout February and March include NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Jeff Burton, Sprint Cup Champion Bobby Labonte, Kyle Petty, Ken Schrader, and crew chief Frank Stoddard.

Future guest analysts, which will include former and current drivers and crew chiefs, NASCAR executives, and even prominent fans such as NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, will be announced at a later date.

Because NBC Sports also shows F1, IndyCar and other motorsports series, other input will come at times from the organizations’ IndyCar and Formula One on-air talent. Diffey, Wally Dallenbach, Townsend Bell, Steve Matchett, David Hobbs and Will Buxton, will each contribute from various locations around the world.

  1. onbucky96 - Feb 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Just call it Nascar ‘Merica. Since most Nascar fans live in ‘Merica.

  2. convincedofthehex - Feb 11, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Kyle Petty? Seriously? Why don’t you hire a Waltrip too? As soon as I see that buffoon Petty on the air, the remote will be changing the channel immediately.

    • fave88 - Feb 11, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      Mine too. Faster than a speeding bullet!!!!!!

    • cdawgredface - Feb 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      I’ve really liked the pieces NBC Sports has put together for their NASCAR coverage until I just read the name Kyle Petty. This guy is the absolute worst. NBC please at least don’t include him in the actual race broadcasts. Not that TNT’s broadcasts were set up for success but he turned them into a full on side show. His insights were so far off and out of touch that it was hard to believe sometimes. If anyone at all from NBC Sports monitors our feedback please see that this is a terrible mistake.

      Side note: I’ve seen this guy argue with people on twitter for hours on end….I mean, who the hell does that besides a real life troll?

  3. apm - Feb 11, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    No room for a half hour daily Indycar show on the “Home for Open-Wheel Racing?” Shocking…

  4. bigdcart - Feb 12, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    IndyCar and Formula 1 lookout. Here come the hilljacks to push you off this network too.

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