via press release:
‘DEPORTES TELEMUNDO en mun2’ TO AIR NASCAR MEXICO TOYOTA SERIES OPENING RACE LIVE ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 9 P.M. EST
First NASCAR Race for Network Kicks off at Phoenix International Raceway; Deportes Telemundo to Produce Race, Live Streamed on DeportesTelemundo.com
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – February 25, 2014 - mun2, the leading Hispanic entertainment cable network, will air its first “Deportes Telemundo en mun2” NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series race live on Friday, February 28 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST/6 p.m. PST. “NASCAR en mun2” will air live from the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, AZ. The series opening race will feature over 25 drivers representing a dozen Mexican states, vying to finish the 120 mile race in first and become the early leader in the standings. This is the first NASCAR event that mun2 has aired and it does so with Deportes Telemundo commentators Jessi Losada, Omar Amador, and three-time NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Champion and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, German Quiroga, calling the race; Deportes’ Ana Jurka will report from pit row. Throughout the course of the broadcast, mun2 hosts Yarel Ramos and Augusto Valverde will appear, as well as Piolin, the color commentator on mun2 series “Combate Americas” and host of SiriusXM Piolin Radio channel 147, and other NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series drivers.
This year’s race will be 120 laps, an increase in length from last year’s 75-lap event, and will feature the winner of 2013’s kickoff race, Monterrey, MX’s Abraham Calderon. He will be challenged by Daniel Suarez, who heads into Phoenix with three consecutive NASCAR series wins, and rising young star Ruben Garcia Jr. Drivers from a dozen Mexican states including Chihuahua, Jalisco, and Sinaloa as well as Mexico City, will all be chasing defending series champion Rodrigo Perralta.
NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series is in its eighth year under the NASCAR banner. Phoenix International Speedway is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, and the March weekend will also feature the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series races, as well as the season opener for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Media’s sports division, is one of the leading providers of Spanish-language sports content in the United States. The “U.S. Home of the Olympics in Spanish,” and the “U.S. home of the Barclays Premier League in Spanish” as well, Deportes Telemundo also offers World Cup Qualifying away matches played by the Mexican National Team; all Liga MX matches played at home by Club León; the leading boxing show in U.S. Spanish-language television, “Boxeo Telemundo,” and the U.S. broadcast and online rights in Spanish language to the biggest soccer tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup®, across all platforms (except radio), 2015 through 2022.
In addition to its biggest sporting events, Deportes Telemundo produces two leading sports entertainment shows, “Titulares y Más” and “Titulares Telemundo,” offering the latest sports news and analysis combined with entertainment and lifestyle segments. Deportes Telemundo’s award-winning broadcast team is led by internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andrés Cantor and also includes Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Mirella Grisales, Ana Jurka, Rene Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.
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