via press release:
TUESDAY’S SPECIAL EDITION OF NASCAR AMERICA TO FEATURE 2015 NASCAR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT AND EXCLUSIVE GUESTS AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Presentation of 2015 Schedule and In-Depth Analysis Featuring Matt Kenseth, Steve O’Donnell, Jerry Caldwell, Eddie Gossage, Chip Wile, and Joie Chitwood
Stamford, Conn. – August 25, 2014 – NASCAR AMERICA, NBCSN’s daily studio show dedicated to speed and stock car racing, will air a special 60-minute edition on Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET to officially present the 2015 NASCAR season schedule and provide in-depth analysis of the announcement.
NASCAR AMERICA host Rick Allen will be joined in studio by NBC Sports Group NASCAR analysts Jeff Burton, Kyle Petty and Frank Stoddard to present the schedule and discuss the selected dates, tracks, and overall 2015 NASCAR calendar. In addition, the show will feature a collection of drivers, track presidents and general managers, and NASCAR officials who will weigh in on the 2015 schedule and the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which will air exclusively on NBC and NBCSN in 2015.
Guests scheduled to appear include two-time Daytona 500 Winner Matt Kenseth, live from Jeff Burton’s Garage in Concord, NC.; Steve O’Donnell, Executive Vice President & Chief Racing Development Officer, NASCAR; Jerry Caldwell, General Manager, Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway, and Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway. Additionally, NBC Sports Group NASCAR reporters Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will report from Darlington Raceway and Daytona International Speedway. Snider will speak with Chip Wile, President, Darlington Raceway, and Stavast will sit down with Joie Chitwood, President, Daytona International Speedway.
In July of 2013, NASCAR and NBC Sports Group reached a comprehensive agreement that grants NBCUniversal exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content beginning in 2015.
ABOUT NASCAR AMERICA
NASCAR AMERICA, NBCSN’s daily studio show dedicated to speed and stock car racing, airs weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Each episode of NASCAR AMERICA brings fans closer to the action, with in-depth access to the drivers, crew chiefs and team owners that are integral to the sport, opinions and analysis from NASCAR’s most prominent personalities, and exclusive looks inside the high-tech race shops and storied racing venues that dot the country. NBC Sports Group’s lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen serves as the host of NASCAR AMERICA, alongside a cast of veteran motorsports analysts, including Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton, and motorsports reporters Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast. In addition, NASCAR AMERICA provides analysis of NBC Sports Group’s wide array of motorsports properties, including the Verizon IndyCar Series, Formula One, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, and Red Bull Global RallyCross.
ABOUT NASCAR ON NBC
On July 23, 2013, NASCAR and NBC Sports Group reached a comprehensive agreement that grants NBCUniversal exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content beginning in 2015.
With this partnership, NBC’s 20 Sprint Cup race schedule includes a designation as the exclusive home to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, when the elite national series races through its final 10 events of the season. The Chase culminates with the season-ending championship event, which returns to network television in 2015 for the first time since 2009. Of NBC Sports Group’s 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, seven will be carried on NBC annually, with 13 airing on NBCSN. Four of NBC Sports Group’s 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series races will air on NBC, with 15 airing on NBCSN.
In addition to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series races, NBC also obtained exclusive rights to practice and qualifying sessions for NBC’s national series events during their portion of the season, as well as rights to broadcast the NASCAR K&N Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series, the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony and NASCAR’s season-ending banquets. Further, NBC is granted Spanish-language rights, certain video-on-demand rights and exclusive TV Everywhere rights for its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events.