“On The Box” Coverage to Provide New Vantage Point for Monster Energy and Xfinity Series Race Coverage This Weekend at Daytona International Speedway
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 5, 2018 – NASCAR on NBC analyst and Daytona 500 winning crew chief Steve Letarte will call both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC), and Friday’s Xfinity Series race (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) from a position atop NBC Sports Group’s “Peacock Pit Box” at Daytona International Speedway. Officially unveiled earlier this season, NBC Sports’ “Peacock Pit Box” is a new state of the art remote studio set situated along pit road and is designed to bring viewers closer to the action during NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018 NASCAR season.
Lead NASCAR on NBC race announcer Rick Allen, “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and NBC Sports’ newest on-air contributor Dale Earnhardt Jr. will call both races from NBC’s traditional broadcast booth above the start-finish line.
Similar to NBC Sports’ “Inside The Glass” coverage during NHL telecasts, Letarte will offer real-time “On The Box” commentary throughout NBC and NBCSN’s race broadcasts, adding expert insight and analysis from his 10-year crew chief career. Saturday’s “On The Box” coverage will be the first time NBC Sports has called Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action directly from pit road.
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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.
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