TNT Revs Up for Six-Race 2014 NASCAR Summer Series

nascar-on-tntRace Coverage to Feature All-Access Pass and Debut of Toyota Camry Test Car at Pocono

TNT’s presentation of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will feature all-access coverage throughout the six-week NASCAR Summer Series. TNT’s coverage will start Sunday, June 8, at Pocono Raceway at 1 p.m. ET, continuing throughout the summer with behind-the-scenes content featuring a select driver and their team, along with special “off the track” segments and more.

The Toyota Camry Test Car, a new addition for this year’s race coverage, will take viewers inside the car and bring them closer to the action. TNT analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach will use the car for pre-race driving segments on the track, taking viewers into the turns and down the straightaways before the green flag drops each week. Additionally, the car will be a resource for analyst Larry McReynolds during the race as the former crew chief will outline key performance features and mechanical challenges during the race.

TNT will once again follow a driver and their team over the course of the entire week as they travel and prepare for the upcoming race, with coverage beginning when the driver leaves the previous track and continuing throughout the network’s next NASCAR Summer Series telecast. Featured drivers will include Kyle Larson (Pocono), Austin Dillon (Michigan) and AJ Allmendinger (Daytona), among others.  The all-access pieces will air during the pre-race Countdown to Green served by Sonic show.

TNT, in its 32nd consecutive year of exclusive NASCAR Summer Series coverage, will feature six consecutive races – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono, Pocono Raceway (June 8); Quicken Loans 400, Michigan International Speedway (June 15); Toyota/SaveMart 350, Sonoma Raceway (June 22); NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Kentucky presented by KFC, Kentucky Speedway (June 28), Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona International Speedway (July 5) and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from New Hampshire, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 13).

Each of the six races feature a diverse blend of tracks – ovals with three turns (Pocono); the first road race of the year (Sonoma); a long track (Michigan) and a short track (New Hampshire) – which have led to unpredictable outcomes.

The network will return its marquee commentator crew with analysts Petty, Dallenbach and McReynolds joining play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander for each race. Alexander will also host the network’s 60-minute Countdown to Green served by Sonic pre-race show with Petty, Dallenbach and McReynolds. In addition, veteran reporters Ralph Sheheen, Marty Snider, Matt Yocum and Chris Neville will patrol pit road to bring viewers comprehensive coverage and access prior to and during each race.

Fans engaging via social platforms during TNT’s NASCAR coverage are encouraged to use @BR_NASCAR.

TNT’s 2014 NASCAR Summer Series Schedule:

(All Times Eastern)

Sunday, June 8      
Noon – 1 p.m. ET Countdown to Green served by Sonic
1 – 4:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono

(Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, Pa.)

 
Sunday, June 15  
Noon – 1 p.m. Countdown to Green served by Sonic
1 – 4:30 p.m. Quicken Loans 400 (Michigan International Speedway – Brooklyn, Mich.)
 
Sunday, June 22  
2 – 3 p.m. Countdown to Green served by Sonic
3 – 6:30 p.m. Toyota/SaveMart 350 (Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, Calif.)
 
Saturday, June 28  
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Countdown to Green served by Sonic
7:30 – 11 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Kentucky presented by KFC (Kentucky Speedway – Sparta, Ky.)
 
Saturday, July 5  
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Countdown to Green served by Sonic
7:30 – 11 p.m. Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola (Daytona International Speedway – Daytona, Fla.)
   
Sunday, July 13  
Noon – 1 p.m. Countdown to Green served by Sonic
1 – 4:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from New Hampshire

(New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H.)

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Comments

  1. Jim Hawkins says

    While I understand broadcasting cost money. There are more commercials than actual race coverage. The commentators appear to have a fixation on Jimmie Johnson no matter where his position is on the track. Please, will someone let Kyle Petty know that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing.

  2. Ma Li says

    TNT is absolutely horrible at stock car racing coverage. I can’t remember the last time they actually aired a caution live. They are focused on all of the wrong things at all of the wrong times. They are obviously in it for the advertising dollars as more time is spent on commercials than on actually airing the races. Just pathetic.

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