NASCAR on NBC’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rutledge Wood Co-Host Program, with Appearances from Star Drivers and NBC Sports NASCAR Commentators Discussing 2021 NASCAR Season Storylines
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 29, 2021 – The 2021 NASCAR Season Preview Show Presented by Geico, co-hosted by NASCAR on NBC’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rutledge Wood, premieres this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The hour-long special features appearances from star drivers and NASCAR on NBC commentators discussing the biggest storylines, predictions, and revamped race schedule for the upcoming 2021 season.
Highlights of the special includes the following interviews and features:
- Bubba Wallace goes for a ride on a Harley-Davidson with Kyle Petty previewing his new team at 23XI Racing, his relationship with team co-owner Michael Jordan, and expectations for this year after a life-changing 2020;
- Chase Elliott speaks with Steve Letarte in Daytona, Fla., about his Championship season, defending his title in 2021, and having won NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver three years in a row;
- Feature on Denny Hamlin, who aims to become the first driver to win three consecutive Daytona 500s, narrated by two-time Super Bowl champion and Football Night in America analyst Rodney Harrison;
- Drivers Only panel, featuring Earnhardt Jr., “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett, discussing season storylines and predictions;
- Brad Daugherty analyzing off-season driver movement in a New Faces in New Places
The show will also examine the 2021 season schedule with several new venues and layouts — including additional road courses and a race on dirt — as well as a preview of this year’s edition of the Daytona 500.
Below are scheduled encore presentations of the special on NBCSN (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sun., Jan. 31||11 p.m.|
|Wed., Feb. 3||1:30 a.m.|
|Sun., Feb. 7||3 p.m.|
|Tues., Feb. 9||1 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 12||8 a.m.|
NBC SPORTS’ NASCAR COVERAGE
NBC Sports is the official home of the 2021 NASCAR Playoffs, covering the race for the NASCAR Cup Series & NASCAR Xfinity Series championships. NBC Sports’ NASCAR programming also includes races from NASCAR’s regional touring series; annual events such as the NASCAR Awards and NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony; and original programming across NBC Sports platforms.