INSIDE NASCAR™ TONIGHT ON SHOWTIME® — 10 p.m. ET/PT
First Sit-Down Interview with Kyle and Kurt Busch Together;
Danica Patrick’s Trek to Stock Car Stardom in Fontana;
Inside Look into Stock-Car Racing in the Golden State;
Crew Chief Gil Martinez Wired for Sound
New Episodes Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010)– Kyle and Kurt Busch join Randy Pemberton for the brothers’ first-ever sit-down interview together on tonight’s episode of Inside NASCAR, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Plus host Chris Myers and analysts Brad Daugherty, Michael Waltrip and Pemberton discuss Danica Patrick’s performance at the Auto Club Speedway, take a look back at the history of stock-car racing in California and listen-in as Gil Martin was wired for sound as his driver, Kevin Harvick and the 29 team battled adversity in Fontana, Calif.
Inside NASCAR is produced in conjunction with the NASCAR Media Group. New episodes will air on SHOWTIME Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT for 38 weeks corresponding with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The co-executive producers are Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports and Jay Abraham, Chief Operating Officer, NASCAR Media Group. The executive in charge of production is Jim Jorden with Mike Wells acting as consulting director.
Episode 3 Quotes:
(On whether or not Jimmie Johnson should be labeled “the greatest ever”)
Daugherty: I think they may be one of the greatest combinations (Jimmie and Crew Chief Chad Knaus) without question. Jimmie is a tremendous racecar driver. Greatest of all time? I don’t think so.
(On Danica Patrick)
Pemberton: If you’re telling me that a girl can come over here and kick Kevin Harvick’s butt week-in and week-out and be competitive I don’t think so. She’s 100 pounds!
(On Kyle Busch’s temper)
Waltrip: You have to be careful how you treat your crew so you’re comfortable with how they treat you back and he was bordering on making him mad.
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About NASCAR Media Group
NASCAR Media Group (NMG) is NASCAR’s media, marketing and entertainment company that creates and produces programming related to the sport, manages its media partnerships, and forges relationships to integrate NASCAR into mainstream entertainment. Projects developed by NMG include award-winning television programs and theatrical releases, such as the acclaimed biopic “DALE”; Quest for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup; “NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience”; and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” Earlier this year, in partnership with BET, NASCAR Media Group announced the development of a new program, “Changing Lanes,” which will spotlight up and coming drivers and those supporting them behind the scenes, and this fall began producing Quest for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, an up close HD look at the drivers competing in NASCAR’s playoffs, for VERSUS.