70 Cameras, 80 microphones, 150,000 Feet of Cable and 5 Mobile Units
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 26, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s multiplatform coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series racing is gearing up in a big way over 4th of July weekend. Coverage begins Saturday, July 4th, at 7 p.m. ET with the Subway Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on NBCSN. On Sunday evening, NBC presents the 57th running of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at 7 p.m. ET. The events wave the green flag over NBC Sports Group’s 10-year chapter as the home of NASCAR’s championship run, and NBC Sports’ production team in Daytona will employ a crew of more than 195 personnel, 70 cameras, and a wide collection of other tools to deliver the action.
Listed below are some key metrics surrounding NBC Sports Group’s upcoming NASCAR coverage.
1 Helicopter providing aerial footage
2 Open-air infield set locations for NBC Sports’ pre- and post-race coverage
3 Daytona 500 victories captured by pre-race analyst Dale Jarrett
5 Trucks that comprise “Peacock One,” NBC Sports’ state-of-the-art, mobile production unit group, designed in partnership with Game Creek Video
12 Members of NBC Sports NASCAR on-air broadcast team on site at Daytona
16 Race Analyst Steve Letarte’s age when he took a job sweeping the floors at Hendrick Motorsports
18 Robotic cameras, some with high speed heads capable of tracking cars topping 200 MPH
19 NASCAR XFINITY Series slated to air on NBC and NBCSN this season
20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season
21 Number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races won by race analyst Jeff Burton
23 HDK 4300 cameras with 4K capabilities
24 On-board cameras imbedded within Sprint Cup Series cars
70 Total cameras on site including: in-car, robotic, hard, hand-held, studio, jib, SSM, booth, beauty, pit, aerial, and grass cameras
80 NBC Sports microphones placed throughout Daytona International Speedway
195 NBC Sports Group personnel on-site in Daytona, Fla.
250+ NASCAR AMERICA shows on NBCSN since the weekday news and highlights program’s debut after the 2014 Daytona 500
150,000 Feet of fiber cable (more than 28 miles), surrounding Daytona International Speedway
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 XFINITY Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content, beginning this coming 4th of July weekend from Daytona International Speedway.
With this partnership, NBC’s 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 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 XFINITY Series races will air on NBC, with 15 airing on NBCSN.
NASCAR AMERICA is NBCSN’s weekday 30-minute news and highlights program dedicated to America’s fascination with speed and stock car racing, and features regular appearances by NBC Sports’ NASCAR experts, as well as a rotation of guest analysts.
— NBC SPORTS GROUP —