SHOWTIME® TO AIR “TOGETHER:
THE HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS STORY”
ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
“Inside NASCAR” Will Return To Regularly Scheduled Day and Time
On Wednesday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK (April 6, 2010)—With no NASCAR Sprint Cup race scheduled last weekend, the next new episode of Inside NASCAR, the popular auto racing program from SHOWTME, will air on its regularly scheduled day and time following the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Wednesday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
In place of Inside NASCAR this Wednesday (April 7) will be the premium television network premiere of TOGETHER: The Hendrick Motorsports Story. The documentary-style film, which chronicles the history of the eight-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship team, will air at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the Episode 5 premiere of Fight Camp 360: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Narrated by three-time Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise, “TOGETHER” takes viewers through the 25 year history of Hendrick Motorsports from Rick Hendrick’s humble beginnings as a farmer’s son in South Hill, Va., launching a one-car race team. Featured drivers in the film include current and former Hendrick Motorsports team members Darrell Waltrip, Tim Richmond, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Inside NASCAR features auto racing legend Michael Waltrip, accomplished racing reporter Randy Pemberton, NBA All-Star and NASCAR team owner Brad Daugherty and Emmy Award winner Chris Myers providing in-depth analysis and highlights from each week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Key features of the show include exclusive audio and video of never-before-seen aspects of race week and in-depth feature stories plus forecasts on upcoming races and opinions on America’s No. 1 form of motor sports.
Inside NASCAR is a natural extension of regularly scheduled SHOWTIME Sports programming, which includes the Emmy Award winning Inside The NFL, live boxing and mixed martial arts events, and the critically acclaimed, behind-the-scenes documentary series Fight Camp 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic, among other titles.
For bonus content, including additional segments and behind-the-scenes video and photos visit the SHOWTIME Sports website at http://www.sho.com/sports.
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.
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