Nashville Racing Return; IndyCar-NBC Deal

With three premier racing events this summer, Music City is back in motorsports. In June, NBCSN televised the first NASCAR Cup race in 37 years in the city at... See More

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With three premier racing events this summer, Music City is back in motorsports. In June, NBCSN televised the first NASCAR Cup race in 37 years in the city at the Nashville Superspeedway. This weekend, the network will air an IndyCar street-course race. Last month, SRX held its season finale on CBS at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti, who will serve as grand marshal for the IndyCar race, looks forward to returning to Nashville, and he explains the importance of a Cup race to the market. Four NASCAR Hall of Famers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bill Elliott, Ray Evernham, and Tony Stewart rave about racing in the city while Bill’s son, reigning Cup champ Chase Elliott, advocates for racing at the Fairgrounds. Plus, hear from FOX analyst and SRX racer Michael Waltrip, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, and Bruin Sports Capital founder and CEO and SRX founding partner George Pyne on the magic of Music City. Then, Penske Entertainment Corporation President and CEO Mark Miles, NBC Sports Group Executive Jon Miller, and NTT IndyCar Series points leader Alex Palou discuss NBCUniversal’s extension with IndyCar, including more races on the NBC Broadcast Network as well as the importance of events on Peacock and Telemundo Deportes.

With three premier racing events this summer, Music City is back in motorsports. In June, NBCSN televised the first NASCAR Cup race in 37 years in the city at the Nashville Superspeedway. This weekend, the network will air an IndyCar street-course race. Last month, SRX held its season finale on CBS at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti, who will serve as grand marshal for the IndyCar race, looks forward to returning to Nashville, and he explains the importance of a Cup race to the market. Four NASCAR Hall of Famers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bill Elliott, Ray Evernham, and Tony Stewart rave about racing in the city while Bill’s son, reigning Cup champ Chase Elliott, advocates for racing at the Fairgrounds. Plus, hear from FOX analyst and SRX racer Michael Waltrip, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, and Bruin Sports Capital founder and CEO and SRX founding partner George Pyne on the magic of Music City. Then, Penske Entertainment Corporation President and CEO Mark Miles, NBC Sports Group Executive Jon Miller, and NTT IndyCar Series points leader Alex Palou discuss NBCUniversal’s extension with IndyCar, including more races on the NBC Broadcast Network as well as the importance of events on Peacock and Telemundo Deportes.

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.