Skip to content
Jayski's Silly Season SiteJayski's Silly Season Site
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) | Getty Images
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) | Getty Images

NASCAR to produce playoff docuseries

USA Network announced today it has greenlit “Race for the Championship (WT),” an exhilarating new eight-part docuseries about the elite drivers and teams competing in this year’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. It is set to premiere in 2022. 

With the backdrop and high stakes of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and Championship, “Race for the Championship” will take viewers inside the lives of NASCAR’s top drivers and teams on and off the track. Across eight thrilling episodes, the all-access series will chronicle the sports’ best as they balance their personal lives with the passion, pressure and perils of racing, all for a chance to make history.

The 10-week NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begin at Darlington Raceway on September 5, 2021 at 6pm ET on NBCSN.

“Race for the Championship” is produced by NASCAR Productions with NASCAR’s Tim Clark, Matt Summers and Amy Anderson serving as executive producers.

— USA Network / NASCAR —

Original post:  NASCAR has struck a deal with NBCUniversal to green-light a new docuseries revolving around this year’s Cup Series playoffs, as the sport looks to find new avenues to tell the story of its season. The series will be called “Race for the Championship” and be stretched over eight episodes on USA Network.  The documentary will give viewers a look at how teams and drivers balance their personal lives with their quest to win a title. The in-house NASCAR Productions unit will produce the series, and exec producers are Senior VP & Chief Digital Officer Tim Clark, Managing Dir of Entertainment Marketing & Content Development Matt Summers and Head of Content Strategy Amy Anderson. Endeavor and L.A.-based entertainment law firm Morris Yorn helped broker the deal between the sides.

Sports Business Journal