If watching racers burn rubber each week competing in the Cup Series isn’t enough for NASCAR fans, an upcoming docuseries will offer an all-new outlook.
NASCAR’s Cup Series coverage is soon making a move to USA, an NBC Universal Network. NASCAR Productions is producing and Tim Clark, Matt Summers, and Amy Anderson are serving as executive producers.
To add to the new NASCAR addition, the network just greenlit an eight-part docuseries. It will go along with the racing coverage. The docuseries will cover the drivers and team that make up the competition for this year’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The docuseries won’t premiere until some time in 2022.
There is not an official title yet, but the working title is now “Race for the Championship.”
According to Deadline, this docuseries is really going to delve into the inner thoughts and lives of drivers and teams fans regularly see out on the track.
The NACAR Cup Series Playoffs will begin at the Darlington Raceway on September 5. It will be available to watch on NBCSN. It will stretch across a 10-week period of time. As for the docuseries, it’s not a new technique by any means. USA also released “Miz & Mrs.” to help cover its WWE Raw franchise. This series looked into the lives of Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin in and out of the ring.
The next Cup Series race is the Quaker State 400. It’s on July 11 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Other NASCAR Docuseries and Series
Back in 2016, the docuseries “NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed,” hit TV screens.
According to IMDb, this docuseries is called “The most in-depth high-octane account of the gritty true story behind NASCAR comes roaring to life in a first of its kind limited series.”
The series was a three-part series with the Emmy winning producers of “The Men Who Built America” and “The World Wars.”
One of the most recent docuseries announcements featured Bubba Wallace front-and-center. According to the NASCAR site, the show was meant to showcase Bubba Wallace as he is the face of the brand new, first-year team, 23XI Racing. The co-owners of the team are NBA basketball legend, Michael Jordan, and fellow NASCAR racer, Denny Hamlin.
The docuseries will also focus on Bubba Wallace’s efforts for NASCAR to become more inclusive and for more overall equality in racing. The director is Erik Parker, previously known for directing “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later.” It’s unclear what the release date is at this time.
NASCAR also partnered with Netflix for the comedy series, “The Crew” from early 2021. It starred Kevin James and featured fun appearances from Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon, and Cole Custer. Back in 2017, Reddit users discussed some of the best documentaries for avid NASCAR fans. The commenters came up with massive lists including titles like “Kurt Busch: The Outlaw,” “The Day: 2001 Daytona 500,” and “One Hot Night: 1992 All-Star Race.”