The NASCAR Race for the Championship USA’s behind-the-scenes docuseries has been a long time coming, but now it has a release date and trailer. The series was first announced in July as an eight-part docuseries, and it gained further discussion in May, but not a release date. On Friday, TV Insider’s Scott Fishman revealed a trailer for the series, along with more details (including that it will be 10 episodes), and a premiere date of Sept. 1 (at 10 p.m. Eastern). Here is the trailer:
Here’s more on what to expect from it, from Fishman’s piece:
Race for the Championship will provide an inside look at what it takes to reach the top in stock car racing. Often this means enduring new challenges and season-changing drama leading up to when the alternate flag is waved. Private moments away from racing combine with the adrenaline rush and danger of motorsports.
Among those featured are Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski. The 10 episodes are also set to feature Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez, Ross Chastain, Corey LaJoie, and others trying to add to their family legacies in the sport and the pressure that can bring.
Race for the Championship is produced by NASCAR Studios with NASCAR’s Tim Clark, Matt Summers, Tally Hair, Amy Anderson, and Chaz Gray serving as executive producers. NASCAR’s presence on USA Network is strong as NBC Sports’ newest cable destination, broadcasting 23 of the next 26 NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races. Enthusiasts can expect nearly 200 hours of viewing pleasure.
A behind-the-scenes motorsports competition series has obviously worked very well for Formula 1 Drive for a Living. And it worked well for that series’ production company, Box to Box Films, which parlayed it into additional documentaries on racing, tennis, and golf. Many other behind-the-scenes series have been produced over the years, of course, from various 24/7 series by Loud Knock through Quest for the Stanley Cup and more, but the success of Drive To Live has really amped up the discussion of them. It will be interesting to see how NASCAR’s in-house series here stacks up to the others in the space.