Discovery-owned, automotive media company MotorTrend will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the 2020 season of professional stock car racing with the seven-part docuseries NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure.
Produced in-house by NASCAR Productions, the project will offer intimate access to the drivers who helped shape the season’s most compelling storylines as they battled for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship, beginning with the Daytona 500 in February.
Each episode of the series will document the challenges the sport’s top drivers face on and off the track – as well as the operational decisions made by Race Control – as teams compete for one of 16 coveted playoff spots. The program will also provide exclusive access to the decision made by senior NASCAR officials to hit pause on the season in early March as the novel coronavirus pandemic caused disruption across the globe, and the sport’s safe return to racing.
NASCAR Production’s Tim Clark, Tally Hair and Matt Summers are executive producers alongside MotorTrend Group’s David Lee.
NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure launches across MotorTrend’s subscription streaming service beginning Oct. 31.
“Our audience craves stories deeply rooted in their automotive interests but that also offer something beyond what is under the hood,” said Alex Wellen, global president and GM of MotorTrend Group, in a statement. “This docuseries puts fans in the driver’s seat, providing them with a full view of what it’s like competing in NASCAR during what became the sport’s most transformative, challenging season ever.”
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