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ABC shooting NASCAR documentary series

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 12th 2007 12:30PM

nascarABC News is currently shooting a behind-the-scenes documentary series with the working title of NASCAR in Primetime. The run of four to six episodes may air this summer and fall, though nothing is certain just yet.

Despite whether you're a NASCAR fan or someone who doesn't quite understand the allure of watching advertisements going in circles for hours, NASCAR is huge right now. I've never been a sports fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a younger brother who used to race a stock car, and both he and my father are NASCAR fans. The attraction, I believe, is having a favorite driver (or drivers) and watching to see how they perform in the race. That makes it much more interesting than just passively watching men you don't know drive really fast. Also, I've been to stock car races, and trust me, it's much more exciting when you're seeing it firsthand.

ABC News hopes to close the gap between NASCAR fans and those who couldn't care less by focusing not only on the racing aspects, but also on drivers whose personal stories stretch beyond the sport itself.

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Rhonda Riddle

I was interviewed at the Atlanta race for this program and I think it's a great idea. It's time to debunk the unrealistic view of the NASCAR fan as being the uneducated stereotypical beer drinking redneck. I'm an educated professional as are my friends who are NASCAR fans. I think one should view the program and find out why NASCAR has such a diverse fan base.

March 20 2007 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If it was so BORING you wouldn't have read the topic and commented on it.

March 12 2007 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Don't watch. I will be. Go #2 Kurt Busch!!!

March 12 2007 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


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