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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Backs New NASCAR Documentary Series by Netflix

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Netflix, in collaboration with NASCAR, is poised to launch a documentary series akin to “Formula 1: Drive to Survive,” which played a significant role in escalating the popularity of Formula 1, especially in the United States.

The announcement, made jointly by NASCAR and Netflix on Monday, revealed that the new series is slated to premiere in early 2024 and will zero in on the events of the 2023 Cup Series Playoffs.

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The inauguration of the 2023 playoff races is calendared for September 3 at the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

A total of five episodes have been envisaged, each having a 45-minute runtime, with the filming process already initiated. These episodes will give viewers a glimpse into the lives of the drivers and team members, portraying their experiences on the racetrack as well as off it.

Among the executive producers for the series is NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will be working alongside Ben Kennedy, Tim Clark, Matt Summers, and NASCAR Studios’ Tally Hair.

This new series follows in the footsteps of the successfully broadcasted “Race for the Championship” series, which aired in 2022 on the USA Network, encapsulating that year’s NASCAR season. Much like the forthcoming Netflix series, which is yet to be titled, “Race for the Championship” delved into the lives of various drivers and team members, exploring how they negotiated their personal lives with the demands and pressures of racing.

Netflix’s familiarity with NASCAR content is not new, as evidenced by last year’s release of “Race: Bubba Wallace” on the streaming platform. This series traced the journey of the 23XI NASCAR team driver, backed by Michael Jordan, and was structured into six insightful episodes.

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What is the new NASCAR documentary series on Netflix about?

The new documentary series, backed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., will focus on the 2023 Cup Series Playoffs in NASCAR. It aims to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of drivers and team members, both on and off the track.

When will the new Netflix NASCAR series be released?

The series is planned to air in early 2024 and will concentrate on the events of the 2023 playoff races, beginning with a race on September 3 at South Carolina’s Darlington Raceway.

Who are the executive producers of the new NASCAR documentary series on Netflix?

The series includes executive producers such as NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ben Kennedy, Tim Clark, Matt Summers, and NASCAR Studios’ Tally Hair.

How many episodes will the NASCAR documentary series contain?

The series will consist of five episodes, each lasting 45 minutes, and will cover various aspects of the drivers’ and team members’ experiences.

Has Netflix produced any other NASCAR-related content before?

Yes, Netflix has previously aired NASCAR-related content, including “Race: Bubba Wallace,” which followed the Michael Jordan-backed 23XI NASCAR team driver and featured six episodes.

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4 comments

Sarah W. August 23, 2023 - 1:06 am

I loved Netflix’s F1 series, so this is exciting news, the more racing content the better!

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Linda T August 23, 2023 - 1:21 am

Wow, early 2024? feels like a long wait, but im sure it’ll be worth it. NASCAR’s getting some real spotlight now.

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Mike_91 August 23, 2023 - 5:32 am

Does anyone know what the series is called? Cant find any details. btw, I hope they cover some of the lesser known teams too.

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Tom Jenkins August 23, 2023 - 12:30 pm

Really looking forward to this series. Dale Earnhardt Jr’s involvment makes it even more special. NASCAR fans are in for a treat!

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