Sears Point/NASCAR preview show

SONOMA, Calif. - For the second consecutive year, Northern California motorsports fans will be treated to a television show previewing the Save Mart/Kragen 350 NASCAR Winston Cup event at Sears Point Raceway. The "Budweiser/Save Mart NASCAR ...

SONOMA, Calif. - For the second consecutive year, Northern California motorsports fans will be treated to a television show previewing the Save Mart/Kragen 350 NASCAR Winston Cup event at Sears Point Raceway.

The "Budweiser/Save Mart NASCAR Preview Show" will air on five occasions this month on FOX Sports Net, debuting on Wednesday, June 14, at 8 p.m. (PST) The 30-minute program will be highlighted by an in-depth feature on NASCAR rookie sensation Dale Earnhardt Jr., who became the first Winston Cup driver to win two races this season.

The four remaining shows will air as follows PST (please check your local listings for the FOX Sports Net channel in your area):


Saturday, June 17, 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 18, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 22, 2:30 p.m.

In addition to Earnhardt Jr., the program will feature a tribute to two-time Sears Point winner Ernie Irvan, a Salinas native who will serve as the Grand Marshal at this year's race. There will also be a look back at the 1995 race at Sears Point, which was won in dramatic fashion by Dale Earnhardt and remains his only road-course win. The show will also feature an extensive preview of this year's race.

"We're thrilled to be doing a show for a second straight year," said Tyler Potter, who will host the "Budweiser/Save Mart NASCAR Preview Show." "It helps spread the word about how exciting NASCAR has become, especially in Northern California. We've got quite a bit planned for the show and I think race fans will enjoy it."

Last year's program, which featured an in-depth one-on-one interview with two-time Sears Point defending champion and Vallejo native Jeff Gordon, is one of two sports television shows nominated this past year for an Emmy Award.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Ernie Irvan
Tags TV