TNT and NASCAR.com are poised to wave the green flag on the network's 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage on Sunday, June 12 from Pocono Raceway, with enhanced features and more interactivity on television and online to provide fans with a comprehensive multi-platform stock car experience.
This year, "TNT RaceBuddy on NASCAR.com" will return with twice as many camera views as in 2010, including two mosaics for fans to choose from. Also, the network will debut "Inside Trax," offering fans exclusive audio and video from select crew chiefs and their teams each race. "Wide Open Coverage," TNT's limited commercial presentation, returns for the "drama" network's marquee primetime race in Daytona on Saturday, July 2 as part of a schedule featuring the first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in primetime the following Saturday.
"In our 28th consecutive year of televising NASCAR's premier series, we are looking forward to enhancing the viewers' experience through our unrivaled portfolio of linear and digital assets," said Jeff Behnke, Turner Sports executive producer, in announcing the network's NASCAR plans. "With our six races featuring the increased audio presence of Inside Trax and the continued growth of RaceBuddy, we are committed to bringing NASCAR fans in-depth coverage of the sport they love."
Following the June 12 start in Pocono, TNT will drive five more consecutive weeks of exclusive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with coverage of competitions in Michigan (June 19), Sonoma (June 26) and Loudon (July 17), as well as the aforementioned primetime Saturday night races in Daytona (July 2) and Kentucky (July 9).