VELOCITY AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL TO AIR 19 HOURS OF BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE FROM THE PALM BEACH AUCTION APRIL 17-19

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(Silver Spring, Md.)Velocity and Discovery Channel will broadcast 19 hours of live, world premiere coverage of the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction with BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE premiering Friday, April 17 from Noon – 8 PM ET on Velocity, and continuing on Discovery Channel beginning at 2 PM ET on Saturday, April 18. The networks’ broadcast of the auction in Palm Beach, Fla. is part of an agreement to air 100 hours of live coverage of Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, across Discovery Channel and Velocity in 2015.

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE U.S. Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):

Friday, April 17

Noon – 8 PM on Velocity

Saturday, April 18

2 – 5 PM on Discovery Channel

5 – 8 PM on Velocity

Sunday, April 19

Noon – 5 PM on Velocity

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE will feature several outstanding supercars from the Palm Beach auction block, including NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick’s gorgeous 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider. Incredible one-of-a-kind custom cars will also be auctioned at No Reserve at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. Headlining the custom cars docket is a breathtaking black 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback, as well as a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop, a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Custom, and  a 1948 Packard Super 8 Custom Convertible.

The BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE Broadcast Team:

Chris Jacobs

Host

Jacobs is co-host of Velocity’s OVERHAULIN’, television’s longest running automotive restoration show. He is a television personality known for his hosting work on “The Insider”, “Entertainment Tonight” and the NFL Network. Jacobs also hosts several shows on the Discovery Channel. In his spare time he is self-proclaimed “gearhead” and lover of Mopar.

@ChrisJacobs

Ray Evernham

Car Insights Expert and Interview Correspondent

Evernham is host of the series, AMERICARNA and a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion crew chief. From racing modifieds in his early career to winning NASCAR races and championships as Jeff Gordon’s crew chief, to owning Evernham Motorsports and becoming a competition consultant to Hendrick Motorsports, Evernham has been involved in just about every facet of the motorsports industry. His series, AMERICARNA, uncovers the stories of some of history’s most iconic automobiles.

@RayEvernham

Rick Debruhl

Play-by-Play Announcer

Debruhl is a veteran auto-racing reporter formally serving as ESPN’s pit reporter for NASCAR, IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series races. Prior to a prolific career in motorsports coverage, DeBruhl worked on local news in Phoenix and in Santa Maria Calif.

@rickdebruhl

Mike Joy

Auction Block Expert

Joy currently serves as the lap-by-lap voice of Fox Sports’ NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage. Following his beginnings at a local track in Massachusetts, Joy has broadcast NASCAR’s biggest event, the Daytona 500, 34 times. Previously he also served as FOX Sports’ expert analyst for the network’s coverage of collector car auctions and vintage auto racing events.

@MikeJoy500

Steve Magnante

Auction Block Expert

Magnante is the former Technical Editor for Hot Rod Magazine. After a lifelong fascination with cars, Steve landed the job at Hot Rod Magazine to re-emphasize the roots of hot rodding, nostalgia drag racing and focusing on inexpensive junkyard-sourced hot rod projects. He is the author of three CarTech Books and currently a spokesperson for Dodge.

@SteveMags426

Cristy Lee

Social Media Correspondent

Lee is a co-host of Velocity’s series ALL GIRLS GARAGE, as well as a motorsports reporter, arena host, race commentator and live emcee for several different outlets. Beginning in radio in Detroit, Lee has fielded an extensive career hosting for the NHL, SpeedTV, NASCAR and the AMA Pro Race Circuit.

@CristyLee09

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE is produced for Velocity and Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios. For Velocity, David Lee and Peter Neal are executive producers and Robert Scanlon is general manager.

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