Specials Feature All-Female “Women in Wheels” Panel on Wednesday and “Crew Chief” Episode on Thursday
CHARLOTTE, NC – NASCAR RACE HUB, the sport’s most-watched daily news and highlights program, will air two special, one-hour episodes this week honoring the women and crew chiefs in NASCAR.
An outgrowth of NASCAR RACE HUB’s regular series with reporter Kaitlyn Vincie titled “Women in Wheels,” Wednesday’s edition of HUB (6:00 PM ET on FS1) will carry the same theme. Co-hosts Shannon Spake, Adam Alexander and Jamie Little welcome to the studio a prestigious panel of females working in NASCAR in various roles. Panelists include JR Motorsports co-owner Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Chevrolet Program Manager Alba Colon, Hendrick Motorsports tire specialist Lisa Smokstad and Hailie Deegan, a member of the NASCAR Next Class and the first female to win a Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series championship and race. The group will discuss topics such as the state of the sport, ways in which NASCAR continues to develop, the evolution and growth of women in the industry and more.
Features on Wednesday’s special include Vincie sit-downs with JTG-Daugherty co-owner Jodi Geschickter, NASCAR SVP and CMO Jill Gregory and tire changer/developmental crew member Brehanna Daniels, as well as a piece exploring Danica Patrick’s impact on young fans.
Thursday’s NASCAR RACE HUB edition is co-hosted by Spake and Alexander with FOX NASCAR analysts and former championship-winning crew chiefs Jeff Hammond and Andy Petree. Features include Larry McReynolds sit-down interviews with Justin Alexander, Scott Graves and Brian Pattie, in addition to an all-access/day-in-the-life look at Drew Blickensderfer. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson voices an essay on his crew chief, Chad Knaus. Finally, several current crew chiefs, including Jeremy Bullins, Rodney Childers, Alan Gustafson, Chad Johnston, Pattie, Mike Wheeler and Paul Wolfe, reflect on the crew chiefs who had the most influence on their careers.
Average viewership for NASCAR RACE HUB is up +17% year-to-date versus 2016 (171,000 vs. 146,000). NASCAR RACE HUB airs Monday through Thursdays at 6:00 PM ET on FS1.