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NMG wins Sports Emmy for 'Inside the Headsets'

May 01, 2012, Official Release,

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR Media Group, the full-service video and digital production company of NASCAR, received a Sports Emmy Award on Monday night for Inside the Headsets, a television program which aired on SPEED the night after the annual Sprint Cup All-Star Race last May. The win was the second in three years for Inside the Headsets and the fourth win overall in the past six years in the "Outstanding Live Event Turnaround" category.

NASCAR Media Group was presented the award at the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center in New York.

Inside the Headsets, which aired on SPEED on May 22, captured a wide array of all the action that was the Sprint All-Star Race, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, in-car communication, crew chief sound, exclusive interviews and even a rare glimpse inside NASCAR Race Control with cameras embedded at the competition nerve center. The program aired less than 24 hours following the conclusion of the race.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized for the hard work done by our team at NASCAR Media Group and our partners at SPEED," said Jay Abraham, COO of NASCAR Media Group. "Winning this award for the fourth time in six years reflects that hard work and showcases the highly compelling content of a show like 'Inside the Headsets' despite the turnaround time."

This was NASCAR Media Group's seventh consecutive nomination. The other three award-winning shows are as follows:

2006 -- Beyond the Wheel, SPEED

2007 -- Quest for the Cup, Voom HD

2009 -- Inside the Headsets, SPEED