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TNT returns for six-race NASCAR Summer Series

May 29, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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Race coverage to feature All-Access Pass, Toyota Camry Test Car

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NASCAR on TNT returns with all-access coverage on Sunday, June 8 at Pocono Raceway, the first of six consecutive race weeks during the NASCAR Summer Series.

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A new addition for 2014, the Toyota Camry Test Car, will be driven by TNT analysts and former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach who will take viewers into turns and down the straightaways before every race. A third returning analyst, former crew chief Larry McReynolds, will use the car during the race to outline performance and mechanical challenges.

Each week, TNT will follow a driver and a team as they travel and prepare for the upcoming race. Coverage will begin when the driver leaves the previous track and continue throughout the network's next NASCAR Summer Series telecast. Featured drivers will include Kyle Larson (Pocono), Austin Dillon (Michigan) and AJ Allmendinger (Daytona), among others. These all-access pieces will air during the pre-race Countdown to Green served by Sonic show.
 
In its 32nd consecutive year of exclusive NASCAR Summer Series coverage, TNT will broadcast six consecutive races, featuring a diverse blend of tracks -- ovals with three turns (Pocono); the first road race of the year (Sonoma); a long track (Michigan) and a short track (New Hampshire) -- which have led to unpredictable outcomes.
 
Along with analysts Petty, Dallenbach and McReynolds, play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander returns to the broadcast booth as well as host of the network's 60-minute Countdown to Green served by Sonic. Veteran pit reporters Ralph Sheheen, Marty Snider, Matt Yocum and Chris Neville will bring viewers comprehensive coverage and access prior to and during each race.
 
Fans engaging via social platforms during TNT's NASCAR coverage are encouraged to use @BR_NASCAR.

TNT's 2014 NASCAR Summer Series Schedule:
(All Times Eastern)
Date/Time Pre-race Show/Race
Sunday, June 8  
Noon-1 p.m. ET Countdown to Green served by Sonic
1-4:30 p.m. ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono (Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania)
Sunday, June 15  
Noon-1 p.m. ET Countdown to Green served by Sonic
1-4:30 p.m. ET Quicken Loans 400 (Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan)
Sunday, June 22  
2-3 p.m. ET Countdown to Green served by Sonic
3-6:30 p.m. ET Toyota/SaveMart 350 (Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California)
Saturday, June 28  
6:30-7:30 p.m. ET Countdown to Green served by Sonic
7:30-11 p.m. ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Kentucky presented by KFC (Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky)
Saturday, July 5  
6:30-7:30 p.m. ET Countdown to Green served by Sonic
7:30-11 p.m. ET Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola (Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida)
Sunday, July 13  
Noon-1 p.m. ET Countdown to Green served by Sonic
1-4:30 p.m. ET NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from New Hampshire (New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire)

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