MONTOYA FEATURED ON TOP GEAR
TOP GEAR GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF NASCAR APRIL 30 ON BBC AMERICA
The world’s biggest car show brings host, Richard Hammond, down south for the ultimate NASCAR experience with Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April. 17, 2012) – Top Gear, the world’s biggest car show, sends host, Richard Hammond, to Texas, fully immersing the native-Brit in the world of NASCAR. During his visit to Texas Motor Speedway, Hammond explores the history of NASCAR and discovers how the sport evolved into the spectacle that it is today. He also discusses American motorsport culture and learns what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a machine running 800-850 horsepower from those who know best, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya. Hammond even gets a driving lesson from Kyle Petty, son of NASCAR legend Richard Petty and former NASCAR driver. NASCAR fans and petrol-heads alike can catch all the action from race weekend when this episode of Top Gear premieres on BBC AMERICA Monday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“Before this experience I didn’t fully appreciate the power and excitement of NASCAR, but now I have definitely joined the ranks of those believing in the supremacy of the sport,” said Richard Hammond. “It’s currently the most popular spectator sport in America, and there are many reasons why it ‘hits the spot’ with the fans.”
Prior to the Top Gear episode’s premiere, in an exciting event for both NASCAR and BBC AMERICA, five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, will join Top Gear host, Richard Hammond, for a teleconference on Tuesday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. ET to discuss their shared experiences at Texas Motor Speedway and the upcoming episode of Top Gear. Further teleconference information will be distributed for media participation on Monday, April 23.
Be sure to tune in this Sunday, April 22 to catch Johnson, Gordon, Montoya and the rest of NASCAR’s stars in the STP 400 live from Kansas Motor Speedway at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.