TOP GEAR GOES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MONTOYA
TOP GEAR GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF NASCAR TONIGHT 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. 30, 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 tonight, 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.”