IMG Announces New Show Focusing on Joe Gibbs Racing


Beginning January 24, 2010, NASCAR fans will be given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to one of the sport’s most successful teams as it prepares for the season-opening Daytona 500. IMG Sports Media will produce for SPEED a series of four one-hour specials featuring Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and giving fans a unique perspective of what it takes to be ready to perform in the Great American Race.

Shot and produced by IMG Sports Media, “Countdown to the Daytona 500: Joe Gibbs Racing” will document every facet of the organization as the clock ticks down to the green flag at the Daytona 500 on February 14, 2010. At both JGR’s North Carolina headquarters and on the track at Daytona, viewers will be allowed in places they have never been before. The show will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the shop floor, team meetings and a glimpse into the inner workings of the team.

The show will include interviews with compelling personalities from drivers, team executives, crew chiefs and the unsung heroes behind the scenes as they prepare for the biggest race of the season

Led by NFL Hall of Fame coach, Joe Gibbs, JGR has become one of the most successful teams in the sport and features some of the most talented and exciting young drivers in NASCAR.

“Countdown to the Daytona 500: Joe Gibbs Racing” schedule:
— Episode 1 — 6 p.m. ET on January 24, 2010
— Episode 2 — 9 p.m. ET on January 31, 2010
— Episode 3 — 4 p.m. ET on February 7, 2010
— Episode 4 — 6 p.m. ET on February 13, 2010

About IMG Sports Media

IMG Sports Media, the sports production and distribution division of IMG Worldwide, is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, offering the market an extensive catalogue of more than 18,000 hours of television, online, mobile and radio sports content across 240 categories of sports, including golf, football (soccer), tennis, cricket, cycling, motor sports and mixed martial arts. IMG Sports Media also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world’s premier sporting events and maintains the world’s largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.

(Source: IMG Sports Media)