Thursday, May 3, 2012

NASCAR Media Group Wins Fourth Sports Emmy

NASCAR Media Group Wins Fourth Sports Emmy In Last Six Years In “Outstanding Live Event Turnaround” Category

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – NASCAR Media Group, the full-service video and digital production company of NASCAR, last night received a Sports Emmy Award for “Inside the Headsets,” a television program which aired on SPEED the night after the annual NASCAR 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 last 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, 2011, captured a wide array of all the action that was the NASCAR 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 straight 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

About NASCAR Media Group
NASCAR Media Group is responsible for managing all of NASCAR’s broadcast and ancillary media rights as well as creating original content and programming. As such they manage all of the network relationships, develop relationships to integrate the sport into mainstream entertainment and are the exclusive rights holder of NASCAR event footage. Through their internal production group they deliver the Sight, Sound and Emotion of NASCAR® through TV and film productions, home video products and marketing efforts in support of the sport’s sponsors, tracks and teams.

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