'Top Gear' goes behind the scenes of NASCAR April 30 on BBC America
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – “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 motor sport 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, former NASCAR driver and son of NASCAR legend Richard Petty.
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.
“I’m not alone in believing in the supremacy of NASCAR,” Hammond said. “It’s currently the most popular spectator sport in America, and there are many reasons why it hits the spot with the fans.”