Dale Earnhardt Jr. is stepping behind the camera for USA Network‘s unscripted series “Race for the Championship.” The athlete will executive produce the series, premiering Sept. 1, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and teams competing in the NASCAR Cup Series.
While the former NASCAR driver has produced a few small projects since his 2017 retirement, this is unlike anything he‘s worked on before.
The exhilarating 10-part series — which is in the vein of the Netflix docuseries “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” — will follow the drivers both on the track and at home with their families, highlighting the challenges of the new car, the training and the ins and outs of daily life as a driver leading up to the 2022 NASCAR Cup season and playoffs. Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski and other past champions will be featured, as well as other drivers trying to make their mark, including Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez, Ross Chastain, Corey LaJoie and others.
— Variety —