In sixty years, NASCAR has become a global sport. Watch a handful of drivers embark on their biggest challenge of their careers in an adrenaline pumping series – Racing to America
Racing To America: Montoya's Chase
Juan Pablo Montoya's second season in NASCAR has proven to be just as challenging as his Rookie of the Year campaign. A crew chief switch early in the season signaled a momentum boost and a runner up finish at Talladega. Then just three weeks later, the competitive world of NASCAR claimed that crew chief and by mid-season Montoya was working with his third crew chief of 2008. Montoya is still looking for a win, but off track, Montoya's trip back home to Colombia was a bright spot. We also spend time at the track with Montoya and his family in their motorcoach, experience the marketing responsibilities of someone of Montoya's international status. We'll also follow him to Wrigley Field as he sings "take me out to the ballgame." An international icon meets the National pastime and one of the most accomplished racers the World has known is getting familiar with NASCAR.
Racing To America: The Oldest Rookie
After visiting a variety of racetracks throughout the country, NASCAR makes an early summer tour of its most storied venues: Richmond, Darlington, and Charlotte. Racing returns to its roots in the South, running under the lights and in front of throngs of admiring fans. But how will the crowd respond to the new faces?
Racing To America: Return Of The Natives
The influx of open-wheel racers to the fender-lined stock-cars of NASCAR is predominantly a "foreign invasion." However, in this episode of Racing To America, Sam Hornish, AJ Allmendinger and Scott Speed, find themselves strangers in their own country. All three achieved huge success behind the wheel, but each in the realm of IndyCar, ChampCar and Formula 1. Racing glory does not easily translate from one field to another and 2008 promises to be an unforgettable year for these three American-born drivers and the legion of fans that follow NASCAR around the world.
Racing To America: Villernueve & Francetti
Dario Franchitti and Jacques Villeneuve are champion motorsports racers. Stocked with victories and adorned by championships, what accomplishment could they embark on that would be a true challenge? In 2008, both internationally renowned wheelmen entered the ranks of NASCAR. However, both found the transition to be one of the most difficult of their careers. After disappointing starts to the season, they must make up ground - and make it up quickly - if they are to survive the cutthroat business of surviving in stock-car racing. Follow the campaign as they struggle with more than just their race cars. Sponsorship is vital to keeping a race team operating. With the insight of their team owners and crew chiefs, Franchitti and Villeneuve receive orientation in motorsports business as well as learning the engineering nuances of their new mobile "homes." Over the course of an hour, the unique paths of two champions migrating to a new sport will show the road to Racing To America.