Chase Across America Kicks Off

It’s only fitting that the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion officially kicks off 2016 Chase Across America activities. And today, that’s exactly what Kyle Busch will do when he visits Boston for a full day of social and traditional media activities.

The Beantown media blitz is the first of many Chase media events before and throughout NASCAR’s playoffs, which begin on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Chicagoland Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Busch will land in Boston as a four-time winner in 2016, having clinched a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and seeking a second consecutive series crown. This season’s success comes on the heels of an incredible comeback story in 2015. After missing 11 races due to a compound fracture in his right leg and a broken left foot during the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race in Daytona, Busch returned to win four out of five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events over the course of the summer. Those victories effectively helped clinch his spot in the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and paved the way to his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

Following Busch’s visit to Boston, the remaining 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship contenders will travel from coast to coast over the course of the next several weeks, visiting New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, as well as Stamford and Bristol, Connecticut. In addition to participating in interviews with local, regional and national media outlets, drivers will also make stops at NBC Sports, FOX Sports, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and ESPN studios. Several drivers will also appear at NASCAR Plaza in Charlotte, North Carolina on a weekly basis for satellite media interviews.

Below is a complete list of dates and locations for Chase Across America events. Drivers will continue to be confirmed as the remainder of the Chase field is determined.

Date

Driver

Activity

Location

Wed., Aug. 31

Kyle Busch

Media Tour

Boston, MA

Wed., Sept. 7

Denny Hamlin

NBC HQ Visit

Stamford, CT

Wed., Sept. 7

Kyle Larson

SMT

Chico, CA

Tue., Sept. 13

Kevin Harvick

ESPN HQ Visit

Bristol, CT

Wed., Sept. 14

TBD

NASCAR Plaza Visit

Charlotte, NC

Wed., Sept. 14

Joey Logano

Media Tour

Detroit, MI

Wed., Sept. 14

Jimmie Johnson

Media Tour/FOX HQ Visit

Los Angeles, CA

Thurs., Sept. 15

All 16 Drivers

Chase Media Day

Chicago, IL

Wed., Sept. 21

Matt Kenseth

NASCAR Plaza Visit

Charlotte, NC

Wed., Sept. 21

TBD

NBC HQ Visit

Stamford, CT

Thurs., Sept. 22

Brad Keselowski

Media Tour

New York, NY

Wed., Sept. 28

Tony Stewart

NASCAR Plaza Visit

Charlotte, NC

Wed., Oct. 5

Carl Edwards

Media Tour

Dallas, TX

 

NASCAR will crown its 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final round of The Chase Nov. 20 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM Satellite Radio). Tickets for all Chase events in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are available at NASCAR.com/tickets.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Sunday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, MRN, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

NASCAR PR

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