[media-credit name=”bristolmotorspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]Popular Primetime Series Builds a Custom Race-Ready Suite in Time for NASCAR Race Weekend March 17 – 18; Special Episode to Air on Friday, Aug. 17
NEW YORK – March 12, 2012 – DIY Network, the go-to destination for home improvement television, and Bristol Motor Speedway, the home of the world’s fastest half-mile race track, are teaming up for a special episode of the popular series, Man Caves. Hosts licensed contractor Jason Cameron and former NFL great Tony “The Goose” Siragusa are revealing one of their most exciting Man Caves projects to date, a custom suite at Bristol Motor Speedway, just in time for the NASCAR race weekend.
During “race week,” March 12-18, they’ll be onsite in Bristol, Tenn., to create a race-ready man cave featuring every NASCAR fan’s dream: stadium seating made from race car driver seats, pub tables fashioned from Goodyear tires, and a racing simulator with seat vibration connected to sound from the track. DIY Network’s camera crews will document every facet of the three-day renovation and share it all during a special episode of Man Caves premiering on Friday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. ET.
“This renovation is like no other ‘man cave’ before it,” said Cameron. “The suite will provide a supreme race- viewing experience, outfitted with a wraparound bar with tire wheel seating, built-in countertop beer dispensers and additional bleacher seating, just like spectators who are seated around the track! From sofas made from back seats of street cars to walls lined with photographs of all past NASCAR winners in Bristol, this ‘man cave’ will take being a spectator at the speedway to a whole new level.”
Once the man cave is complete, Cameron will spend some time on Friday afternoon with 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Beginning at 3:45 p.m. ET Cameron will meet with Stenhouse, Jr. for a lesson in NASCAR, followed by a full tour of the No. 6 hauler and pit road to learn more about what the team does to prepare for a race weekend.
Man Caves airs every Friday night at 9 p.m. ET on DIY Network. For more information on DIY Network’s Man Caves, Cameron and Siragusa, please visit www.DIYNetwork.com/ManCaves.
Tune in to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 on Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.
About DIY Network
DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 56 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of North America’s premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in 20 languages. In the U.S., races are broadcast on FOX, TNT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, SPEED and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. NASCAR fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as two international series. Also part of NASCAR is GRAND-AM Road Racing, known for its competition on road courses with multiple classes of cars. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., NASCAR has offices in eight cities across North America. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.nascar.com. Follow NASCAR on www.facebook.com/NASCAR and on Twitter: @NASCAR.
About Bristol Motor Speedway
Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. The Company also equally-owns Motorsports Authentics, a joint venture formed with International Speedway Corporation to produce, market and sell licensed motorsports merchandise. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.speedwaymotorsports.com.