NBC’S NASCAR-THEMED FALL TV LINEUP

 This week NBC announced the development of a scripted NASCAR-themed TV show. The development of a NASCAR sitcom was inevitable after the the success of Michael Waltrip's appearance on My Name is Earl. Perpetually fighting to get out of the ratings basement, NBC and NASCAR have partnered to propel the two brands back into lead. NBC execs are excited about the prospect of infusing their franchise programs with more racing-related content. Here are five new NASCAR-themed shows to debut t ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON ON ‘TONIGHT SHOW’

Jimmie Johnson - that was funny! (I have always wondered what that sentence would look like. There it is. Weird.) While in Southern California for the Pepsi 500, Johnson made an appearance Thursday on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien." Johnson and O'Brien had a good give and take, especially regarding O'Brien's recent on-set head injury. The highlight, though, was the golf cart race between Johnson and O'Brien. No, Johnson did not attempt to surf his cart. If he had, we would all b ...

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