NASCAR NOW is a NASCAR news & analysis show that airs year round Monday through Friday as a 30-minute show @ 5:00 PM ET on SC-2. NASCAR NOW, that debuted on February 5th 2007, is broadcast in HD from New York City, New York & also has a daily segment on SportsCenter. SC-2 also airs editions of the show on the day of all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, starting with the Daytona 500. A race preview show airs @ 10:00 AM ET on race day, with a post-race edition running on SC-2 on the evening following the event.
NASCAR NOW covers only NASCAR news & information & there are no highlight restrictions on the program, both video & still photos are available for it's use. It's part of SC's new TV package with NASCAR, which gives them the opportunity to produce & air a daily show about the sanctioning body. Previously, The NASCAR Channel had the exclusive rights to produce daily NASCAR magazine shows.
On April 29th 2008, the show hosted a special 1-hour edition of NASCAR NOW to commemorate Dale Earnhardt Day
NASCAR NOW features numerous segments that appear both during the show & also during evening editions of SportsCenter. Some of the segments are listed below
- The Pit Crew: This segment mostly appears during SportsCenter, when they run through the top stories in NASCAR with news, analysis & debate
- The Latest: This is the opening segment of the program when they run through the top stories @ the hour in the world of NASCAR
- Under the Hood: This segment appears before every commercial break when the host runs through everything coming up on the show
- Over the Wall: This segment appears every week when an analyst goes what to watch out for during pit on Sunday