inside-nascar-cancelled-renewed-showtimeThis one could easily go past by anywhere as a given, but not on my lists for cancelled shows of 2012 and renewed shows of 2012 that are as comprehensive as possible. Showtime renewed Inside NASCAR for season three, and the show is coming back in no time, this wednesday. 

2012)—INSIDE NASCAR, the premium motorsports studio show co-produced by Emmy® Award-winning NASCAR Productions and SHOWTIME Sports, will return to SHOWTIME on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with a special one-hour episode to kick-off its third season. Returning to the program will be host Chris Myers, eight-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner Kyle Petty, and two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip.

The one-hour season premiere recaps every critical turn of events through the 2012
NASCAR Sprint Cup “regular season” with the NASCAR Productions’ vibrant, in-depth
race highlights and exclusive scanner audio for which INSIDE NASCAR has become

Myers will guide Petty and Waltrip as the trio breaks down the playoff picture just
days before the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the GEICO 400 at
Chicagoland Speedway, gets underway. From the biggest stories of the season to the
most dominant drivers and major disappointments, no topic is off limits on premium
television’s only NASCAR highlights and analysis show.

“This show has delivered a unique perspective for NASCAR fans. With coverage of
every race from previously unseen angles and our experts’ provocative takes on the
hottest topics in NASCAR on and off the track, INSIDE NASCAR gives fans a fresh look
at the fastest sport on earth,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and
General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports.

The debut episode also features a special package from track-side reporter Susannah
Collins, who will report from the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond where bubble
drivers will have battled for the final spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

INSIDE NASCAR will return to its regular 30-minute format on Wednesday, Sept. 19
for the remainder of the season, airing weekly episodes each Wednesday at 10 p.m.
ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). The final episode will air on Nov. 21 following the
crowning of the 2012 champion.

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