'Lost Speedways': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Dale Earnhardt Jr's Peacock show

Created and hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr, a former NASCAR driver, the show will travel to sites of abandoned, repurposed or demolished racetracks to give us stories of what it meant to race there


                            'Lost Speedways': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Dale Earnhardt Jr's Peacock show
Dale Earnhardt Jr (Getty Images)
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If you're struggling to find your fix during this lockdown, we got you. 'Lost Speedways', created and hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr, a former NASCAR driver, will travel to sites of abandoned, repurposed or demolished racetracks to give us stories of what it meant to race there. Here's all you need to know about the show.

Release date

The show will premiere on July 15, Wednesday, on Peacock, NBC' Universal's new streaming service.

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Plot

The eight-episode series follows hosts Dale Earnhardt Jr, a former NASCAR driver, and Matthew Dillner, a racing videographer, as they visit abandoned or old and dilapidated racetracks to hear stories of what it felt like to race there. Racing legends such as seven-time Cup champion Richard Petty join as guests throughout the series.

They will visit venues such as Metrolina Speedway near Charlotte, NC, Middle Georgia Raceway and Hinchliffe Stadium in Passaic, NJ. We will hear stories from the likes of racing legends Richard Petty, Jack Ingram, Robert Presley and Ken Ragan and dig out some important bits of information from the racing treasure trove. They will bring these old and forgotten venues to life with their tales. This is an emotional project for Earnhardt, who is a keen fan of mapping ghost tracks. Several tales involved Earnhardt’s family.

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Producer Mike Davies provided some info to Boston Herald. "For instance, we never knew that Ralph Earnhardt (Dale Jr’s grandfather) would show up to a racetrack and literally not work on his car. He would make it a point to sit up on his hood, he would smoke a cigarette and just watch everybody else work on their car. I mean, just playing mental games with the competition. And that’s kind of like he had them beat before they even started the race that way. But he would not work on his car at a racetrack, which I’ve never heard of anybody doing that.… The psychological effects of that are fascinating to me," he said.

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Host

Dale Earnhardt Jr, driver of the #8 Hellmann's Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on August 30, 2019, in Darlington, South Carolina (Getty Images)

Dale Earnhadt Jr, who hosts the show, is a semi-retired, professional stock car racing driver. He is also a team owner, author and an analyst for NASCAR on NBC. Earnhardt is also the grandson of NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt. 

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Creator

'Lost Speedways' has been created by Dale Earnhadt Jr.

Trailer

 



 

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