RICKY CARMICHAEL JOINS NBC SPORTS’ NASCAR TEAM THIS WEEKEND IN DARLINGTON

Ricky Carmichael.

NBC Sports presents the first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs from Darlington Raceway this Sunday, Sept. 5, with Countdown to Green pre-race coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) Sunday on NBCSN. This leads into the start of the Cook Out Southern 500 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The NASCAR Xfinity Series racing begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The announcers for Saturday’s Xfinity Series broadcast will be Rick Allen, Steve Letarte, Jeff Burton and five-time Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael, who raced in the Xfinity, Truck and ARCA Series from 2008-2010.

Ricky gets to add NASCAR to his fledgling announcing gigs.

Carmichael will be a part of Sunday’s pre-race coverage, including driving the NBC Toyota car around Darlington Raceway to give viewers an idea of “The Track Too Tough to Tame.”

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