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NASCAR Productions and SPIKE TV Present ‘I Am Dale Earnhardt,’ A Compelling Look at the Life of an Indelible American Icon

From NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 26, 2015) – NASCAR Productions and Spike TV have joined forces to create a captivating and revealing documentary on the life of a legendary American sports hero – Dale Earnhardt.  The original film, “I AM DALE EARNHARDT,” premieres exclusively on Monday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV

 

With in-depth and insightful interviews with some of the biggest names in the sport, unforgettable highlights from Earnhardt’s greatest moments on the track, and rare footage of Earnhardt’s life off-the track, the film is an up-close-and-personal look at the man behind the iconic mustache.

 

“I AM DALE EARNHARDT” digs deep beyond the legend to reveal the complex figure at the core of “The Intimidator.” He was an idol to millions, but a villain to others; a working man’s hero, but also a darling of Madison Avenue; a husband, father and friend, but also a solitary man who few really knew. His tragic death on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 sent shockwaves through the nation and immortalized him as one of the greatest stars NASCAR has ever known.

 

“I’ve got many fond memories of my dad, so being able to share some of those memories in a project such as this was a privilege,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr. “This film captures everything about him – the dad, the racer, the businessman, the friend, the polarizing figure, everything. I think fans – even longtime Dale Earnhardt fans – will find themselves learning new things about my dad by watching this documentary.” 

 

Among those interviewed for the film include some of the biggest names in NASCAR such as Jimmie Johnson, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Richard Childress, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 

“I AM DALE EARNHARDT” is the latest in Spike’s critically acclaimed “I AM” documentary series. Past subjects include Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen and Evel Knievel.

 

Jeff Cvitkovic from NASCAR Productions directed and produced “I AM DALE EARNHARDT” for Spike TV. The Executive Producers for the documentary include Zane Stoddard and Tally Hair from NASCAR Productions and Gil Colon, Jon Slusser, and Kevin Kay from Spike TV.

 

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR athttp://www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.

 

About SPIKE TV

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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