Behind the Scenes of the All-Star Pre-Race Show - myfoxcarolinas.com

Behind the Scenes of the All-Star Pre-Race Show

Posted: Updated:
  • #fox46fastlane Coca-Cola 600More>>

  • 48 car crushes restarts, cruises to another victory

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:26:50 GMT
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
  • Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-05-30 03:02:28 GMT
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.

  • Wendell Scott: NASCAR's First African-American Hall of Famer

    Wendell Scott: NASCAR's First African-American Hall of Famer

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-05-29 02:18:57 GMT
    On May 21, 2014, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel designated the first African-American driver and race winner, Wendell Scott, as an inductee.
    On May 21, 2014, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel designated the first African-American driver and race winner, Wendell Scott, as an inductee.
  • Kyle McCurryMore>>

  • Kyle McCurry

    Kyle McCurry

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:14:24 GMT
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.

  • Tony Stewart Returns To Racing For The First Time Since Kevin Ward, Jr.'s death

    Tony Stewart Returns To Racing For The First Time Since Kevin Ward, Jr.'s death

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:13:24 GMT
    Tony Stewart returned to racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend following an accident that claimed the life of another driver three weeks earlier.
    Tony Stewart returned to racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend following an accident that claimed the life of another driver three weeks earlier.
  • App. State Looks Forward to Round 2 In Ann Arbor

    App. State Looks Forward to Round 2 In Ann Arbor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:27:32 GMT
    In 2007, the Appalachian State University Mountaineers made history when it defeated the University of Michigan Wolverines. This Saturday, they looked to make history again.
    In 2007, the Appalachian State University Mountaineers made history when it defeated the University of Michigan Wolverines. This Saturday, they looked to make history again.

This year’s Sprint All-Star Race Pre-Race Show was arguably one of the best in the race’s history. Especially, if you ask the man who heads up Jay Howard Entertainment (JHE), the organization tasked with producing the show.

“The opportunities we’re very blessed with,” Jay Howard said, “we’ve been able to take advantage of and watch events like the Sprint All-Star Race grow, get more complicated, more exciting and leads to what I hope are some magical moments.”

Howard and his team are involved with some sort of entertainment activity at all 38 races on the Sprint Cup schedule. That list includes this year’s Sprint All-Star Pre-Race Show at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is one of the biggest and most technical in NASCAR.

“Which, in my opinion, is the most exciting 15 minutes of the year, at least from a non-race activity,” said Howard. “It’s certainly the most hectic 45 minutes of our year. We’ll have over one hundred staff members moving all of these pieces of equipment about a half a mile. We’ll have them all setup and wired in about 10 minutes. We’ll do about 14 minutes live on FOX Sports 1. Following that, we’ll have about 6 minutes to get rid of it.”

This year, the team felt the show was one of their best. Now, the planning begins to make next year's Sprint All-Star Pre-Race Show even better.

“We’ve got the baseline of what we like to do and what Sprint likes and what the fans like to see," said JHE Vice President Matt Davis. "So, every year we try to add that extra element to make it that much better.”

For more information about Jay Howard Entertainment, visit gojhe.com.

Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices