Times and tastes have changed for our country. But Americans still love their fast cars and their music.
With that in mind, NBC Sports and actor Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’) are taking you on a musical journey through NASCAR, which returns to the NBC airwaves this July 4th weekend.
In the two-minute plus clip above, Offerman delivers humorous, spoken-word platitudes about the sport and its culture over a tune that takes cues from country and Motown – exhorting its listeners to “get some NASCAR in your life.”
We think it’s pretty darn catchy, and we think you’ll feel the same way about it.
NBC’s race coverage begins July 4th with the XFINITY Series event at Daytona International Speedway, followed by the Sprint Cup Series’ Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on July 5th.
Spencer Pigot will not return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2020, according to a story Thursday by RACER.com.
The 26-year-old Floridian, who won the 2015 Indy Lights championship, is expected to be replaced in the No. 21 Chevrolet by 2019 Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay.
“I’m appreciative of the opportunity ECR gave me,” Pigot told RACER.com. “I understand the reasons they had to go in a different direction, and wish them all the best.”
In 56 NTT IndyCar Series starts, Pigot has 15 top 10 finishes, with a best finish of second at Iowa in 2018. He finished 14th in the 2019 point standings.
VeeKay, who tested in an Indy car twice for ECR in 2019, has six wins in 18 Indy Lights starts, including a weekend sweep of the final two rounds of the season at Laguna Seca in September.
A representative from ECR told NBC Sports Thursday that the team currently could not comment on any driver rumors as the team currently does not have any drivers under contract for the 2020 season, although it is presumed that owner/driver Carpenter will return to the No. 20 entry for the oval rounds.
NBC Sports will provide updates on the story once more information becomes available.