We got the opportunity to speak with HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg about the series, and the interview is below. It's good stuff; he talks forthrightly about the challenges of filming a sport different from any that HBO had done before, and he's also brimming with excitement at the idea of this series. If you're a fan of the 24/7 boxing series or Hard Knocks, HBO's football training camp series, you're going to dig this one. And there's the potential for more to come -- 24/7 Tony Stewart, anyone?
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First, here's a clip of Jimmie and wife Chandra talking about the challenges of the reality series:
Next, we get a little deeper into the head of Chad Knaus:
HBO's 24/7: Jimmie Johnson runs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern, with repeats and On-Demand performances available all over the place. It looks very, very good, and the fact that NASCAR is making inroads into HBO is even better.
- Jimmie Johnson