NASCAR Productions received two Emmy nominations on Wednesday, and broadcast partner FOX earned three nods ahead of the 34th Annual Sports Emmy� Awards.
"Inside the Headsets," a television program which aired following the 28th annual NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race last May, was nominated for Live Event Turnaround. The show, which aired on SPEED and earned the network a nod as well, has won four of the last six years.
NASCAR Productions and SPEED also received an Outstanding Edited Sports Special nomination for "Michael Waltrip Racing All Access -- Inside Michael Waltrip Racing: A Championship Quest."
NASCAR Productions is a full-service video and digital production company that offers a complete array of services from script to screen for a wide variety of industry-leading clients in racing and other competitive arenas across North America. NASCAR Productions headquarters and state-of-the art production studios are located in the NASCAR Plaza in Charlotte, N.C., with an office in Los Angeles.
NASCAR on FOX received nominations for Outstanding Live Sports Series, Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound and The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award for the 3D Cutaway Car featured on the broadcasts. FOX has earned 15 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Live Sports Series (2001, 2005 and 2007) and five for Outstanding Live Event Audio Sound (2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010).
In its 13th season, NASCAR on FOX heads to Fontana, Calif. this weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT on FOX.
ESPN's "Nothing Beats First Place" NASCAR campaign also was honored with a nomination in the category of Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement - Institutional.
The spots featured NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson pulling pranks on fellow drivers in order to win. The 2012 campaign marked the second season of the "Nothing Beats First Place" advertisements promoting ESPN's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series slate, which begins July 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The awards will be presented on May 7 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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