Coming off a record-setting viewership audience in 2010, TSN again will be the television home to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. It is the fifth consecutive season for TSN, Canada's sports broadcast leader, to televise series events.
Ten of the 12 scheduled NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events in 2011 will have a one-hour race recap show telecast nationally on TSN on a tape-delayed basis. Additionally, there will be a season in review show after the season has been completed.
The events at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres (Que.) and Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be recorded live in their entirety and aired later the same day. The Trois-Rivieres race on Sunday, August 7 will air at 5 p.m. ET following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., while the Montreal race on Saturday, August 20 is scheduled for telecast at 12:30 p.m. ET leading into live coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
"When Canadian racing fans thinks sports, they think TSN," said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president regional and touring series. "Fans of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will continue to have the best of both worlds this year, experiencing the thrill of the Canada's premier stock-car racing series in person when the series comes to a nearby race track, while catching the action from all the races across the country on TSN."
The programs are produced by James Robinson Associates Ltd. and include race coverage, driver interviews and features. All coverage will be broadcast in High Definition.
TSN's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series coverage complements its full-season coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events. Many of the Canadian Tire Series recap shows are set to be telecast either leading into or immediately follow other NASCAR programming.
"The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is Canada's premier stock-car series and TSN is proud to bring the exciting events to racing fans across the country," said Managing Director of TSN Events and NASCAR Canada Randy Paul. "We are looking forward to another great season – showcasing rising Canadian stars and crowning Canada's national stock-car racing champion."
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is the top-rated motorsport series on Canadian television while the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the most-watched Canadian auto racing series. TSN has over nine million cable and satellite household subscribers which allow fans across the country to see some of the top future talent in NASCAR.
For the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series broadcasts on TSN, Dave Bradley and Adam Ross will share the play-by-play duties and Billy Rowse Jr. will handle the color analysis and they are joined by pit reporter Todd Lewis.