Hot on the heels of Formula One’s successful Drive to Survive miniseries on Netflix, American stock car racing will follow suit with NASCAR Full Speed, a new docuseries that will shed light on the personalities and passion behind the sport, including several NASCAR Ford drivers.
The series focuses on the 16 drivers who qualified for the postseason Playoffs in 2023, following their lives both on and off the track as they battle for the Cup Series championship. The show includes five episodes, each with a 45 minute runtime, and takes an in-depth look at what drivers go through behind the scenes and in the spotlight.
Reigning champion Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 NASCAR Ford Mustang, will be featured in Full Speed. Other NASCAR Ford drivers to get screen time will include Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Chris Buescher and Michael McDowell, along with drivers from other manufacturers who participated in last year’s championship.
“NASCAR has kicked down the door to an entirely new era recently – with new tracks, cars, team owners, and stars combining to deliver some of the best competition the sport has ever seen,” NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Tim Clark, said in a statement. “Now is the perfect time to introduce people to the characters, competition and chaos that make NASCAR so compelling while still giving our most passionate fans plenty of new insights into their favorite teams and drivers.”
Connor Schell, executive producer and CEO of Words + Pictures, the studio that teamed up with NASCAR Studios to make Full Speed happen, stated that he thinks the Playoffs provide “the perfect dramatic backdrop to tell a story filled with tons of tension and unforgettable characters.”
NASCAR Full Speed will premiere exclusively on Netflix on January 30th, 2024.