The Cup Series is headed to Netflix. A forthcoming docuseries called NASCAR Full Speed will soon premiere on the streaming platform, taking fans behind the scenes of the 2023 Playoffs and following several NASCAR Chevy drivers in their bid for the championship.
Full Speed features an in-depth look at the 16 drivers who qualified for the 2023 Playoffs, showing the intensity of their lives both on and off the track during the race for the championship. While drivers from all three manufacturers will get screen time in the series, notable NASCAR Chevy drivers will get their fair share of attention, including William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Camaro ZL1, and Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 1 Camaro.
“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.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drove a NASCAR Chevy himself for the entirety of his Cup Series career, is one of the program’s executive producers, said he is thrilled to bring the excitement of the Playoffs to the small screen. He hopes that Full Speed will benefit NASCAR in the same way that Netflix’s Drive to Survive boosted interest in Formula One.
“The intensity of the elimination format in the NASCAR Playoffs is unlike anything else in motorsports,” Earnhardt said in an interview.
NASCAR Full Speed will premiere exclusively on Netflix on January 30th, 2024.