NASCAR in Primetime: an Inside Look at Life in the Fast Lane

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Mark Martin is a beloved racing legend with 25 years of Nextel Cup racing experience under his belt. His work ethic is unparalleled and his commitment to the sport unmatched. But a personal tragedy leads him to rethink spending so much time behind the wheel.

Johnny Sauter is a promising driver with one of the best crew chiefs in the business. But he's had a string of setbacks and can't seem to catch a break on race day. Will he be able to shake off his bad luck and rise above his underdog status?

After a 175-race drought, veteran driver Jeff Burton came roaring back last year with a win at Dover Downs raceway. Now he's in the running for the championship. Will this be his year to finally win it all?

Sage Karam is a young go-kart racer who dreams of making it all the way to the Nextel Cup Series, the crème de la crème of the stock car circuit. He could be the future of NASCAR, but it's a long road to Victory Lane.

It's Just Racin'

In spite of NASCAR's devout following, there are still plenty of people who don't quite get what all the fuss is about. But if you listen to the millions who tune in each week and flock to the track, you'll understand the sport's powerful allure.

NASCAR in Primetime lets the fans tell it because they tell it best. People from every corner of America sing the praises of roaring engines and wax poetic about the smell of burning rubber. Grown men get misty-eyed remembering the fatal crash that robbed the world of Dale Earnhardt Sr. And you won't hear more enthusiastic renditions of the National Anthem anywhere.

NASCAR is already a quintessential symbol of America. And with a fan base of 75 million and growing, NASCAR is going global -- fast.

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