HBO Sports' groundbreaking "24/7" reality franchise, which has captured seven Sports Emmy® Awards, debuts its first non-boxing series with 24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race To Daytona, a four-episode, all-access series chronicling the driver and his team as they prepare for the Daytona 500, the Super Bowl of auto racing. The four-week series spotlights one of racing's biggest stars, reigning four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, and gives viewers an inside look at the driver and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team as they prepare for the biggest race of the year.
The series finale debuts two days after the race, with cameras tracking all the drama and excitement surrounding Johnson and his team on race day.
24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race To Daytona provides exclusive behind-the-scenes access, along with in-depth interviews with Johnson, crew chief Chad Knaus, team owner Rick Hendrick and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team as they prepare for the 2010 Daytona 500.
Making his HBO reality series debut, Johnson has completed his eighth season at NASCAR's highest level and is regarded as one of the biggest names and best drivers in racing. He has won the sport's marquee races, including the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400, and currently ranks second on NASCAR's all-time win list for active drivers with 47. In November 2009, Johnson won his fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, solidifying his status as a bona fide superstar. No other driver in the sport's rich history has ever won four straight Cup championships.
The executive producers of 24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race To Daytona are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Scott Boggins; Liev Schreiber narrates. NASCAR Media Group, the leading producer of NASCAR on television, will provide production support for HBO Sports.