WATCH: Netflix Releases Trailer of NASCAR-Themed Series That Debuts Soon After 2021 Daytona 500

Published 01/16/2021, 1:25 PM EST
TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 25: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)


If sports suddenly witness a rapid rise in popularity, we have to thank streaming services. Shows like Formula One: Drive to Survive, the All or Nothing Series, The Test, and more have helped attract new fans. Now, NASCAR is going to be the next to jump on the bandwagon.

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However, the stock car racing series is veering in a different trajectory. While the above-mentioned shows offer a sneak peek into the respective sports, this new series is heading into sitcom territory.

Actor and comedian, Kevin James unveiled the trailer for the new series, titled, ‘The Crew’. This show is expected to debut on Netflix on February 15th, a day after the 2021 Daytona 500.

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James plays the role of a NASCAR Crew Chief for the Bobby Spencer Racing team. The official synopsis says that the team owner stepped down and his daughter has taken over the reins. From there, she is trying to revamp and modernize the whole team, but James and his crew resist heavily.

The NASCAR sitcom on Netflix looks like fun

At first glance, the show plays like a typical situational comedy, except with a NASCAR flavor. Admittedly, not much more information is available, aside from the main synopsis. So, nobody knows if there will be any gratuitous cameos from real-life NASCAR crew, officials, or drivers themselves.

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BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – JULY 15: Michael McDowell, driver of the #34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford, races John H. Nemechek, driver of the #38 YANMAR Ford, during the NASCAR Cup Series All-Open at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Aside from Kevin James, other actors include Freddie Stroma, Sarah Stiles, Gary Anthony Williams, Dan Ahdoot. The show also features guest stars, Paris Berelc, and Bruce McGill.

There is no word on whether any new seasons are on the horizon. On the other side of the fence, the prospect of a new season depends on how successful the pilot season is.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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