during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Documentaries featuring huge NASCAR names to be released later this year


A pair of NASCAR documentaries will be released later this year involving Hendrick Motorsports and Danica Patrick.

The documentary on Hendrick Motorsports is an eight-part series entitled "Road to Race Day," and it will debut on July 19 on go90.com.

The series will follow Hendrick Motorsports' 2016 season, which included Jimmie Johnson's seventh Cup championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing 18 races due to concussions and Chase Elliott's rookie season.

The documentary will be directed by Cynthia Hill and produced by Peter Berg, who created the TV show Friday Night Lights.


"Hendrick Motorsports believed in us and gave us unparalleled access to share their story, and we're grateful to them for inviting us into their family," Berg said in a press release. "Road to Race Day adds a personal dimension to the sport, and it spotlights the passionate individuals who make Hendrick Motorsports one of the most successful racing teams of all time."

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The other documentary on Danica Patrick is simply called "Danica," and it will be directed by ESPN's Hannah Storm.

The documentary will debut this fall, and it will offer fans with a behind-the-scenes look at Patrick on and off the track.


(h/t NBC Sports)