mun2, a Hispanic entertainment cable network, will air its first “Deportes Telemundo en mun2” NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series race live on Friday, February 28 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST/6 p.m. PST. “NASCAR en mun2” will air live from the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, AZ. The series opening race will feature over 25 drivers representing a dozen Mexican states, vying to finish the 120 mile race in first and become the early leader in the standings. This is the first NASCAR event that mun2 has aired and it does so with Deportes Telemundo commentators Jessi Losada, Omar Amador, and three-time NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Champion and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, German Quiroga, calling the race; Deportes’ Ana Jurka will report from pit row. Throughout the course of the broadcast, mun2 hosts Yarel Ramos and Augusto Valverde will appear, as well as Piolin, the color commentator on mun2 series “Combate Americas” and host of SiriusXM Piolin Radio channel 147, and other NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series drivers.
This year’s race will be 120 laps, an increase in length from last year’s 75-lap event, and will feature the winner of 2013’s kickoff race, Monterrey, MX’s Abraham Calderon. He will be challenged by Daniel Suarez, who heads into Phoenix with three consecutive NASCAR series wins, and rising young star Ruben Garcia Jr. Drivers from a dozen Mexican states including Chihuahua, Jalisco, and Sinaloa as well as Mexico City, will all be chasing defending series champion Rodrigo Perralta.
NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series is in its eighth year under the NASCAR banner. Phoenix International Speedway is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, and the March weekend will also feature the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series races, as well as the season opener for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Media’s sports division, is one of the providers of Spanish-language sports content in the United States. The “U.S. Home of the Olympics in Spanish,” and the “U.S. home of the Barclays Premier League in Spanish” as well, Deportes Telemundo also offers World Cup Qualifying away matches played by the Mexican National Team; all Liga MX matches played at home by Club León; the leading boxing show in U.S. Spanish-language television, “Boxeo Telemundo,” and the U.S. broadcast and online rights in Spanish language to the biggest soccer tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup®, across all platforms (except radio), 2015 through 2022.
In addition to its biggest sporting events, Deportes Telemundo produces two leading sports entertainment shows, “Titulares y Más” and “Titulares Telemundo,” offering the latest sports news and analysis combined with entertainment and lifestyle segments. Deportes Telemundo’s award-winning broadcast team is led by internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andrés Cantor and also includes Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Mirella Grisales, Ana Jurka, Rene Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information on the NASCAR touring & weekly series, visit NASCARHomeTracks.com and follow NASCAR at Facebook.com/NASCARHomeTracks (http://www.facebook.com/NASCARHomeTracks) and Twitter: @NASCARHomeTrack
About Telemundo Media:
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is involved in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.
mun2 is the destination for young, Hispanic adults, providing authentic, vibrant Latino content for the fastest growing population group in the U.S. As the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, mun2 combines the best in reality, scripted, music and sports programming to reflect the diverse lifestyle and language of its audience. The networks’ content can be found across multiple platforms, including its award winning mun2.tv site. With offices in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, the network is part of Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal.