Tuesday, February 17, 2015

AmeriCarna Returns With Host Ray Evernham For Season 2

Ray Evernham, Host of AMERICARNA, three-time NASCAR Champion and TV sports correspondent speaks onstage during the 'Velocity - Americarna' panel discussion at the Discovery Communications portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (January 8, 2014 - Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)
This February, Velocity returns on its cross-country road trip to open the garage doors and lift the hoods of four-wheeled treasures that have had a profound effect on American culture. Three-time NASCAR champion crew chief Ray Evernham returns as host of AMERICARNA, scouting the incredible hidden stories of American automotive history that defined our cultural identity. From the last car Elvis Presley drove to the epic memoir of the Ford Mustang, and a tour of prototype cars in the General Motors vault, AMERICARNApresents a look at our national story through the lens of one of its greatest inventions: the automobile. Season two of AMERICARNA world premieres on February 17th with two all-new episodes back-to-back at new 10:00 PM (ET/PT) and 10:30PM (ET/PT).

"Cars have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, both personally and professionally", said Ray Evernham. "I'd like to think that my experience very much mirrors the American automobile experience. Cars are an undeniable part of our history and this season ofAMERICARNA tackles some of the most extraordinary accounts from America's automotive story."

In the season premiere, Ray is granted unprecedented access to Elvis Presley's personal warehouse at Graceland. From the clothes he wore, to the television he watched, to the cars he drove, AMERICARNA's intimate look at some of The King's most prized possessions is a TV first. With special guests Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ray reveals the pristine restoration of Elvis's beloved Stutz Blackhawk at Charlotte Motor Speedway and gives audiences an exclusive look at the van he once used to sneak out of Graceland.

"Velocity has seen its fair share of classic cars over the years, but what if those cars could talk? What kind of amazing stories would they share? AMERICARNA highlights the pastimes of these automobiles and we couldn't feel more grateful to have Ray Evernham as our tour guide. With stories including legends Carroll Shelby, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and even Elvis himself, this season is the ultimate car guy's take on American cultural history," said Robert Scanlon, general manager of Velocity.

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