• Mar 17, 2011
In an effort to gain some viewership, Top Gear America has teamed up with NASCAR to rename the May 28 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway the Top Gear 300. To tease season two of the American spinoff of the so-far superior English car show, clips from Top Gear America will be broadcast during the race.

Top Gear America clips will also air on Charlotte Motor Speedway's 200-foot high-definition jumbotron, the biggest high-def TV in the world. That's gonna make Rutledge's head look extra big, no? (Just kidding, Mr. Wood, your head's just fine.)

Details are scant as to what TGUSA paid for all this, but we can't imagine it came cheap. The green flag waves on the Top Gear 300 at 2:30 EST on May 28. Only time will tell if this move ends up boosting TGUSA's ratings for season two.

[Source: UPI.com]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      top gear usa is the best domestic car show currently being offered, and top gear uk is always a season late, so the US version is the only one i'd watch on tv..
      • 3 Years Ago
      That guy on the right looks like a guy, except he's sitting on his leg. So it must be a woman dressed up to look like a guy.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Some won't.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually he's not sitting on his leg. Your powers of observation are sub-par. I award you no points.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope this really helps Top Gear USA. Honestly it is one of the best shows on American TV (not that there's a lot of good competition but still!)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Quit being unfunny and bad and people will watch your show. Plenty of motorheads in the US to warrant a good car TV show.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I quite like Top Gear US, while it's not as good as Top Gear UK, I never expected it to be.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "That's gonna make Rutledge's head look extra big, no? (Just kidding, Mr. Wood, your head's just fine.)"

      Who? Oh, you mean Kevin Smith.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought the Dallas Cowboys stadium had the largest HD TV in the world?
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's not as big as 200ft. tall...
      • 3 Years Ago
      So the American version of Top Gear is going to try to appeal to the drunken redneck demographic. Looks like I'll be sticking to the original.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I have grown sick and tired of some of the stupid hillbilly announcers on NASCAR broadcasts. They're not all hilljacks, but it seems like English is a foreign language to some of those guys. IMHO Jeff Hammond needs to go back down to Wally's Filling Station to work with Gomer and Goober and things would immediately improve.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, the show was picking up after a really slow start. I can say I am looking forward to the next season when early on I thought I would stop watching. Hopefully with this advertising others hear about it as well so it can stay on air.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No, just no. Top Gear and NASCAR do not belong together. I say this and I'm a NASCAR fan!
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think the two go together perfectly. If they want to throw Jay Leno int here too then I'll be able to get all my things I don't want to watch in the same basket.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Top Gear UK is the best show on the planet if you like cars. Top Gear USA isn't a bad clone and was building some of its own character by the time season 1 wrapped. I sincerely hope this move is just for publicity and it doesn't mean it's going to become a hillbillified NASCAR shilling promotional tool like 90% of the SPEED programing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Big Deal the show sucked so I bet the race will to.
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