DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the third consecutive year, NASCAR Productions scored a victory at the Sports Emmy Awards, recognized in the Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound category during Monday’s awards ceremony in New York.
The Sports Emmy was awarded for NASCAR Productions’ work on "Feeling Speed," a special documentary episode of FS1’s studio show "NASCAR Race Hub" – the long-running weekday series recapping the day’s NASCAR news.
The documentary received top honors for its innovative use of sound to showcase how deaf NASCAR fans experience a race. The film follows 40 members of the Deaf NASCAR Fans group during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, exploring the science of sound and how the event is perceived through the other four senses.
"NASCAR Productions and FOX Sports continue to push the envelope of technical innovation and storytelling, so it’s rewarding to see ‘Feeling Speed’ recognized for its creative use of sound," said Tally Hair, NASCAR Productions managing director and executive producer. "We’re so grateful for the work of senior audio mixer Ben Potts, the audio team and everyone who worked on this project for bringing to life such a unique and inspirational story on NASCAR Race Hub."
Last night’s ceremony also recognized the sport’s broadcast partners FOX and NBC in several categories, including NASCAR on FOX for Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound, a category it has won every year since 2006 and 17 of the last 18 years. View the full list of winners here.
Presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the Sports Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sports television coverage. Nominations were announced in 41 categories, and winners were honored on Monday night at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York.
In April, NASCAR Productions was presented with a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. The prestigious honor was awarded in the category of Large-Scale "At Home" Production for Live Sports.
Watch more from NASCAR Productions and FOX by tuning in this Sunday for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, live at 6 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.