NASCAR Stars Appear in Big Break All-Star Challenge


ORLANDO, Fla. -- NASCAR drivers are used to long and fast drives on the pavement. On Tuesday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET (Replay, Wed. 10:30 PM/ET), several of NASCARs stars steer for The Golf Channel airwaves by way of long drives and a few chips and putts all in the name of charity.
The hour-long Big Break All-Star Challenge will be a spin-off of the networks successful reality series The Big Break. The popular show pits 10 highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness with the last contestant standing awarded their Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in select professional tournaments based upon the seasons prize.
Hosted by The Golf Channels Brian Hammons and NBC Sports and former Winston Cup Champion Benny Parsons, this Big Break All-Star Challenge features drivers Dale Jarrett, Jamie McMurray, Elliott Sadler, Rusty Wallace and Michael Waltrip competing in select series challenges, including the viewer-favorite glass-breaking challenge as well as a long drive competition.
Just like in The Big Break, a player will be eliminated after each round. However, instead of receiving exemptions onto a professional golf tour, these drivers will be playing for charity. The winning driver will earn $5,000 for his selected charity, while the remaining drivers charities will receive $2,000 courtesy of The Golf Channel.
A previous Big Break All-Star Challenge featured the World Champion Boston Red Sox. Additional shows will air including a match between the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Big Break series next installment will introduce a new team format, but ultimately only one golfer will reach his ultimate dream. The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe, 14-week series begins Sept. 13, with each weekly episode premiering Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.