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Shotgun is a high-octane automotive quiz show that tests contestants ability to answer questions while riding in the passengers seat of a professional race car around four different courses at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California.
During the series, Rutledge Wood has six contestants ride "shotgun" as professional race-car drivers work the course while they are asked questions ranging from pop culture to geography. Contestants who answer the most questions correctly in each round will move on to the next race course. Each new course will feature unique challenges and a different race vehicle. The last contestant standing after all four rounds wins $25,000.
The series originally debuted on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app before it television debut.
The first four episodes were available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app on November 6 following NBC's Nascar Sprint Cup race coverage from Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the second four episodes would be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app on November 13 following NBC's Nascar Spirit Cup playoff race from Phoenix.
The Network series premiered immediately following NBCSN's coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship from Miami while an encore presentation of the show will air on its parent network NBC on December 11, 2016.
Before this series, host Rutledge Wood is host of the racing show NASCAR on NBC.
The series is produced by Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri, creators of the hit CBS reality series The Amazing Race.