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“Motor Mega Week,” which is set to launch Feb. 26, features the premieres of three new series. Discovery Network is adding another themed week to its schedule: “Motor Mega Week.”
The channel, which will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Shark Week” this year, is launching the new themed week starting Feb. 26.
It will feature three new series premieres — Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings, Twin Turbos and Shifting Gears With Aaron Kaufman — along with a four-part, “supersized” series, Street Outlaws vs. Fast N’ Loud: Build to Mega Race. The week also will feature four consecutive nights of programming focusing on epic car builds, culminating in the Mega Race finale as Fast N’ Loud’s Richard Rawlings and his Gas Monkey team take on the 405 crew from Street Outlaws.
“Motor Mega Week” launches with Kickoff to Mega Race at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Monday, Feb. 26, followed by Street Outlaws vs. Fast N’ Loud: Build to Mega Race Part 1. This is the first installment of the four-part Build to Mega Race series, which takes viewers inside the garages of some of the network’s top motor talent as they prep for the Mega Race showdown.
For the first time, Misfit Garage’s Tom Smith and Thomas Weeks, alongside their Fired Up Garage team, will compete against Street Outlaws’ Farmtruck and AZN. NASCAR driver Kyle Busch joins the Gas Monkey and 405 crews on the track to serve as race master and make sure neither team bends the rules as it competes for the largest cash prize in network history in the Mega Race finale, airing Monday, March. 5
Build to Mega Race continues with Part 2 on Tuesday, Feb. 27, before the premiere of Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings. In this new series, Outlaw veteran Chuck serves as race master in a new city on a new “no prep” track every week, with racers competing becoming the ultimate no prep winner.