Netflix’s The Crew Trailer Starring Kevin James as a NASCAR Crew Chief
The series stars James as the leader of the fictional Bobby Spencer Racing team. When the team’s old-school owner, Bobby Spencer himself (Bruce McGill), steps down and passes the team off to his daughter Catherine (Jillian Mueller), James has to protect himself and his crew from her attempts to modernize the team.
Step 1 of Catherine’s plan: Replace the clearly very bad (or at least dumb and distracted) driver Jake, who is played by Freddie Stroma.
Sarah Stiles, Gary Anthony Williams, and Dan Ahdoot also star. Paris Berelc will guest star as Jessie, a young race car driver who Catherine wants to replace Jake on the Bobby Spencer racing team. Sponsors love the idea of getting a young woman behind the wheel, and unlike Jake, she knows as much about the cars as the mechanics.
McGill’s Bobby Spencer was a beloved driver back in NASCAR’s early years who started up his own team when he retired. Seeing his team’s fortunes declining as the technology-driven teams dominate the sport, he turns the operation over to his daughter… but staying away isn’t as easy as he thought.
Jeff Lowell (The Ranch, Two and a Half Men, Spin City) will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Andy Fickman (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2) directed all of the episodes and is also an executive producer. Kevin James, Jeff Sussman, and Todd Garner are also executive producers, as are Matt Summers and Tim Clark on the NASCAR side.
The Crew will debut on Monday, February 15 on Netflix.