Having raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway for six years, along the way earning one track championship and three state championships, Chris Dilbeck has become somewhat of a household name ¿ to Legends series fans.
But this week, the rest of the nation will learn Dilbeck¿s name when he is featured on the Jane Pauley Show this Friday at 3 p.m. on NBC. Dilbeck will discuss his life-changing experience with the Discovery Health Channel¿s National Body Challenge, a nationwide initiative challenging Americans to improve their health, shed extra pounds, and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Dilbeck, the defending Pro division champion at Atlanta¿s summer racing series, was chosen by the Discovery Health Channel in August to be featured in their Body Challenge series. Since then, the network has followed him through racing, school, working out and dieting. The result, a one-hour special, will air on Discovery Health Channel on Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. The show, one in a series of six the network has produced for its National Body Challenge, will also re-air on Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.
In the meantime, Dilbeck will be promoting the special on local and national media shows, including the Jane Pauley show.
"I enjoyed it ¿ Jane was really nice," Dilbeck said, "She asked me about about losing weight and the Body Challenge, but also a lot about racing, and how my mom deals with it ¿ stuff like that."
Dilbeck is also expected to be featured on local Fox television morning show Good Day Atlanta, and popular Q100 morning radio¿s "The Bert Show." He will then finish off the week at North Point Mall on Saturday, when the National Body Challenge participants will have their first weigh-in.
Dilbeck has so far lost an impressive 31 pounds, and he plans to shed 10 more.
"I¿ve been working out pretty good," Dilbeck said, "It¿s a good program to inspire viewers to get in shape and stay healthy."