CAMCAT Returns for SPEED Coverage of NASCAR All-Star Race Saturday Night

foxsports_logoCAMCAT Returns for SPEED Coverage of NASCAR All-Star Race Saturday Night

Chase Utley & Phillies Host Joey Votto & Reds on

FOX Saturday Baseball at 3:30 PM ET; Rays/Orioles & White Sox/Angels Also Featured

Survival Sunday on FOX Soccer Features Nine Matches for Barclay’s Premiere League Season Finale

NASCAR SPRINT CUP ALL-STAR RACE ON SPEED HIGHLIGHTS BIG WEEKEND IN CHARLOTTE For the first time since this year’s Daytona 500, FOX Sports and SPEED bring CAMCAT back to the track, as the 85-mph, high-tech camera suspended above the race track by a pair of gigantic cranes positioned outside of Charlotte Motor Speedway adds a strong element to SPEED’s signature coverage of the 29th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 18 (7:00 PM ET).  With $1 million-to-win from Sprint, and another $1 million available to any driver that can win all five segments, this ‘anything goes’ event showcases the sport’s biggest stars.

A special three-hour All-Star edition of NASCAR RaceDay Fueled by Sunoco begins at 4:00 PM ET with hosts John Roberts, Kyle Petty and Larry McReynolds leading into live coverage of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. NASCAR Race Hub hosts Steve Byrnes and Danielle Trotta handles driver introductions.

Mike Joy, NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and McReynolds call the action once live racing begins with the Sprint Showdown, the final opportunity for drivers to race their way into the main event. SPEED’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on-air team also includes Chris Myers from the famed Hollywood Hotel, Jeff Hammond, Krista Voda, Byrnes and Matt Yocum. In addition, Hall of Fame broadcaster Keith Jackson narrates a pre-race All-Star retrospective. Jackson called NASCAR’s first three All-Star events, including Dale Earnhardt’s famous “Pass in the Grass” win in The Winston in 1987.

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend television schedule (all times ET & subject to change):

Friday, May 17

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice (10:30 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice: Showdown (Noon, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice: All-Star (1:30 PM LIVE)
  • Trackside (3:00 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying (4:00 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying: Showdown (5:00 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying: All-Star (6:00 PM, LIVE)
  • NCWTS Setup (7:30 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (8:00 PM, LIVE)

Saturday, May 18

  • SPEED Center: NASCAR Edition (3:30 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR RaceDay Fueled by Sunoco: Special All-Star Edition (4:00 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (7:00 PM, LIVE)
  • NASCAR Victory Lane (11:00 PM, LIVE)

Sunday, May 19

  • SPEED Center (7:00 PM)
  • Wind Tunnel w/Dave Despain (8:00 PM)
  • Inside the Headsets: 2013 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (8:30 PM)

 

NASCAR ON FOX FROM DARLINGTON IS MOST-WATCHED SPORTS EVENT OF THE DAY – Airing in primetime against stiff competition this past Saturday night, NASCAR on FOX Sprint Cup racing from Darlington emerged as the highest-rated and most-watched sports event of the day.  Head-to-head, NASCAR on FOX delivered a 3.8/7 (5.9 million viewers) +11% on viewership versus ABC’s Knicks-Pacers NBA playoff game (3.5/7, 5.3 million viewers).  Saturday night’s Darlington 500 was flat with last year’s race.  Season-to-date, NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing on FOX is averaging a 4.9/10 with 7.9 million viewers, flat with last year.

MLB ON FOX: WEEK 7 – The FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK returns on Saturday, May 18 (3:30 PM ET) with three intriguing matchups. In Philadelphia, big bats are on display as Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and the Phillies host Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and the Reds. The Rays and their strong pitching staff look to slow down phenom Manny Machado and the Orioles in Baltimore. Also the Angels host the White Sox in Southern California.

Coverage begins with the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW, a full 30-minute program originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. The show is hosted by longtime FOX Sports and MLB Network broadcaster Matt Vasgersian who is joined this week by analysts Harold Reynolds and Mitch Williams.

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GAME                                                                                     PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                                  COV.

Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies                       Thom Brennaman & Tom Verducci                               45%

Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Denver, Greensboro, Greenville, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tulsa

Probable Pitchers: Bronson Arroyo, RHP (3-4, 3.76 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick, RHP (4-1, 2.47 ERA)

 

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles                         Dick Stockton & Brian Anderson                                   40%

Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, MD

MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Portland, Providence, Richmond, San Antonio, Seattle, Tampa, Washington, West Palm Beach

Probable Pitchers: Roberto Hernandez, RHP (2-4, 4.43 ERA) vs. TBA

 

Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels*                Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver                                             14%

& Ken Rosenthal

Angel Stadium – Anaheim, CA

MARKETS INCLUDE: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City

Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago, LHP (1-2, 2.23 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton, RHP (0-7, 6.46 ERA)

*On FOX Deportes

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ROSENTHAL EXAMINES PHILLIES’ LATEST MOVE – In an exclusive for FOXSports.com, MLB on FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal examines the hottest topics surrounding Major League Baseball, including the today’s deal that brought Carlos Zambrano to the Phillies. “Right-hander Carlos Zambrano, the emotional, controversial former Cub, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Phillies,” Rosenthal writes. “The Phillies are looking for rotation help following the news that right-hander Roy Halladay could miss the entire season due to shoulder surgery.”

For more from Rosenthal, visit http://msn.foxsports.com/writer/Ken_Rosenthal.

FOX SOCCER PRESENTS NINE LIVE MATCHES ON SUNDAY FOR FINALE OF BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON – Every year, on the final day of England’s Barclays Premier League season, all 20 teams from the world’s top domestic soccer competition play each other in a frantic 10-match race for financial survival, hardware and European honors. This year FSN, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, along with digital platforms FOXSoccer.com and FOX Soccer 2Go, carry all nine matches live Sunday, May 19 (11:00 AM ET).  Pre-match coverage begins at 10:30 AM ET on FOX Soccer with Tottenham taking on Sunderland. Spurs’ season comes down to this final match, with a must-need win at White Hart Lane, plus some help from other results, to give them the fourth-place finish and coveted Champions League berth. Simultaneously on FOX Soccer Plus, third-placed Chelsea faces Everton, who are still without a manager following former coach David Moyes replacing the retired Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. Known to soccer fans as “relegation Sunday” and dubbed Survival Sunday by FOX, the final day of the Barclays Premier League season is filled with last-minute drama and passion for all the fans and teams involved.

2013 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF SEASON ON FUEL TV – The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season kicks off live on FUEL TV Saturday, May 18 (4:00 PM ET) with the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, CA. For 2013, FUEL TV brings live coverage of all 12 rounds, with eight rounds of Moto 1 coverage and four rounds of Moto 2 coverage. The longtime duo of three-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Jeff Emig and veteran announcer Jason Weigandt are back to provide event play-by-play and analysis to the viewers at home. On the track, Kelli Stavast and Erin Coscerelli report the latest breaking news from the pits and the starting gate, while interviewing riders before and after they hit the track. Watch to see if 2012 Champion Ryan Dungey can repeat again this year or if 2011 Champion Ryan Villopoto returns to his dominant form.

UNDEFEATED UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CORMIER JOINS SONNEN AS ANALYST FOR UFC ON FX 8 SHOWS – This week’s coverage of UFC on FX 8 features undefeated UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier, who joins light heavyweight Chael Sonnen as an analyst on FUEL TV. The two sit in with host Karyn Bryant at the FOX Sports Los Angeles studios to kick off the action on Friday, May 17 (3:00 PM ET) with the one-hour live UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW ON FUEL TV. The UFC ON FX 8 PRELIMS begin on FUEL TV on Saturday, May 18 (6:00 PM ET) with Jon Anik and Kenny Florian calling the fights live from Arena Jaragua in Jaragua, Brazil. The main card starts on FX at 9:00 PM ET, while FUEL TV wraps coverage of the evening with the UFC POSTFIGHT SHOW later that evening (11:00 PM ET).

ROCKHOLD CAN OVERCOME BELFORT AT UFC ON FX 8, SAYS SONNEN – The Octagon heads to Brazil this weekend for UFC ON FX 8: BELFORT VS. ROCKHOLD, featuring an explosive main card fight between Brazilian UFC superstar Vitor Belfort and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. FUEL TV’s UFC TONIGHT analyst and current UFC Light Heavyweight Chael Sonnen believes Rockhold has three things he needs to overcome to get the victory: “It’s the main event, it’s in Brazil, and it’s his first time in the UFC. He can do it, but it’s going to be tight. He’s one of the most explosive fighters in the UFC.” For a detailed breakdown of the fights, watch this clip: http://youtu.be/hP3kuYRBT48.  For Sonnen’s predictions, click here: http://youtu.be/iMCT2Z0ly7U

FSMG NATIONAL NETWORK KEY EVENTS CALENDAR

All Times Eastern and Subject to Change

* Also Airing on Deportes

 

Week of: 5/15/2013 – 5/22/2013

 

DATE                      NETWORK            TIME                       EVENT DETAILS

5/15/13                  FOX Deportes        6:00 PM               Copa Libertadores: Quarterfinal – Vélez Sarsfield/Newell’s Old Boys

5/15/13                  FOX Deportes        9:00 PM               Copa Libertadores: Quarterfinal – Corinthians/Boca Juniors

5/16/13                  FOX Deportes        7:00 PM               Copa Libertadores: Quarterfinal – Olimpia/Tigre

5/16/13                  FOX Deportes        9:30 PM               Copa Libertadores: Quarterfinal – Ind. Santa Fe/Gremio

5/17/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:30 AM                National Rugby League: Rabbitohs v Tigers

5/17/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:55 PM               Amlin Challenge Cup: Final – Stade Francais/Leinster

5/17/13                  FUEL TV                  3:00 PM               UFC Weigh-in on FUEL TV

5/17/13                  SPEED                    8:00 PM               NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Charlotte

5/17/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 11:00 PM               Australian Rules Football League: Essendon/Brisbane Lions

5/18/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   3:30 AM                National Rugby League: Dragons/Eels

5/18/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:30 AM                Australian Rules Football League: Collingwood/Geelong Cats

5/48/13                  FOX Soccer Plus 11:55 AM               Heineken Cup: Final – Clermont Auvergne/Toulon

5/18/13                  FOX                          3:30 PM               MLB on FOX: CWS at LAA*/TB at BAL/CIN at PHL

5/18/13                  FUEL TV                  6:00 PM               UFC Prelims on FUEL TV

5/18/13                  SPEED                    7:00 PM               NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing: The Sprint All-Star Race

5/18/13                  FX*                            9:00 PM               UFC on FX 8: Fight Night (Jaragua do Sul, Brazil)

5/18/13                  FOX Deportes        9:30 PM               Golden Boy Promotions: Mexico – Shane Mosley/Pablo Cesar Cano

5/18/13                  FOX Soccer Plus                 11:00 PM               Australian Rules Football League: Carlton/Port Adelaide

5/19/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   7:30 AM                Scottish Premier League: Ross County/Inverness CT

5/19/13                  SPEED                    8:00 AM                MotoGP World Championship: French Grand Prix

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: Chelsea/Everton

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: Liverpool/Queens Park Rangers

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: Manchester City/Norwich City

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: Southampton/Stoke City

5/19/13                 FOX Soccer            11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur/Sunderland

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: West Ham United/Reading

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: West Brom/Manchester United

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: Wigan Athletic/Aston Villa

5/19/13                  TBD                        11:00 AM               Barclays Premier League: Swansea CityvsFulham

5/19/13                  SPEED                    2:00 PM               ARCA Racing Series: Toledo

5/19/13                  SPEED                    4:00 PM               Australian V8 Supercars: Austin

5/20/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   5:00 AM                National Rugby League: Storm/Sea Eagles

5/20/13                  FOX Soccer Plus   2:30 PM               Super League Rugby: Leeds/St. Helens

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