NOTES AND QUOTES FROM NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE COVERAGE FROM INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON NBCSN

Race winner Kyle Busch to reporter Marty Snider from Victory Lane: “I just can’t believe this run right now. I just can’t believe what is going on.”

Runner-up Joey Logano to Dave Burns after the race: “I don’t know what got into those guys. I guess Kyle is back.”

Jeff Burton on Kyle Busch: “I am convinced that Kyle Busch’s injury actually helped him in a strange way. When you have something that is taken away from you, it means more to you.”

Indianapolis, Ind. – July 26, 2015 – NBCSN presented its main event from Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier today with Sprint Cup Racing from the Brickyard Presented by Golden Corral. Inside the NBCSN broadcast booth, race announcer Rick Allen, 21-time Sprint Cup winning driver Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte called the action. Working the pits were NBCSN reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Mike Massaro and Dave Burns.

The following are highlights from today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race coverage on NBCSN.

Letarte on Indy’s high-drag aero package: “You may not be able to see air, but you can see the effect of air. As you look at the hood of [Carl Edward’s] No. 19 car, you can see the flaps opening and the hood itself bouncing around. That is purely because of the effect of the car in front of him and shows you how much air is hitting these race cars.”

Burton on the lap-50 wreck that sent Gordon’s No. 24 car into the wall: “We talked a lot about how much this race means to Jeff Gordon and how he won the inaugural race here. This is certainly not the way he wanted this race to go. There’s a lot of damage on that car. They’re going to keep coming back to the pits, but it’s going to be hard to get that fixed.”

Burton on the hot conditions and the drivers’ helmet cooling system:  “Temperatures are over 130 degrees inside these cars.  On the scanner, you may hear drivers talk about air conditioning. Let’s be clear, there is no air conditioning inside these cars.  There is air flow into their helmets through a hose, and that air is roughly 30 degrees cooler than what it is outside. That may not sound like a lot, but blowing into your head, that makes a big difference. The air is also scrubbed in order to remove the carbon monoxide. Cool, clean air into your helmet is a wonderful thing.”

Letarte reacting to Casey Mears’ in-car temperature gauge reading 133 degrees during a pit stop:  “The car will actually cool down a bit when they are out running under green, but when they come down onto pit road at those slow speeds, the temperature really, really spikes.”

Burton on the importance of being precise in the corners at Indy: “It is a game of inches. If you miss it by two inches you are out of the groove, especially when you are really trying to maximize your speed. These drivers are trying to give a 100 percent. They are not running around here at 97 percent…You have four distinct corners. Nowhere, except for on road courses, do you have corners like these. If you miss a little bit in each corner it can end up being three quarters of a second on the time.”

Kyle Busch’s crew chief Adam Stevens talks with Snider on getting points vs. winning at the Brickyard: “We just need a little bit of luck to pull this one off. This is the Brickyard all that (points) goes out the window. We will worry about points next week, we’ve got to get a trophy today.”

Letarte on playing the fuel mileage game in the last laps: “Sometimes things look lucky. They are calculated gambles…You have to be willing to lose a race, but that is the best way to win a race.”

Burton on Kyle Busch leading into the green-white-checker finish: “Kyle Busch’s largest supporter in the world would not believe he could win the races he has won over the last month. It is really uncharted territory. I am convinced that Kyle Busch’s injury actually helped him in a strange way. When you have something that is taken away from you, it means more to you. Kyle has come back with a vengeance. To prove that he is a racecar driver, to prove he can overcome adversity. He has me convinced. There is no question he knows what he is doing.”

Stevens on winning 4 out of the last 5 Sprint Cup races: “It is a championship run. We are transitioning from making The Chase, to trying to win this championship.”

Race winner Kyle Busch to reporter Snider from Victory Lane: “I just can’t believe this run right now. I just can’t believe what is going on. Everybody is going to be tasting the rainbow tonight, that is for sure…Toyota has now captured a win at every single active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racetrack, that is pretty awesome for us to do that…I think maybe I found my happy place.”

Runner-up Joey Logano to Burns after the race: “I don’t know what got into those guys. I guess Kyle is back.”

NBCSN’s NASCAR coverage continues tomorrow afternoon with a 60-minute edition of NASCAR America Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the Countdown to Green, Served by Sonic pre-race show at 3 p.m. ET. At 3:30 p.m. ET, coverage shifts to the broadcast booth as NBCSN presents Sprint Cup Racing from the Brickyard Presented by Golden Corral.

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NOTES AND QUOTES FROM NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES PRE-RACE COVERAGE FROM INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON NBCSN

Jeff Gordon on the thought of winning his final race in Indy: “A victory would only be the icing on the cake. I have had a lot of dreams come true at Indianapolis.”

Rick Hendrick on Gordon’s final Indy race: “It is hard to believe this is it. When you look back at history and this sport, he opened the door for so many guys.”

Dale Jarrett on starting the “kissing the bricks” tradition: “We had no idea that we were going to start something that would be continued through every Brickyard 400 winner after that, and now even the guys that win the Indy 500 kiss the bricks. It is pretty special.”

Tony Stewart to Jeff Burton during his warm-up laps: “I don’t think it’s that hot out here…Maybe some of these guys will fall out in the heat, and we will just keep trucking.”

Indianapolis, Ind. – July 26, 2015 – NBCSN presents Sprint Cup Racing from the Brickyard Presented by Golden Corral this afternoon from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Coverage began with NASCAR America Sunday, followed by the Countdown to Green, Served by Sonic pre-race show. Both were hosted by Krista Voda, alongside NASCAR on NBCSN analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett.

Inside the NBCSN broadcast booth, race announcer Rick Allen, 21-time Sprint Cup winning driver Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte offered their perspectives. Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro reported from pit road leading up to today’s 3:39 p.m. ET green flag.

Sunday’s pre-race show included a feature on five-time Brickyard champion, Jeff Gordon. The all-time winningest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver at Indianapolis, Gordon reflected on growing up in Indiana, winning the inaugural 1994 Brickyard 400, and the emotions surrounding his last race at Indy.

In addition, NBCSN’s Rutledge Wood connected with two-time winner of the Brickyard 400, Tony Stewart. Together they explored the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, and reminisced about the prominent personalities who have contributed to auto racing.

The following are highlights from this afternoon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup pre-race coverage on NBCSN.

Paul Menard to Stavast about the new aerodynamics package: “A lot of unknowns still. The [XFINITY] cars were a handful yesterday. They weren’t horrible, it was just different when you moved in close on somebody….. Track position and clean air are going to be just as important as ever.”

Dale Jarrett on “kissing the bricks” – a Brickyard victory tradition that he started after capturing the checkered flag in 1996: Todd Parrot and I started talking about doing something different if we could win and came up with the idea of kissing the bricks. We kept it to ourselves. None of our crew knew anything about it. We wanted it to be something special…We had no idea that we were going to start something that would be continued through every Brickyard 400 winner after that, and now even the guys that win the Indy 500 kiss the bricks. It is pretty special.”

Team owner Rick Hendrick joined Voda, Petty and Jarrett on the pre-race set to discuss Jeff Gordon: “This is a special place for Jeff and a special day. I can’t believe it, it feels like yesterday when we showed up in 1994 and he won that race. It is hard to believe this is it. When you look back at history and this sport, he opened the door for so many guys. When I started you had to be about 35 years old and you had to grow up in the south east…He has been such a good ambassador and so good for our company and such a good friend of mine. He is a special person.”

Gordon on the thought of winning his final Brickyard 400: “A victory would only be the icing on the cake. I have had a lot of dreams come true at Indianapolis. That would be a dream come true for me.”

Prior to the green flag, Burton commented on Gordon’s final race: “I have to believe that one of the highlights of his career is winning the inaugural NASCAR race here at the Brickyard. I remember that day vividly— the place was packed, the fans went crazy… he started his short-track racing career just down the street, so the Indiana crowd loved it when he won here.”

Letarte added: “Without a doubt this is going to be an emotional day for Jeff Gordon. He has done so much for people in the garage. The trophies tell one story, and everyone that he has worked with tell another. Jimmy Johnson is here because of Jeff Gordon. Chad Knaus got his start because of Jeff Gordon. I was a garage guy and now on a screen talking to you because Jeff Gordon gave me the opportunity to be his crew chief. His legacy stretches way beyond his trophies.”  

Tony Stewart commented on the heat during his on-board chat with Burton before the green flag: “I don’t think it’s that hot out here…Maybe some of these guys will fall out in the heat, and we will just keep trucking.”

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NOTES AND QUOTES FROM XFINITY SERIES PRE-RACE AND RACE COVERAGE FROM INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON NBC

Winner Kyle Busch from Victory Lane: “I just got close enough to make [Blaney] mess up.”

Runner-up Ryan Blaney to reporter Mike Massaro: “We had it won, and the driver gave it away.”

Jeff Burton: “Ryan Blaney is a really good, young race car driver. He just made a mistake.”

Indianapolis, I.N. – July 25, 2015 – NBC presented its first NASCAR XFINITY Series race of 2015 earlier today from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Saturday afternoon’s festivities began with Countdown to Green hosted by Krista Voda, who worked alongside NASCAR on NBC analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett.

When the engines fired and the green flag dropped, coverage for the XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 shifted to the booth where race announcer Rick Allen, 21-time Sprint Cup winning driver Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte called the action.

Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro patrolled pit road at the Brickyard during the NBC broadcast, which culminated in dramatic fashion as Kyle Busch executed a thrilling last-lap pass of Ryan Blaney for the victory and an opportunity to kiss the bricks.

 

The following are highlights from this afternoon’s XFINITY pre-race and race coverage on NBC.

Jarrett on the excitement of racing at Indy: “I get chills every time I drive through that tunnel and come in here…Knowing that you are at the most famous motorsports venue in the world makes it even more special.”

Petty on Chase Elliott’s opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his father, Hall of Fame driver Bill Elliott, and capture a checkered flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: “It is incredibly special to go to Victory Lane with your father and stand beside him as he hoists the trophy. To be able to go back to that same racetrack years later, win the race and hoist the trophy yourself while your dad is standing next to you? You can take all the money that you make and it all gets spent, but those memories and those pictures last a lifetime.”

Petty on the new aerodynamics package: “Everybody here is going to be learning on the fly, not only the drivers. I’m betting the crew members, drivers and engineers over in the Cup garage are walking pit road talking…This is going to be a learning experience for all of NASCAR, for both of these divisions. Not just the XFINITY series. The XFINITY drivers are the test rabbits. They are the ones we are sending out first to see what they are going to do. What we see today will be reflected in the race tomorrow.”

Burton on the new aerodynamics package: “How is your car going to drive when you enter turn one? We don’t know because we haven’t done this with forty cars on a race track at the same time. I would be a little nervous.”

Burton on Daniel Suarez as he closed in on race leader Kyle Busch: “Here’s a young driver in Daniel Suarez, who is making his first start at one of the most historic race tracks in all of the world, and he has a chance to beat Kyle Busch, one of the best drivers in NASCAR. That is what today is all about and the essence of the XFINITY Series. Mixing these younger drivers and more experienced drivers together on the same race track.”

Letarte on Kyle Busch’s miscommunication with his crew chief: “The basic questions between a driver and a crew chief when pit road opens are, what do you need on your chassis and are we or are we not pitting. Sometimes when you make things more complicated than that, it doesn’t work out. Keeping things simple is sometimes the better way.”

Letarte on crew chief strategy: “This is a 180 mile-an-hour chess game. These crew chiefs not only have to have a good strategy, but the driver has to be on board. All the moving parts and pieces have to align. Kyle Busch looks like he is in great shape. But, Kyle Larson back in 17th he has more fuel. We have no idea which strategy is going to pay off until we see when or how the cautions fall.”

Following Erik Jones’ interview with Snider, during which he owned up to the fact that the wreck that ended his day and triggered the race’s third caution flag was his fault, Burton offered: “I like a race car driver that will just say, ‘You know what, I messed up. I was trying hard, but I lost it.’ I like that. No excuses, just own up to it, learn from it, and move on.”

With seven laps to go Burton comments on current race leader Ryan Blaney: “If you are Blaney in the No. 22, this is what you dream about. You are in Indy– these are the opportunities you hope you get. We have all seen Blaney grow and become a better race car driver. This is the opportunity he has wanted for a long time.”

Burton on Ryan Blaney after Kyle Busch’s last lap pass: “Ryan Blaney is a really good, young race car driver, he just made a mistake. Getting over it will take a long time. You are broken hearted, but you just have to learn from it and move on.”

Letarte added: “It’s all about momentum here at Indy, and it didn’t take much more than a small bobble and the No. 54 was there. Kyle is a veteran driver and rode in the back a little to cool his stuff, but he was there when it mattered.”

Burton followed: “It all started a few laps before that.  Blaney had a good lead, but caught a lapped car…  I think that [No. 70 car of Derrike Cope’s] had to slow way down in the straightaway and get completely out of the way, so that he wasn’t involved.  That slowed Blaney down, and then he missed turn 2, which opened the door for Kyle Busch.  So a lapped car presented an opportunity for Kyle Busch, but at the end of the day, Blaney just missed his mark.”

Blaney to Massaro after the race: “[Kyle Busch] got around us. It is my fault. Team Penske did a great job, giving us a good car to drive from 11th to the lead. We had it won, and the driver gave it away.”

Winner Kyle Busch from Victory Lane: “I just got close enough to make him mess up. I made him get tight around (turn) two, and I was able to capitalize underneath him…We should have won this thing going away, but I guess we had to make it exciting.”

Kyle Busch’s XFINITY crew-chief Chris Gayle on winning in the Brickyard: “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I thought we had the best car all day, and then I was worried when we lost it on the restart. It is why you don’t give up, you just never know. There are lapped cars there are lots of reasons to get back in it, and you just have to utilize that opportunity. It is incredible. There isn’t a bigger one for me.”

Snider on the drivers’ post-race exhaustion: “We have all known these drivers a long time and I don’t think I’ve seen more drivers as exhausted as they are today getting out of their cars. It is going to make for an interesting tomorrow, that is for sure.”

NBCSN’s NASCAR coverage continues tomorrow afternoon with a 60-minute edition of NASCAR America Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the Countdown to Green, Served by Sonic pre-race show at 3 p.m. ET. At 3:30 p.m. ET, coverage shifts to the broadcast booth as NBCSN presents Sprint Cup Racing from the Brickyard Presented by Golden Corral.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 24

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 24, 2015 – “Tour Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick, daily overview of Tour de France coverage, plus information and highlights. It will be published weekdays to preview the nightly Tour Primetime show, featuring a look at the day’s most compelling action with analysis, interviews, and updates. On Fridays, a weekend “Tour Pass” edition will be posted.

Coverage of the Tour de France will be presented on NBC and NBCSN. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Tour de France coverage, click here.

Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature coverage of Stage 19 from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire.

Live coverage continues Saturday, July 25, at 7 a.m. ET with Stage 20 from Modane to Alpe d’Huez.

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 102nd Tour de France concludes on Sunday, with the final stage, Stage 21 from Sèvres to Paris at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Tour de France: Final recap at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Tour Primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

 

Date Time Coverage Network
Fri., July 24 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire (Tour Primetime) NBCSN
Sat., July 25 7 – 11:30 a.m.. Stage 20: Modane to Alpe d’Huez (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 26 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stage 21: Sèvres to Paris (LIVE) NBCSN
Sun., July 26 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Stage 21: Sèvres to Paris NBC
Sun., July 26 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Stage 21: Sèvres to Paris (Tour Primetime) NBCSN

 

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, the voices of cycling, call the race action for the live shows with reporters Steve SchlangerJenna Corrado, and Steve Porino (‘inside-the-race’). Todd Harris hosts nightly studio coverage with analyst Bob Roll, and former professional cyclists and analysts Christian Vande Velde and Jens Voigt, who makes his Tour de France debut for NBC Sports Group.

TOUR PRIMETIME ON NBCSN

 Tour Primetime will air on NBCSN throughout the Tour. The show will take a look at the day’s stage with comprehensive analysis, insights and the most compelling storylines. Highlighting Tour Primetime will be a full replay of the day’s exciting race action complemented by fresh, post-race interviews with riders, telestrator analysis, and strategy segments.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH JULY 24, 2015 – JULY 26, 2015

(All times ET)

The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team.

For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extraclick here.

 

Friday, July 24

2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series – Final Practice

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open

4 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Final Practice

6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

7 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice

8 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour de France: Stage 19

11 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR K&N Series

 

Saturday, July 25

6:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: Omega European Masters

7 a.m. on NBCSN – Tour de France: Stage 20

8 a.m. on CNBC – F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying

11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series – Qualifying

1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open

1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Qualifying

2 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Global Rallycross

3 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR XFINITY Series: Lilly Diabetes 250 – Indianapolis

3 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour: Meijer LPGA Classic

4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – GP2 Hungary

6 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil Motocross: Washougal

8 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier Boxing Champions

 

Sunday, July 26

5 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: Omega European Masters

7:30 a.m. on CNBC – F1 Hungarian Grand Prix

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Tour de France: Stage 21

1 p.m. on NBC – FIVB World Grand Prix Volleyball Finals

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open

2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

3 p.m. on NBC – Tour de France: Final Recap

3 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour: Meijer LPGA Classic

3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Brickyard 400– Indianapolis

4:30 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Global Rallycross

7 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Post Race

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR the List: Rookie Seasons

8 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour de France: Stage 21

11 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap

 

NASCAR

NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series this weekend on NBC and NBCSN from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Weekend coverage of NASCAR begins today on NBCSN with the XFINITY Series Final Practice at 2:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Sprint Cup Series Final Practice at 4 p.m. ET. Coverage continues with NASCAR America today at 6 p.m. ET and the NASCAR K&N Series at 11 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s coverage is highlighted by the NASCAR XFINITY Series: Lilly Diabetes 250 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Saturday’s coverage of NASCAR begins with the XFINITY Series Qualifying at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues Saturday on NBCSN with NASCAR America at 1 p.m. ET, the Sprint Cup Series Qualifying at 1:30 p.m. ET, leading into the NASCAR XFINITY Series: Lilly Diabetes 250 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

Coverage continues Sunday on NBCSN, highlighted by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Brickyard 400 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Sunday’s coverage begins with NASCAR America at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show at 3 p.m. ET, leading into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Brickyard 400 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Coverage continues on NBCSN with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Post Race Show at 7 p.m. ET, NASCAR the List at 7:30 p.m. ET, and NASCAR Victory Lap at 11 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group’s lead race announcer Rick Allen calls Saturday and Sunday’s races, joined in the booth by Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Krista Voda hosts NBCSN’s pre-race coverage alongside analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Contributing to pre-race coverage and then patrolling pit road during Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series racing on NBCSN are reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro.

 

TOUR DE FRANCE

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Tour de France continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Tour Primetime. Coverage continues Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with live coverage of Stage 20 from Modane to Alpe d’Huez .

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 102nd Tour de France concludes on Sunday, with Stage 21 from Sèvres to Paris at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Tour de France: Final recap at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Tour Primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, the voices of cycling, call the race action, joined by reporters Steve Schlanger, Jenna Corrado, and Steve Porino. Todd Harris hosts nightly studio coverage with analyst Bob Roll, and former professional cyclists and analysts Christian Vande Velde and Jens Voigt, who makes his Tour de France debut for NBC Sports Group.

 

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS

Premier Boxing Champions returns in primetime this weekend on NBCSN with live coverage from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. Coverage begins Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Kenny Albert makes his network TV boxing debut as blow-by-blow announcer, joined by analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Steve Cunningham, with Kenny Rice reporting from ring-side.

 

F1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Formula One season this weekend on NBCSN and CNBC.

Coverage begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice. CNBC presents live coverage of the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, with an encore presentation at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Weekend coverage is highlighted by the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC.

NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, alongside analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett, and on-site reporter Will Buxton. In addition, Alex Jacques will call the GP2 race.

 

LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS

NBCSN’s live coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call the action from Washougal National in Washougal, Wash.

 

RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS

NBC continues its coverage of the 2015 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship this weekend. Coverage begins on Saturday with Race 1 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage continues Sunday with Race 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Toby Moody (play-by-play) will call the action, alongside analyst Anders Krohn, and reporters Kristen Kenney and Will Christien.

 

GOLF

Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage this weekend features the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open, the European Tour’s Omega European Masters, and the LPGA Tour’s Meijer LGPA Classic.

Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open begins today at 3 p.m. ET. Coverage continues Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

Brian Hammons (play-by-play) and Curt Byrum (analyst) host coverage from the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., Canada. Joining Hammons and Byrum are Frank Nobilo and Craig Perks (tower), and Phil Parkin (on course).

Coverage of the European Tour’s Omega European Masters begins Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET on Golf Channel, and continues Sunday at 5 a.m. ET.

Mike Ritz hosts coverage of the Omega European Masters from Golf Channel’s studio in Orlando, Fla. Calling the action from Severiano Ballesteros Course in Crans-Montana, Switzerland are Dominik Holyer (play-by-play), Warren Humphreys (analyst), and Julian Tutt (on course).

Weekend coverage of the LPGA Tour’s Meijer LPGA Classic begins Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and continues Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

Tom Abbott (play-by-play) hosts coverage from Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich. Joining Abbott will be Karen Stupples (analyst), Jim Gallagher Jr. (tower), Jerry Foltz and Jane Crafter (on course).

 

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 23

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 23, 2015 – “Tour Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick, daily overview of Tour de France coverage, plus information and highlights. It will be published weekdays to preview the nightly Tour Primetime show on NBCSN, featuring a look at the day’s most compelling action with analysis, interviews, and updates. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.

Coverage of the Tour de France will be presented on NBC and NBCSN. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Tour de France coverage, click here.

Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature coverage of Stage 18 from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, and interviews with stage winner Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky). In addition, coverage will include a new “I Was There” segment, which tells behind-the-scenes stories from a fan’s perspective.

Live coverage continues tomorrow, Friday, July 24, at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Stage 19 from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire.

Date Time Coverage Network
Thurs., July 23 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Stage 18: Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (Tour Primetime) NBCSN
Fri., July 24 8 a.m. – Noon Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire (LIVE) NBCSN
Fri., July 24 8 p.m. – 11p.m. Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire

(Tour Primetime)

NBCSN

 

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, the voices of cycling, call the race action for the live shows with reporters Steve Schlanger, Jenna Corrado, and Steve Porino (‘inside-the-race’). Todd Harris hosts nightly studio coverage with analyst Bob Roll, and former professional cyclists and analysts Christian Vande Velde and Jens Voigt, who makes his Tour de France debut for NBC Sports Group.

TOUR PRIMETIME ON NBCSN

 Tour Primetime will air nightly on NBCSN throughout the Tour. The show will take a look at the day’s stage with comprehensive analysis, insights and the most compelling storylines. Highlighting Tour Primetime will be a full replay of the day’s exciting race action complemented by fresh, post-race interviews with riders, telestrator analysis, and strategy segments.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP CONTINUES FORMULA ONE COVERAGE WITH HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON CNBC

CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra Present Comprehensive Live Coverage of Practice, Qualifying and Grand Prix

IndyCar Averages 500,000+ Viewers for 3 Consecutive Races for First Time on NBCSN

NBC Presents Red Bull Global RallyCross Action From Detroit This Weekend

NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra Present Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Washougal National

NBCSN’s NASCAR Coverage Continues This Weekend with Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series Races from Indianapolis

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 22, 2015 – NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Formula One season this weekend, as CNBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra combine to provide comprehensive coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix, with live race coverage airing Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC.

This marks the first F1 race since the British Grand Prix on July 5, when points leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) defeated teammate and rival Nico Rosberg for his second straight win at Silverstone, and third overall British Grand Prix victory. Hamilton (194 points) currently leads Rosberg (177 points) by 17 points in the standings, followed by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (135 points).

This year’s Hungarian Grand Prix marks the 30th consecutive running of the race, and all Hungarian GPs have been held at Hungaroring since 1986. Hamilton is a four-time winner in Hungary (2007, 2009, 2012 & 2013). Last year, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won the second race of his F1 career at Hungaroring, while Hamilton finished third and Rosberg was fourth.

NBC Sports Live Extra provides exclusive live coverage of all three practices, airing at 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. ET on Friday, and Saturday at 5 a.m. ET. CNBC will present live coverage of qualifying on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET, followed by an encore presentation of qualifying at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. CNBC’s live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by post-race coverage at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Hungarian GP on Monday, July 27, at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Hungaroring in Hungary. Alex Jacques calls the GP2 race, which airs Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In addition, Sunday’s pre-race coverage will feature a segment on Jules Bianchi, led by veteran motorsports essayist Sam Posey. Bianchi passed away last weekend from injuries suffered in an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.


INDYCAR AVERAGES OVER 500,000 VIEWERS FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE RACES FOR FIRST TIME ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s Saturday night Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 telecast averaged 541,000 viewers, marking the first time since NBC Sports Group acquired IndyCar cable exclusivity in 2008 that three consecutive IndyCar races on the cable network eclipsed 500,000 viewers. Saturday’s primetime telecast produced a 0.29 HH rating, while viewership was up 29% vs. last year’s race at Iowa (444,000), and surpassed NBCSN’s most recent IndyCar presentations from Milwaukee on July 12 (532,000 viewers) and Fontana on June 27 (512,000 viewers) as the network’s most-watched IndyCar race in four years (Sept. 4, 2011, 591,000, Baltimore). Click here for more ratings information.

 

Date IndyCar Race 2015 Viewers 2014 Viewers % Increase from 2014
Sat., June 27 MAVTV 500 from Fontana 512,000 280,000 83%
Sun., July 12 ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 532,000 320,000 66%
Sat., July 19 Iowa Corn Indy 300 541,000 444,000 29%

 

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) won Saturday’s race for his first victory of the season. Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing) took second place, and now stands in second place in the IndyCar standings, followed by 18-year-old rookie Sage Karam (Chip Ganassi Racing), as American drivers swept an IndyCar podium for the first time since the 2006 Indianapolis 500.


NBC PRESENTS RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS ACTION FROM DETROIT THIS WEEKEND

NBC continues its coverage of the 2015 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship with a presentation of this weekend’s doubleheader action from Detroit. Race 1 airs Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage at 3 p.m. ET, followed by Sunday’s coverage of Race 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Ken Block (Hoonigan Racing Division, 181 points) holds a 31-point advantage over Sebastian Eriksson (Olsbergs MSE) in the driver championship standings, following his win at MCAS New River on July 5. Through four races this season, Block boasts two victories and a second place finish.

Toby Moody (play-by-play) will call the action, alongside NBC Sports Group motorsports analyst Anders Krohn, and reporters Kristen Kenney and Will Christien.

 

LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP WASHOUGAL NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will present six hours of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship coverage this weekend from Washougal National in Washington, with live coverage airing on NBCSN on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. Minnesota native Ryan Dungey swept the 450 Class at the Budds Creek National last week to take a commanding lead in the 450 Class points standings, while Cooper Webb notched his first win of the season in the 250 Class.

Coverage begins on NBC Sports Live Extra with practice at 1:30 p.m. ET, followed by pre-race coverage on Live Extra at 3 p.m. ET. Moto 1 coverage begins on MAVTV at 4 p.m. ET, followed by live Moto 2 coverage on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET.

Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call the action from Washougal National in Washougal, Wash.


NBC SPORTS GROUP’S NASCAR COVERAGE CONTINUES THIS WEEK WITH SPRINT CUP AND XFINITY SERIES RACES FROM INDIANAPOLIS

As released earlier today, NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series this weekend from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with live coverage of Saturday’s XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from the Brickyard Presented by Golden Corral at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Click here for more information about this week’s NASCAR coverage on NBC and NBCSN.

Following is this week’s Motorsports schedule on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thurs., July 23 NASCAR America 5 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – New Hampshire** 6 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – New Hampshire** 7 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., July 24 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 1 4 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2 8 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
XFINITY Series Practice – Indianapolis Noon NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Indianapolis 1 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Final Practice – Indianapolis 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Indianapolis 4 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR America 6 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2* 7 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., July 25 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 3 5 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying 8 a.m. CNBC
XFINITY Series Qualifying – Indianapolis 11:30 a.m. NBCSN
NASCAR America 1 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Indianapolis 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Practice 1:30 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Red Bull Global RallyCross – Detroit* 2 p.m. NBC
F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying (Encore)* 3 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Race – Indianapolis 3 p.m. NBC
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Pre-Race 3 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Moto 1s 4 p.m. MAVTV
GP2 – Hungary* 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Moto 2s 6 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., July 26 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix 7:30 a.m. CNBC
NASCAR America Sunday 2 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 3 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Race – Indianapolis 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Red Bull Global RallyCross – Detroit* 4:30 p.m. NBC
Sprint Cup Series Post-Race – New Hampshire 7 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Victory Lap 11 p.m. NBCSN
Mon., July 27 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix (Encore) 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR 120 – Indianapolis 3 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR AMERICA 5 p.m. NBCSN

*denotes same-day delay
**tape delay

MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this week’s motorsports coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.


MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.

MotorSportsTalk’s content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:

 

  • Luke Smith is creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. Smith works alongside Tony DiZinno in providing F1 content on MotorSportsTalk He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.

 

  • Tony DiZinno has most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and provides open wheel coverage on MotorSportsTalk. DiZinno has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.

 

To explore the site, please visit MotorSportsTalk.nbcsports.com or www.NBCSports.com.

SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties, and follow @F1onNBCSports for the latest F1 news.

 

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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “TOUR PASS” – JULY 22

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 22, 2015 – “Tour Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick, daily overview of Tour de France coverage, plus information and highlights. It will be published weekdays to preview the nightly Tour Primetime show on NBCSN, featuring a look at the day’s most compelling action with analysis, interviews, and updates. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.

Coverage of the Tour de France will be presented on NBC and NBCSN. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Tour de France coverage, click here.

Tonight’s Tour Primetime will feature coverage of Stage 17 from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup, the latest on American Tejay van Garderen, and an interview with Stage 17 runner- up, American Andrew Talansky. In addition, coverage will include a look back at the day Eddy Merckx’s reign over the Tour ended with a finish in Pra Loup 40 years ago.

Live coverage continues tomorrow, Thursday, July 23, at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Stage 18 from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Date Time Coverage Network
Wed., July 22 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Stage 17: Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup (Tour Primetime) NBCSN
Thurs., July 23 8 a.m. – Noon Stage 18: Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (LIVE) NBCSN
Thurs., July 23 8 p.m. – 11p.m. Stage 18: Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (Tour Primetime) NBCSN

 

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, the voices of cycling, call the race action for the live shows with reporters Steve Schlanger, Jenna Corrado, and Steve Porino (‘inside-the-race’). Todd Harris hosts nightly studio coverage with analyst Bob Roll, and former professional cyclists and analysts Christian Vande Velde and Jens Voigt, who makes his Tour de France debut for NBC Sports Group.

 

TOUR PRIMETIME ON NBCSN

Tour Primetime will air nightly on NBCSN throughout the Tour. The show will take a look at the day’s stage with comprehensive analysis, insights and the most compelling storylines. Highlighting Tour Primetime will be a full replay of the day’s exciting race action complemented by fresh, post-race interviews with riders, telestrator analysis, and strategy segments.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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GOLF CHANNEL POSTS MOST-WATCHED WEEK EVER FOR THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Nearly 8 Million Viewers Tune-In During Week of The Open Championship

Golf Channel Digital Posts Best Week Ever For Page Views

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 22, 2015) – Golf Channel posted its most-watched week ever for The Open Championship, driven by Golf Central’s Live From St. Andrews coverage from Monday through Sunday. Additionally, Golf Channel served nearly 8 million unique viewers across the week, not including viewership on Monday, July 20, with coverage surrounding the weather-delayed final round. This is the most unique viewers for Golf Channel during the week of The Open since 2009 (8.3 million).

For 24-hour Total Day (6AM-6AM), 105,000 average viewers per minute were tuned into Golf Channel, the network’s most-watched week ever for The Open (Mon-Sun) and representing +30% YOY and +46% vs. the historical average (72,000) for this week (2006-2014), according to data released by The Nielsen Company.

 

GOLF CHANNEL VIEWERSHIP COMPARISON: THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

2015                105,000

2014                81,000             +30%

2013                86,000             +22%

2012                68,000             +54%

2011                58,000             +81%

2010                59,000             +78%

2009                69,000             +52%

2008                87,000             +21%

2007                73,000             +44%

2006                70,000             +50%

Last week, four respective days set new marks for most-watched day during the week of The Open, including Monday (92,000), Tuesday (98,000), Wednesday (136,000) and Sunday (133,000). And, Wednesday’s 136,000 average viewers was the second most-watched of any day during The Open for Golf Channel, trailing only Saturday of 2008 (150,000).

 

GOLF CHANNEL DIGITAL POSTS RECORD TRAFFIC ACROSS KEY PLATFORMS AND METRICS:

Golf Channel Digital via GolfChannel.com and Golf Channel Mobile App posted record traffic for the week of The Open Championship, according to Adobe Site Catalyst:

  • Golf Channel Digital 39 million page views (+144% YOY) – Best Week Ever Record
  • Golf Channel Digital 7.2 million visits (+60% YOY) – Best Week Ever Record
  • Golf Channel Digital 2 million video starts (+23% YOY) – Best Ever for The Open

Additionally, Golf Live Extra streaming of Golf Central Live From St. Andrews generated 566,000 minutes watched (+334% YOY).

 

ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL

Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of NBC Sports Group – is available in more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 13 languages around the world. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s highest-quality news, instruction and original content. Watch Golf Channel anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs through Golf Live Extra. Golf Channel’s digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app covering golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform and golf course technology partner, which includes the GolfNow Mobile App, featuring on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking; GolfAdvisor.com, a golf course ratings and review portal for golfers, by golfers; a North American network of  Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities; and Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.

 

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GOLF CHANNEL AIRTIMES & NOTES (JULY23-26)

PGA TOUR Shifts North for RBC Canadian Open

Garcia, Reed Headline Field at Omega European Masters

World No. 1 Park Headlines Field in Michigan at Meijer LPGA Classic

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 21, 2015) – The PGA TOUR is in Ontario for the RBC Canadian Open, where Bubba Watson and Jason Day will headline the field. 27 players are scheduled to tee it up at Glen Abbey Golf Club after having competed in the Open Championship. Two-time NCAA first-team All-American also will make his professional debut in Canada, after finishing T-12 at St. Andrews in his final competitive start as an amateur. Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed will tee it up at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, with the event being contested for the first time since 1977 in the week immediately following the Open Championship. And World No. 1 Inbee Park – with three victories this season – leads the field at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan, where Park came up short in 2014 after losing to Mirim Lee in a playoff.

 

PGA TOUR

RBC Canadian Open

Dates: July 23-26

Venue: Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, Ont., Canada

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-11 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

27 players having competed in the Open Championship in the field: 27 players – including top-10 finishers Jason Day and Brooks Koepka – will make the 3,300 mile trip from St. Andrews to Ontario to tee it up this week.

Schniederjans making professional debut: Coming off a T-12 finish in the Open Championship, Georgia Tech grad and two-time NCAA first-team All-American Ollie Schniederjans will make his debut as a professional this week, having competed as an amateur for the final time at St. Andrews.

Clark defends: Tim Clark finished one shot ahead of Jim Furyk for his second career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Brooks Koepka, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald and Ollie Schniederjans.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Brian Hammons

Analyst: Curt Byrum

Tower: Frank Nobilo / Craig Perks

On-Course: Phil Parkin

 

EUROPEAN TOUR

Omega European Masters

Dates: July 23-26

Venue: Cans-sur-Sierre GC (Severiano Ballesteros Course), Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 3-4:30 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday              5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 3-6 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          6:30-10:30 a.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            5-10 a.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Familiar venue, new place on the schedule: Co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, the Omega European Masters has been contested at Crans-sur-Sierre since 1939, though this year marks the first time since 1977 that the event will be contested the week following the Open Championship versus its traditional September place on the Tour’s schedule. 31 players – including top-10 finishers Danny Willet and Sergio Garcia – are making the trip from St. Andrews to Switzerland after having competed in the Open Championship.

Lipsky defends: David Lipsky defeated Graeme Storm with a par on the first playoff hole for his first career European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Danny Willet, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Anirban Lahiri, Victor Dubuisson, George Coetzee and David Lipsky.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Warren Humphreys

On-Course: Julian Tutt

 

LPGA TOUR

Meijer LPGA Classic

Dates: July 23-26

Venue: Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Tape delay) / 12:30-3:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Inkster to talk Solheim Cup on Friday: 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster is in the field this week, and on Friday, will join Golf Channel’s broadcast booth to discuss her role. The U.S. and European Solheim Cups teams both will be finalized next month, with the event being held in Germany, Sept. 18-20.

#AweSummer continues: The LPGA Tour’s #AweSummer campaign continues this week, which is centered around the 10-tournament stretch (which concludes with the Evian Championship in September). Golf Channel will join in support of the campaign through its tournament promos and across its social media platforms.

Lee defends: Mirim Lee outlasted Inbee Park with a birdie on the second playoff hole to earn her first LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu, Amy Yang, Anna Nordqvist, Brittany Lincicome, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Mirim Lee, Minjee Lee and Morgan Pressel.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Tom Abbott

Analyst: Karen Stupples

Tower: Jim Gallagher Jr.

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Jane Crafter

 

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