NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra Present Comprehensive Live Coverage of Practice, Qualifying and Grand Prix
Richard Petty to Auction 2015 Ford Mustang at Dallas Mecum Auction on NBCSN to Benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America
Former NFL Pro Bowler Albert Haynesworth Featured in New Episode of Mobsteel Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Kicks Off the 2015 NASCAR Playoffs From Chicagoland Speedway This Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 16, 2015 – NBC Sports Group takes its 2015 Formula One coverage “under the lights” this weekend with live coverage of the nighttime Singapore Grand Prix, airing live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The race highlights more than 50 hours of motorsports coverage on NBCSN and CNBC this weekend.
This week’s motorsports action includes NASCAR XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series races from Chicagoland and an all-new episode of Mobsteel tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, featuring former NFL Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. In addition, this week’s Mecum Auctions coverage from Dallas on NBCSN will be highlighted by a Richard Petty Motorsports 2015 Ford Mustang GT, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this weekend’s Formula One, NASCAR, and Mecum Auctions coverage.
FORMULA ONE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
F1 heads under the lights this weekend with its annual nighttime race in Singapore with the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Defending champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, 252 points) has extended his lead to 53 points over teammate Nico Rosberg (199 points). Hamilton won last week’s Italian Grand Prix, while Rosberg was unable to finish due to engine failure. Hamilton won last year’s Singapore GP after Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) had won three straight times in Singapore.
Coverage begins Friday on NBC Sports Live Extra at 6 a.m. with Practice 1, followed by Practice 2 at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Extra airs exclusive coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 6 a.m., and CNBC will present qualifying on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN’s live coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by F1 Extra post-race coverage at 10 a.m. ET.
Lead F1 commentator 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 Singapore.
RICHARD PETTY AND RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS TO AUCTION OFF 2015 MUSTANG AT DALLAS MECUM AUCTION ON NBCSN TO BENEFIT THE PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
NBCSN will present comprehensive Mecum Auctions coverage from Dallas this weekend, beginning on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, highlighted by the sale of a 2015 Ford Mustang GT built by Richard Petty Motorsports to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The King” will be on-hand at this weekend’s auction to represent the car, which features the iconic “Petty Blue” color.
Coverage from Dallas begins on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by two telecasts on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET. Saturday’s Mecum Auctions coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET, immediately following NASCAR XFINITY coverage from Chicagoland, and concludes with Sunday’s telecast at 9 p.m. ET.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Dallas, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens.
FORMER NFL DT ALBERT HAYNESWORTH FEATURES IN NEW EPISODE OF MOBSTEEL TONIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN presents an all-new episode of Mobsteel tonight at 10 p.m. ET. This week’s episode features former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, as Mobsteel founder Adam Genei and co. work to restore his 1972 Ford F-100 Ranger, which Haynesworth dubs “one of the baddest trucks on the planet.” Mobsteel is an automotive reality series which follows a Detroit-based custom car shop that transforms vintage cars into modern-day street machines.
“Mobsteel’s probably built me 10 cars in the past, and they’ve blown my expectations every single time,” said Haynesworth in the episode. “Where I grew up in Hartsville, S.C., this F-100 was pretty much a classic truck. A lot of guys had it, my uncles had it, even my dad had it.” The episode also features a segment at Ford Performance, where Adam gets a modern F-150 engine to put Haynesworth’s classic F-100.
Click here for photos and more information on tonight’s episode.
NBCSN KICKS OFF THE 2015 NASCAR PLAYOFFS FROM CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND
Earlier today, NBCSN announced this weekend’s NASCAR Playoffs coverage with a double feature of racing from Chicagoland Speedway. Chicagoland marks the first of the final 10 races for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the first of the final eight races for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Saturday’s primetime showdown begins at 6 p.m. ET with XFINITY Series Racing from Chicagoland on NBCSN. The weekend’s main event unfolds Sunday afternoon on NBCSN with Sprint Cup Racing from Chicagoland Presented by AFibRisk.com 400 at 3 p.m. ET.
Click here for more information on this weekend’s NASCAR coverage.
|Wed., September 16||Mobsteel (Encore)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mobsteel (Encore)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mobsteel (New Episode)||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thur., September 17||NASCAR America||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Richmond**||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Dallas*||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., September 18||Global RallyCross (Encore)||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice 1||6 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice 2||9:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Chicago||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice – Chicago||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Dallas||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Chicago||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Dallas*||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., September 19||F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice 3||6 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Chicago||1:30 p.m.||CNBC|
|XFINITY Series Qualifying – Chicago||2:45 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Chicago||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Race – Chicago||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Dallas*||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 20||F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||1:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Singapore Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America Sunday||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Race – Chicago||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Post Race Show||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Victory Lap||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mobsteel (Encore)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Dallas*||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
*same or next day delay
**taped last week
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- Luke Smithis 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.
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