NBC Sports’ NASCAR Analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton to Call Cup and Xfinity Series Races With Mike Bagley From Unique Locations Around Streets of Chicago Track; Rick Allen and Steve Letarte to be in Main Broadcast Booth
Studio Coverage to Originate From Peacock Pit Box at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park Featuring Marty Snider, Dale Jarrett and Brad Daugherty
Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kim Coon and Parker Kligerman to Serve as Pit Reporters in Chicago
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 26, 2023 – The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series Chicago Street Races will be presented “Radio Style” this weekend, NBC Sports’ fan-favorite broadcast style with announcers positioned from vantage points around the track featuring high-paced, around-the-horn commentary. The much-anticipated inaugural running of the Chicago Street Race for the Cup Series, the Grant Park 220, will be presented this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, with the Xfinity Series The Loop 121 race airing this Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on USA Network.
As part of the “Radio Style” broadcasts, announcers will be located around the streets of Chicago at the following positions (see attached graphic for more information):
- Main broadcast booth on S. Columbus Drive: lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte
- Turn 4 on DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Roosevelt Road: two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Turn 6 on S. Columbus Drive and E. Balbo Drive: veteran MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio announcer Mike Bagley
- Turn 11 on S. Michigan Avenue and E. Jackson Drive: 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton
“The iconic city of Chicago presents incredible vantage points around the track and having our team in the middle of those scenes above the course will provide a high energy, fast paced broadcast of these two historical races,” said Jeff Behnke, Vice President, Motorsports Production, NBC Sports.
A virtual rundown of how the “Radio Style” lineup will be located on the streets of Chicago can be viewed here.
Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Kim Coon will serve as pit reporters for the Cup and Xfinity Series races, with Parker Kligerman also reporting from pit road for the Cup Series race on Sunday.
Studio coverage throughout the weekend will originate from the Peacock Pit Box in a special location at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett and JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Brad Daugherty will anchor studio coverage alongside Snider during pre- and post-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
- Play by Play: Rick Allen
- Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Mike Bagley
- Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kim Coon, Parker Kligerman (Sunday)
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM
- Host: Marty Snider
- Analysts: Dale Jarrett, Brad Daugherty
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, USA Network
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Sat., July 1||NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice||USA Network||11 a.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying||USA Network||Noon|
|NASCAR America Live from Chicago Street Race||USA Network||1 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Practice||USA Network||1:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying||USA Network||2:30 p.m.|
|Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series||USA Network||4:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series The Loop 121||USA Network||5 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Post-Race||USA Network||7 p.m.|
|Sun., July 2||Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series||NBC, Peacock||5 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 220||NBC, Peacock||5:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race||Peacock||9 p.m.|
The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2023 across NBC, USA Network and Peacock, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 5-6. Post-race coverage will stream live on Peacock following all Cup Series races this season. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2023 NASCAR coverage.