NASCAR Sprint Cup Playoff Racing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBCSN Presents XFINITY Series Racing Friday at 8 p.m. ET
Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty and Bobby Labonte Join Jeff Burton for a Four Car on Track Demo at “The Beast of the Southeast”
12 Chase Drivers Battle For A Win and Chance to Be The 2015 Sprint Cup Champion
NBC Sports Group Presents Comprehensive Coverage of Formula One Russian Grand Prix this Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 7, 2015 – NBC Sports presents a full weekend of racing with over 20 hours of coverage from Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race airs Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. The pivotal Sprint Cup race is the first race in the Round of 12. With four drivers eliminated last week, the remaining 12 will battle it out to advance to the next round of the NASCAR Playoffs. XFINITY Series Racing from Charlotte Presented by AutoZone runs Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. With only five XFINITY races remaining, Charlotte is an important track for drivers to gain points and boost their Championship standings.
NBC SPORTS’ PRE-RACE COVERAGE FEATURES A RIDE ALONG WITH FOUR NASCAR LEGENDS, A PERFORMANCE BY HUNTER HAYS AND A THRILLING AERIAL ACT
Analysts Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty and Bobby Labonte join Jeff Burton during his NBC Sports’ Toyota Camry On Track Car tour of the track. Each gets behind the wheel for a simultaneous four-car ride around “The Beast of the Southeast.” Having all visited victory lane at the superspeedway, each reveals what it takes to master the mile-and-a-half track.
NBCSN’s pre-race coverage includes a performance by multi-talented singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Hunter Hayes, as he gets speedway guests in the mood for green flag Sprint Cup racing. Erendira Wallenda, wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda, takes center stage above Charlotte Motor Speedway’s nearly 2,000 acres. Coming from eight generations of acrobats, Erendira showcases her skills performing an acrobatic routine while hanging from a helicopter.
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS ROUND OF 12 SPRINT CUP PLAYOFF RACING FROM CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
NBC Sports’ Sprint Cup coverage from “The Tar Heel State” begins Thursday with the first practice at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by qualifying at 7p.m. ET. Friday’s coverage from Charlotte Motor Speedway begins in the afternoon with Sprint Cup Series second practice at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the final Sprint Cup practice at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Pre-race Playoff coverage begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NASCAR America Saturday presented by DraftKings followed by Countdown to Green Served by Sonic pre-race show at 6 p.m. ET. The green flag falls on the first Round of 12 race at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage from the “The Beast of the Southeast” wraps up with the Post Race Show at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by NASCAR Victory Lap at 11:30 p.m. ET.
Rick Allen calls this weekend’s action from the superspeedway alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte and 21-time Sprint Cup winner Jeff Burton. Throughout the weekend, Krista Voda, Kyle Petty and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett contribute to the pre- and post-race coverage from the mile-and-a-half track. Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Kelli Stavast and Dave Burns contribute from pit road. NBCSports.com lead motorsports writer Nate Ryan and features reporter Rutledge Wood add color to the weekend’s coverage.
NBCSN PRESENTS THE RUN FOR THE XFINITY CHAMPIONSHIP FROM CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
NBCSN’s XFINITY coverage from the heart of NASCAR country begins Thursday with first practice at 3:00 p.m. ET followed by final practice at 5:30 p.m. XFINITY series qualifying goes live Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET. Pre-race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race show, followed by green flag racing at 8 p.m. ET.
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF FORMULA ONE RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX THIS SUNDAY AT 6:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Formula One returns to the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games this weekend, as NBCSN presents live coverage of the Russian Grand Prix from the streets of Sochi this Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET.
This weekend’s motorsports action on NBCSN also includes more than 15 hours of coverage from Mecum Auctions in Chicago. A press release detailing this weekend’s F1 and Mecum Auctions coverage is available here.
|Thur., October 8||Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Charlotte||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series First Practice – Charlotte||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Series – Dover||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice – Charlotte||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Charlotte||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., October 9||F1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Series – Stafford||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Charlotte||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Qualifying – Charlotte||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Charlotte||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Race – Charlotte||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 10||F1 Russian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Charlotte (Encore)||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Race – Charlotte||7 p.m.||NBC|
|Victory Lap||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 11||F1 Russian Grand Prix||6:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Russian Grand Prix (Encore)||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
NBC SPORTS GROUP CELEBRATES THE NASCAR PLAYOFFS WITH QUICKEN LOANS’ WEEKLY PLAYOFF GRID CHALLENGE
Fans still have a chance to win big throughout the NASCAR playoffs including a chance to have their mortgage paid for a year by Quicken Loans in the Weekly Playoff Grid Challenge. As the NASCAR playoff field narrows, fans can enter before each race who they think will be the top three finishers each week. By filling out their predictions, fans are entered to win weekly prizes including a Roku streaming player and NBC Sports prize packs. Each correct top three prediction earns an entrant a point, and at the end of the 10 races the fan with the most points will receive mortgage payments for an entire year from Quicken Loans.
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 NASCAR and IndyCar 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.
NASCAR COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.com and NASCARTALK
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