NBCSN Presents the First Sprint Cup Cut Race Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET and the XFINITY Series Hisense 200 Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
Tony Stewart Sits Down with Jeff Burton to Discuss Life after Cup Racing in This Week’s “Driver to Driver”
Jimmie Johnson Voices an Essay on His Record 10 Wins at Dover, and his 500th Career Sprint Cup Start
Pressure Mounts as Dover’s Sprint Cup Race Cuts the Field of 16 Down to 12
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 30, 2015 – NBCSN presents an action-packed weekend of white-knuckle racing from Dover International Speedway. The Hisense 200 XFINITY race runs Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, followed by playoff Sprint Cup racing Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Dover’s XFINITY race marks the first of six final races for drivers to battle it out for championship points. Sunday’s pivotal Sprint Cup race will eliminate four drivers from playoff contention, carving the field down to 12.
NBCSN’S COVERAGE FEATURES AN INTERVIEW WITH TONY STEWART AND A SPECIAL ESSAY VOICED BY JIMMIE JOHNSON
In a special “Driver to Driver” interview, Tony Stewart sits down with NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton to discuss his recent decision to retire from Sprint Cup racing at the end of the 2016 season. Stewart takes a look back at his prolific career, what his aspirations are for his final 2016 season, and what his plans are for the future.
Set to make his groundbreaking 500th career Sprint Cup start this weekend in Dover, Jimmie Johnson voices a heartfelt essay about the track and what this start means to him. Having won a record 10 times at Dover’s “Monster Mile,” there could not be a better place for Johnson to celebrate this milestone.
NBCSN PRESENTS THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP PLAYOFFS FROM DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Rick Allen calls this weekend’s Sprint Cup action from the “Monster Mile” 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 circuit’s fastest one-mile oval race 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 NBCSN’s coverage.
NBCSN’s Sprint Cup coverage from “The Diamond State” kicks off Friday with the first practice at 11 a.m. ET followed by qualifying at 3:30 p.m. ET. NASCAR America wraps up the day at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s coverage from Dover International Speedway begins early on CNBC with Sprint Cup Series second practice at 11 a.m. ET and the final Sprint Cup practice at 2 p.m. ET.
Sprint Cup racing kicks into high gear Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET with NASCAR America Sunday presented by DraftKings followed by Countdown to Green Served by Sonic pre-race show at 2 p.m. ET. Burton explores Dover’s speed track from behind the wheel of NBC Sports’ Toyota Camry On Track Car. The green flag falls on the final round of 16 race at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage from the “Monster Mile” wraps up with the Post Race Show at 6 p.m. ET followed by NASCAR Victory Lap at 6:30 p.m. ET.
NBCSN PRESENTS THE HISENSE 200 FROM DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
NBCSN’s XFINITY coverage from monster monument’s home begins Friday with final practice at 1:30 p.m. ET. XFINITY series qualifying goes live Saturday at 12:15 p.m. ET, followed by NASCAR America at 1:30 p.m. ET. Racing coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET with XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race show. The Hisense 200 goes green at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey calls XFINITY race from Delaware’s capitol. Petty and Jarrett will call the XFINITY practice and qualifying sessions. Letarte joins Jarrett in the booth as an analyst for Saturday afternoon’s race coverage.
|Wed., September 30||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thur., October 1||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Series – New Hampshire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., October 2||Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Dover||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice – Dover||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Dover||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., October 3||Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Dover||11 a.m.||CNBC|
|XFINITY Series Qualifying – Dover||12:15 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Dover||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Race – Dover||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., October 4||NASCAR America||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Race – Dover||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Post Race Show||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Victory Lap||6:30 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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