NBCSN Airs XFINITY Series Race Coverage from ”America’s National Park of Speed”
XFINITY Drivers Face Off in Third Road Course Race in Four Weeks
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship To Be Awarded on NBCSN This Sunday at Grand Prix of Sonoma
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 26, 2015 – Fresh off last weekend’s twilight races from Bristol, NBCSN heads to Wisconsin for NASCAR XFINITY Racing from Road America this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Located halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay, Road America has hosted races since the 1950s, and held its first NASCAR XFINITY race in 2010.
Throughout the weekend, Rick Allen calls the action from the booth alongside 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett and former crew chief Frank Stoddard. Kelli Stavast, Mike Massaro and Dave Burns handle coverage trackside from “America’s National Park of Speed.”
NBCSN’s NASCAR coverage from the “Badger State” begins Friday with XFINITY Series practice at 2:30 p.m. ET. NASCAR America begins at 4 p.m. ET with a special 30-minute edition leading into the XFINITY Series final practice at 4:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN’s NASCAR coverage wraps up Friday at 6 p.m. ET with a one hour NASCAR America.
Coverage begins Saturday with XFINITY Series qualifying at 12:15 p.m. ET. Race action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET with Countdown to Green followed by coverage of green-flag racing from Road America at 3 p.m. ET. Throughout the telecast Allen, Jarrett and Stoddard will discuss the challenge of road course racing and take a closer look at the intense showdown from the last two road races at Watkins Glen International and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The telecast will also take a closer look at the XFINITY Series point standings for the Championship as drivers approach their final 10 races of the season.
2015 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE AWARDED ON NBCSN THIS SUNDAY AT GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series will crown its champion this weekend on NBCSN, as Juan Pablo Montoya looks for his first IndyCar season championship at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. NBCSN’s coverage will also include IndyCar’s tributes driver Justin Wilson, who passed away Monday after succumbing to injuries suffered at Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. A more detailed press release surrounding this weekend’s IndyCar coverage will be distributed later today.
Following is NBCSN’s motorsports coverage this week:
|Wed., August 26||Mobsteel (Encore)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mobsteel (New Episode)||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thur., August 27||NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Colorado*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Dealmakers – Denver||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., August 28||XFINITY Series First Practice – Road America||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice – Road America||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Modified – Bristol*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 29||XFINITY Series Qualifying – Road America||12:15 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma – Practice||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Race – Road America||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma – Qualifying||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Chronicles||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mobsteel (Encore)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 30||IndyCar Chronicles||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Chronicles||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mobsteel (Encore)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Dealmakers: Denver (Encore)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Dealmakers: Seattle (Encore)||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Colorado*||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
*taped last week
NBC SPORTS GROUP CELEBRATES THE CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP WITH THE QUICKEN LOANS $16M PERFECT GRID CHALLENGE
NBC Sports Group has teamed up with Quicken Loans, the nation’s third largest mortgage lender, to provide fans with the Quicken Loans $16M Perfect Grid Challenge.
Fans can register at NBCSports.com/GridChallenge to fill out a NASCAR Grid from the round of 16 drivers who qualified for Chase and predicting how they will advance through each round of The Chase through the final race. The lucky fan with a perfect bracket at the end of the season will win a 16 million dollar prize, one million to represent each of the 16 drivers in the Chase. Fans will be able to make their picks following the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race on September 12 on NBCSN from Richmond International Raceway, and will have until the 15 minutes prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup September Chicagoland Race the following Sunday, September 20, to submit their grids and get ready to cheer on their picks.
In addition to the $16 Million Perfect Grid Challenge, fans will also have the opportunity to compete in the Weekly Playoff Grid Challenge. Each week participating fans are entered to win great prizes including a Roku streaming player and NBC Sports prize packs. At the end of the 10 weeks the fan with the most points will receive a free mortgage for a 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.
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