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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
IOWA CORN INDY 300 HIGHLIGHTS 25 HOURS OF MOTORSPORTS COVERAGE ON NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA THIS WEEKEND
Qualifying Airs Friday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Followed by Live Race Coverage Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra Present Six Hours of Live Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek National Coverage on Saturday
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 9, 2014 – NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series continues this weekend from Iowa Speedway with the Iowa Corn Indy 300 on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET. NBCSN’s motorsports slate also features live Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek National coverage on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream both the Iowa Corn Indy 300 and Budds Creek National.
IOWA CORN INDY 300 – SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s coverage of the Iowa Corn Indy 300 begins Friday at 4 p.m. ET with qualifying, followed by IndyCar Countdown at 5 p.m. ET, hosted by Leigh Diffey. NBCSN’s live presentation of the Iowa Corn Indy 300 begins Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET.
Last week, Juan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske) earned his first IndyCar victory since 2000 with a win at the Pocono IndyCar 500, followed by teammate Helio Castroneves, who now sits even with teammate Will Power atop the IndyCar points standings (446 points). Last year, James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport) led 226 of 250 laps to take the victory at Iowa Speedway.
Diffey will call the Iowa Corn Indy 300 alongside veteran motorsports analyst David Hobbs and former driver and analyst Paul Tracy. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee and Robin Miller will report from the pits.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS BUDDS CREEK NATIONAL – SATURDAY
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to present live coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek National from Mechanicsville, Md. Coverage starts on Live Extra at 10:30 a.m. ET with practice, followed by the pre-race show at 12:15 p.m. ET. Race coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on Live Extra with 1st Motos, followed by NBCSN’s live presentation of Motos 2 at 3 p.m. ET.
Last weekend, Ken Roczen continued his dominant start to the 2014 season with a sweep in the 450 class at the RedBud National, his fourth win in six starts, while Jeremy Martin won in the 250 Class for his third victory of the season.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call the action from Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Md.
Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra:
|Thu., July 10||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|KURT BUSCH: 36||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR: The List||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Motocross Highlight Series||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 11||Mecum Auctions (Encore)||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Iowa Corn Indy 300 – Qualifying||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Countdown||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|/DRIVE on NBC Sports (Encore)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Off The Grid: Barcelona (Encore)||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 12||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek – Practice||10:30 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek – Pre-Show||12:15 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek – 1st Motos||1 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek – 2nd Motos||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|TORC: Bark River||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Iowa Corn Indy 300||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 13||RACER TV||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|TORC: Crandon Cup||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of this week’s Iowa Corn Indy 300 and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek National. The majority of coverage will be provided via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
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MotorSportsTalk’s content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:
- Luke Smith is creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.
- Tony DiZinno has most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.
- Chris Estrada has written for NBCSports.com’s MotorsportsTalk since its inception in 2013, and has been a contributor for various outlets, including the Boston Globe, IndyCar Nation and FoxSports.com. Follow him at @estradawriting.
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