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Monday, May 23rd, 2016
NBCSN REVS UP NASCAR AMERICA COVERAGE IN ADVANCE OF “BIGGEST DAY IN MOTORSPORTS”
NASCAR America Announces 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class Live Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET
NASCAR America Motorsports Special Previews Sunday’s Memorial Day Weekend Triple-Header of Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Action Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West from Orange Show Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET
Roger Penske, Juan Pablo Montoya & Ryan Hunter-Reay Join Nate Ryan’s NASCAR on NBC Podcast
STAMFORD, Conn. — May 23, 2016 — In advance of Sunday’s trifecta of F1, IndyCar and NASCAR action, NBCSN’s NASCAR America gears up coverage for the “Biggest Day in Motorsports.” The week is highlighted by Wednesday’s 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class announcement on NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET and Friday’s NASCAR America Motorsports Special, with injects from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NBC Sports Group’s Formula One team in Monaco, on-site for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix.
On Wednesday, NASCAR America announces the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and winner of the 2017 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Host Krista Voda and analysts Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton report live from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, as five inductees from the list of 20 nominees are chosen for enshrinement. This year’s nominees include a diverse group of drivers and non-drivers who worked tirelessly to make the sport what it is today. Mark Martin, 96-time race winner, Rick Hendrick, 14-time car owner champion, and Ken Squier, legendary NASCAR broadcaster, are among the nominees.
NBCSN presents the NASCAR America Motorsports Special Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET. The two and a half hour program bleeds into Friday’s NASCAR America and highlights the latest news and updates ahead of Sunday’s F1 Monaco Grand Prix, which will air live on NBC at 7:30 a.m. ET, as well as the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR Coca-Cola 600. NASCAR on NBC reporter Mike Massaro hosts the show alongside Kyle Petty from NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Marty Snider, Townsend Bell, and Ray Evernham co-host coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway while Leigh Diffey, Steve Matchett, David Hobbs, and Will Buxton contribute on location from Monaco. Coverage includes a feature with 2016 Indy 500 pole sitter James Hinchcliffe, who sustained life threatening injuries in a shocking crash during last year’s 2015 Indy 500 practice. Click here to watch NBCSN’s feature on Hinchcliffe.
In addition, NBCSN presents the fourth race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season from Orange Show Speedway Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. Ralph Sheheen and Frank Stoddard provide commentary on the series’ first visit to the quarter-mile oval in San Bernardino, Calif. since September 23, 1978.
ROGER PENSKE, JUAN PABLO MONTOYA & RYAN HUNTER-REAY JOIN NATE RYAN’S NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST
Ahead of the “Biggest Day in Motorsports,” founder and chairman of the Penske Corporation Roger Penske, 2015 Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay join NBCSports.com’s lead motorsports writer Nate Ryan this week to discuss expectations, rivalries and motorsports history. Available on NASCAR Talk and iTunes, the NASCAR on NBC podcast discusses the latest NASCAR news each week with the major players in the sport.
NBCSN’S UPCOMING NASCAR PROGRAMMING
|Tue. May 24||NASCAR America||5:00 PM||NBCSN|
|Wed. May 25||NASCAR: The List Memorable Moments||2:00 AM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5:00 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Orange Show*||6:00 PM||NBCSN|
|Fri. May 27||NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Orange Show (Encore)||2:00 AM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America Motorsports Special||3:30 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5:00 PM||NBCSN|
NASCAR Sprint Cup racing returns to NBC with the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday, July 2 at 7:45 p.m. ET. In 2016 NBC Sports Group presents 20 Sprint Cup, 19 XFINITY and 37 touring series races in addition to coverage of NASCAR’s Awards Ceremonies and the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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