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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
INDYCAR’S RETURN TO ROAD AMERICA SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS’ MOTORSPORTS COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
Pre-Race Coverage Begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Practice Airs Live on Friday at Noon ET on NBCSN; Qualifying on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Tennessee National – Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 22, 2016 – IndyCar returns to historic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., this weekend for the first time since 2007, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Kohler Grand Prix this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to this weekend’s IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix, NBC and NBCSN will showcase the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Tennessee National, beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of this weekend’s IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Tennessee National.
INDYCAR KOHLER GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Road America hosts this weekend’s IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix for the first time in nearly a decade, when Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing) won en route to the season championship in 2007. Simon Pagenaud (Penske) continues to lead the championship standings by 80 points ahead of Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi). Coverage from Road America begins Friday at noon ET with practice on NBCSN, and continues Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET with qualifying, prior to Sunday’s race coverage.
Lead IndyCar play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s race, alongside analysts Paul Tracy, who won twice at Road America in his career (1993 and 2000), and Townsend Bell. Marty Snider, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.
Both Tracy and Bell experienced success on the track in recent days. Bell and his Ferrari team finished first in their class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 19, while Tracy was victorious at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. Tracy won top honors in the “B Production” class in a 1965 Ford Mustang GT 350.
In addition to this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series event at Road America, NBCSN will air coverage of the Indy Lights series from Road America Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, immediately following the Kohler Grand Prix. Kevin Lee will call the race alongside Anders Krohn and Katie Hargitt.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – TENNESSEE NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues with the Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Ken Roczen continues to lead the 450 Class standings, following his third sweep of the season in the class at High Point last weekend. Joey Savatgy currently leads in the 250 Class standings, following his second consecutive win of the season at High Point. Saturday’s live coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC and moves to NBCSN at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call this weekend’s action.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBC and NBCSN:
|Thur., June 23||NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Stafford||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 24||IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix – Practice||Noon||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – Daytona (Encore)||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 25||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Practice||10 a.m.||NBC Sports app|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 1s||1 p.m.||MAVTV|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 2s||3:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 2s||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix – Qualifying||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 26||IndyCar Countdown||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Post-Race||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Indy Lights – Road America||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee (Encore)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
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