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Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 50-PLUS HOURS OF MOTORSPORTS ACTION THIS WEEKEND INCLUDE INDYCAR IOWA CORN 500 AND F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 – Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
F1 British Grand Prix – Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Southwick National – Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Mecum Auctions – Denver – Coverage Begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group Presents 22 Hours of Trackside Coverage from Kentucky Speedway
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 6, 2016 – NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of motorsports action this weekend, including by the IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and the Formula One British Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
In addition to this weekend’s IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 and F1 British Grand Prix, coverage includes the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Southwick National event on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Mecum Auctions coverage from Denver on NBCSN on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the NASCAR XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series races from Kentucky on Friday and Saturday nights on NBCSN.
INDYCAR IOWA CORN 300 – SUNDAY AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN continues its coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this with live coverage of the Iowa Corn 300 from Iowa Speedway this Sunday afternoon on NBCSN. Will Power (Penske) earned his second win of the season at Road America in the Kohler Grand Prix on June 26 to move into third place in the championship standings.
Penske teammates Simon Pagenaud (375 points) and Helio Castroneves (301 points) currently lead Power (294 points) heading into this weekend’s race in Iowa, where Andretti Autosport drivers have won five consecutive times dating back to the 2011 season. Last year, Ryan Hunter-Reay took the checkered flag for the second consecutive year, and third time in the past four years.
Brian Till (play-by-play) will call the action alongside former drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.
F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON CNBC
Coverage of the 2016 Formula One season continues this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC with the British Grand Prix at the iconic Silverstone circuit. Viewers were treated to a dramatic finish in last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix on CNBC, when Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided on the final lap as they battled for the lead. Hamilton emerged from the contact unscathed and went on to win the race, while Rosberg finished off the podium in fourth place. Rosberg (153 points) now leads Hamilton (142 points) by just 11 points following last weekend’s result, as the series shifts to Silverstone where Hamilton notched back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015 in his native country.
Coverage begins Friday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 5 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by Practice 2 at 9 a.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, prior to NBCSN’s live coverage of qualifying at 8 a.m. ET. Live race coverage from Silverstone begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the British Grand Prix on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett will call the action. F1 insider Will Buxton will report on-site from Silverstone Circuit in England.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – SOUTHWICK NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues with the Southwick National from Southwick, Mass., this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Ken Roczen has been dominant in the 450 Class this year and earned his fourth sweep of the season last weekend at RedBud. Cooper Webb won his second straight 250 Class event last weekend at RedBud to pass Joey Savatgy in the class standings.
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.
MECUM AUCTIONS – DENVER – COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 9:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Following last year’s inaugural event in Denver, Mecum Auctions returns to the Mile High City this weekend, as an estimated 700 muscle cars, classics, hot rods, and more are expected to cross the auction block. Coverage begins on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site at the Colorado Convention Center, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens, and reporter Katie Osborne. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 28 years.
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS 22 HOURS OF TRACKSIDE COVERAGE FROM KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY
NBC Sports Group marches into its second week of NASCAR coverage this weekend with 22 trackside hours of coverage from Kentucky Speedway. Following up a successful race weekend in Daytona, NBCSN’s coverage from Kentucky Speedway kicks off this Friday with XFINITY Series racing at 8:30 p.m. ET, followed by Sprint Cup racing from Kentucky presented by KFC Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Click here for more information on this weekend’s NASCAR coverage.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBC and NBCSN. All streaming coverage can be watched on NBCSports.com or on the NBC Sports app:
|Thur., July 7||NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Kentucky||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Kentucky||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Kentucky||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Chronicles – Mario Andretti||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – MCAS New River (Encore)||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Kentucky||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 8||F1 British Grand Prix – Practice 1||5 a.m.||Streaming|
|F1 British Grand Prix – Practice 2||9 a.m.||Streaming|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Kentucky||Noon||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Kentucky||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Columbus||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR The List – Daytona Memories||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Kentucky||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown to Green||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Kentucky||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 9||F1 British Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||Streaming|
|F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Denver||9:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Southwick – Practice||10 a.m.||Streaming|
|Mecum Auctions – Denver||Noon||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Southwick – Moto 1s||1 p.m.||MAVTV|
|IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 – Qualifying||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Southwick – Moto 1s||3:30 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Kentucky (NDD)||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown to Green||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing Presented by KFC||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Post-Race||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 10||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Southwick – Moto 2s (SDD)||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|GP2 – Great Britain||1:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 British Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Mecum Auctions – Denver||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 British Grand Prix (Encore)||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Countdown||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Iowa Corn 300||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Post-Race||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of this weekend’s motorsports content 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.
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MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.
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