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Friday, July 8th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – JULY 8-10, 2016

(All times ET)

The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team. For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.

Friday, July 8
4:30p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying- Kentucky
6p.m. on NBCSN—U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
8p.m. on NBCSN—Countdown to Green
8p.m. on NBC—U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
8:30p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR XFINITY Series Race- Kentucky
9p.m. on NBC—U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Trials
11p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race

Saturday, July 9
8a.m. on NBC—Tour de France-Stage 8
8a.m. on NBCSN— F1 Austrian Grand Prix-Qualifying
9:30a.m. on NBCSN—Mecum Auctions- Denver
12p.m. on NBC—Golf European Tour-Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
12:30p.m. on NBCSN—Mecum Auctions- Denver
3p.m. on NBCSN—Indy Car Series Qualifying- Iowa
3:30p.m. on NBC— Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Southwick – Moto 1s
4:30p.m. on NBC—Breeders’ Cup Challenger Series- Suburban
4:30p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying-Kentucky
6p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR America
7p.m. on NBCSN—Countdown to Green
7:30p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing Presented by KFC
8p.m. on NBC—U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
11p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR Post-Race
11:30p.m. on NBCSN—NASCAR Victory Lap
12:30a.m. on NBCSN— Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Southwick – Moto 2s
1:30a.m. on NBCSN— GP2 – Great Britain

Sunday, July 10
6a.m. on NBCSN—Tour de France Pre Race Show- Stage 9
6:30a.m. on NBCSN—Tour de France- Stage 9
7:30a.m. on CNBC— F1 British Grand Prix
10a.m. on CNBC—F1 Extra- Great Britain
12 p.m. on NBC—Golf European Tour- Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
12:30p.m. on NBCSN—Mecum Auctions- Denver
2:30p.m. on NBC—F1 British Grand Prix (Encore)
3:30p.m. on NBC—Nitro Circus
5p.m. on NBC— Tour de France- Stage 9
5p.m. on NBCSN—IndyCar Countdown
5:30p.m. on NBCSN— IndyCar Iowa Corn 300
7p.m. on NBC—U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
7:30p.m. on NBCSN—IndyCar Post-Race
8p.m. on NBCSN—Tour de France- Stage 9
8:30p.m. on NBC— U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Trials

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
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 tonight 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.

Race announcer Rick Allen calls this weekend’s action alongside analysts Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Pre- and post-race coverage is handled by host Krista Voda, and analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Marty SniderMike MassaroKelli Stavast and Dave Burns report from pit road and present a new reoccurring “On The Wall” segment, available here. Features reporter Rutledge Wood brings viewers closer to the sights and sounds of the 1.5-mile tri-oval tracks, reporting the humorous and heartwarming on-site stories each day.

U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
NBC Olympics presents primetime coverage of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Trials from San Jose, Calif., today  at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Coverage continues this Sunday, July 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of play-by-play voice Al Trautwig, two-time Olympic medalist and analyst Tim Daggett, 2008 Olympic all-around champion and analyst Nastia Liukin, and reporter Andrea Joyce will host coverage of the women’s gymnastics Trials.

U.S. OLYMPIC TRACK & FIELD TRIALS
NBC Olympics continues its 16.5 hours of U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials coverage from Hayward Field, in Eugene, Ore., on NBCSN. Weekend coverage begins tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Olympic Track and Field Trials coverage culminates Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Tom Hammond
 and Kenny Albert will combine to handle play-by-play duties, along with analyst and four-time Olympic track and field medalist Ato Boldon, analysts Craig Masback and Tim Hutchings, and reporters Lewis Johnson and Todd Harris.

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, who retired from track last week, and 2012 Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee will join NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the track and field Trials coverage as guest analysts this weekend.

INDYCAR IOWA CORN 300
NBCSN continues its coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series with live coverage of the IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Brian Till
 (play-by-play) will call the action alongside former drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon BeekhuisKatie HargittRobin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.

F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Coverage of the 2016 Formula One season continues this weekend with the British Grand Prix at the iconic Silverstone circuit. 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
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues with the Southwick National from Southwick, Mass., this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross ChampionGrant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call this weekend’s action.

MECUM AUCTIONS – DENVER
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 KramanStephen 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.

TOUR DE FRANCE
NBC Sports Group’s more than 250 hours of live, primetime, and encore coverage of the 103rd Tour de France continues tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. ET on NBC, with Stage 8 from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon.

Weekend coverage continues Sunday, July 10, at 6 a.m. ET with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show on NBCSN. Live coverage of Stage 9 from Vielha Val d’Aran to Arcalis will air immediately following at 6:30 a.m. ET. In addition, a recap of Stage 9 will air Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC.

BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE WIN AND YOU’RE IN SERIES
Catch a Glimpse, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner, leads the field of 13 3-year-old fillies for an automatic berth into this year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in  the $1 million Belmont Oaks (G1) at Belmont Park on the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – Presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” live broadcast this Saturday, July 9 on NBC at 4:30 p.m. ET.

NBC’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series on Saturday features host Laffit Pincay III, analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey and five-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, analyst/handicapper Eddie Olczyk, reporter Donna Brothers,   and Daily Racing Form handicapper Matt Bernier.