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Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF HONDA INDY TORONTO THIS SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON CNBC
NBCSN Presents Live Qualifying Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET and Encore Race Presentation Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series on NBCSN Up 26% vs. 2015 – Last Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 Most-Watched Race Thus Far in 2016
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Spring Creek National – Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Skids Into New England With NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing From New Hampshire Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 13, 2016 – NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive cable coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend north of the border in Toronto, with CNBC’s live presentation of the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to this weekend’s IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto, coverage includes the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Spring Creek National event on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as well as the NASCAR XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series races from New Hampshire on Saturday and Sunday on NBCSN.
INDYCAR HONDAY INDY TORONTO – SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON CNBC
The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series rolls north of the border this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place this Sunday on CNBC. Josef Newgarden (Ed Carpenter Racing) dominated the field at the Indy Iowa Corn 300 last Sunday, leading 282 of 300 laps en route to his first career oval victory and setting the IndyCar record for most laps led in a race.
Newgarden, who won last year’s Honda Indy Toronto, now currently sits in second position in the driver standings with 336 points, 73 points behind leader Simon Pagenaud (Penske; 409 points). Will Power (Penske), who finished in second place in Iowa following back-to-back wins at Detroit and Road America, is currently in third place (334 points).
Coverage begins Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with live qualifying, prior to Sunday’s live race coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation of the race Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Leigh Diffey (play-by-play) will call the action alongside Toronto native Paul Tracy, who won at Toronto in 1993 and 2003, and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.
2016 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES ON NBCSN UP 26% VS. 2015 – LAST SUNDAY’S IOWA CORN 300 MOST-WATCHED RACE THUS FAR IN 2016
Through five races, the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series has averaged 408,000 viewers, up 26% vs. the first five races of the 2015 season on NBCSN (325,000). This is NBCSN’s second-best start to an IndyCar season through five races (2010; 428,000) since rights were acquired in 2009.
Last Sunday’s presentation of the IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 on NBCSN (5:34-7:37 p.m. ET) averaged 534,000 viewers to rank as the most-watched IndyCar race thus far in the 2016 IndyCar season.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – SPRING CREEK NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues with the Spring Creek National from Millville, Minn., this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Last week at the Southwick National, Eli Tomac swept the 450 Class for his first victory of the season, snapping Ken Roczen’s winning to open up his lead over 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.
NBCSN SKIDS INTO NEW ENGLAND WITH NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET
NBC Sports Group commences its third weekend of NASCAR coverage with over 19 hours of trackside coverage from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Following two nail-biting weekends of racing, NBCSN’s on-site racing coverage from New England kicks off Saturday with XFINITY Series racing at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Sprint Cup racing Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBCSN and CNBC. All streaming coverage can be watched on NBCSports.com or on the NBC Sports app:
|Thur., July 14||NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 15||NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – New Hampshire||11:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – New Hampshire||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Stateline||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series New Hampshire – Final Practice||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire – Qualifying||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 16||NASCAR XFINITY Series New Hampshire – 2nd Practice||10 a.m.||CNBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Spring Creek – Practice||11 a.m.||Streaming|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series New Hampshire – Qualifying||11:15 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire – Final Practice||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto – Qualifying||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Spring Creek – Moto 1s||2 p.m.||MAVTV|
|NASCAR America||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown To Green||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing From New Hampshire||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Spring Creek – 450 Class*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Spring Creek – 250 Class*||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 17||NASCAR America||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown To Green||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing From New Hampshire||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto||2:30 p.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto (Encore)||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||8 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.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
NASCAR TALK: NASCAR TALK provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date NASCAR coverage, including Sprint Cup, XFINITY, and Camping World Truck Series. The site also promotes videos from NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA. Fans can follow @NASCARTalkNBC on Twitter.
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.
SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties. @NASCARonNBC and@NASCARTalkNBC share the latest NASCAR content, @F1onNBCSports provides the latest news in Formula One, and @IndyCaronNBCSN delivers up-to-the-minute information on the Verizon IndyCar Series.
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