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Thursday, July 21st, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP CONTINUES FORMULA ONE COVERAGE WITH HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX THIS SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN Airs Practice Friday at 11 p.m. ET; CNBC Presents Live Qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. ET
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Washougal National – Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Mecum Auctions – Harrisburg – Today at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Eight-Hour Block on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Jeff Gordon Comes Out of Retirement to Drive the No. 88 This Weekend at NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Race in Indianapolis Sunday on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 21, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2016 Formula One Championship continues this week with live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
In addition to this weekend’s F1 Hungarian Grand Prix, NBCSN’s motorsports coverage includes the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Washougal National event on Saturday on NBCSN, Mecum Auctions coverage this afternoon and Monday from Harrisburg, and NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series racing from Indianapolis on Saturday and Sunday.
F1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Formula One season rolls on this weekend with live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix on NBCSN, as Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) looks for his third consecutive win this season, following race victories in Austria and Silverstone in his native England. Hamilton has now essentially drawn even with teammate Nico Rosberg atop the driver standings; his 167 points are just one behind Rosberg (168 points).
Hamilton has four career wins at Hungaroring, but has not won at the circuit since 2013. Hamilton finished sixth in Hungary last year, while Rosberg finished eighth, as Sebastian Vettel captured his first victory at Hungaroring.
Coverage begins Friday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 4 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by Practice 2 at 8 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air delayed coverage of Practice 2 on Friday night at 11 p.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, prior to CNBC’s live coverage of qualifying at 8 a.m. ET. Live race coverage from Hungaroring begins Sunday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Monday, July 25, at 1 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 Hungary.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – WASHOUGAL NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN presents Round 9 of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this weekend with the Washuougal National in Washougal, Wash., on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Ken Roczen continues to dominate the 450 Class standings this season, coming off his sixth sweep of the 2016 campaign in Millville, Minn., last weekend. The 2014 450 Class champion holds a 55-point lead over Eli Tomac with four rounds remaining. Jeremy Martin won in the 250 Class last weekend, but trails Cooper Webb by 44 points with four rounds to go.
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 – HARRISBURG – TODAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN, EIGHT-HOUR BLOCK ON MONDAY, JULY 25 AT 7:30 P.M. ET
Mecum Auctions rolls into Harrisburg, Pa., this weekend, with more than 1,000 vehicles set to cross the auction block. NBCSN presents live coverage from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg today at 2:30 p.m. ET, and NBCSN will showcase the top vehicles from this weekend’s event in an eight-hour Mecum block on Monday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Top vehicles up for auction this weekend include a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible, 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback, 2005 Ford GT, and 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback.
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. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 28 years.
JEFF GORDON COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT TO DRIVE THE NO. 88 THIS WEEKEND AT NASCAR’S SPRINT CUP RACE IN INDIANAPOLIS SUNDAY ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group proceeds into its fourth weekend of 2016 NASCAR racing coverage with 19 hours of trackside action from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NBCSN’s race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway kicks off Saturday with XFINITY Series racing at 3 p.m. ET, followed by Sprint Cup racing Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
A news-filled week in motorsports, it was officially announced earlier today that Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement to drive the No. 88 this weekend. NBCSN surrounds Gordon’s return to the speedway where he has kissed the bricks before with complete on-air, online and social media coverage. Click here for more information on this weekend’s NASCAR coverage.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBC and NBCSN:
|Thur., July 21||Mecum Auctions – Harrisburg||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Modified – New Hampshire *||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – New Hampshire *||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 22||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||Streaming|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||Streaming|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Indianapolis||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Indianapolis||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Indianapolis||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Indianapolis||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2 (Encore)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 23||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||Streaming|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Indianapolis||11:40 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America Saturday||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Practice||1 p.m.||Streaming|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Indianapolis||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown To Green||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing From Indianapolis||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Moto 1s||4 p.m.||MAVTV|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Moto 2s||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 24||F1 Countdown||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America Sunday||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown To Green||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing From Indianapolis||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 25||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix (Encore)||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Harrisburg*||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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