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Friday, July 29th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – JULY 29-31, 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 the NBC Sports app, Powered by Playmaker Media and Golf Channel’s Golf Live Extra powered by PlayMaker Media, click here.
Friday, July 29
2 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Hondy Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Practice
4 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Pocono
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Iowa
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Iowa
2 a.m. on NBCSN – Motocross Highlight Series
Saturday, July 30
8 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 German Grand Prix – Qualifying
11 a.m. on NBC – RICOH Women’s British Open
11 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice- Pocono
1 p.m. on NBCSN – America’s Cup World Series
2 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Global RallyCross – Washington DC
2 p.m. on NBCSN –IndyCar Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Qualifying
3:30 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Series – Hare Scramble
4 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Iowa
5 p.m. on NBC – Dew Tour Long Beach
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Iowa
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – World Series of Fighting
Sunday, July 31
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Formula GP2
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Formula One Countdown
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 German Grand Prix
10 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra
11 a.m. on NBC – RICOH Women’s British Open
12 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Pocono
2 p.m. on NBC – Dew Tour Long Beach
2 p.m. on CNBC – IndyCar Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
4 p.m. on NBC – Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gold Within
5 p.m. on NBC – Breeders’ Cup Challenger Series – Haskell Invitational
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race
11 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Dew Tour Long Beach
1 a.m. on NBCSN – Dew Tour Long Beach
NBC Sports Group enters its fifth weekend of the 2016 NASCAR season with momentum with dual coverage from Pocono Raceway’s “Tricky Triangle” and Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.” NBCSN presents XFINITY Series racing under the lights from Iowa Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by Sprint Cup racing from Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET.
NBCSN continues its weekend Sprint Cup coverage from Pennsylvania today with qualifying 4 p.m. ET. Saturday, NBCSN continues its coverage with final Sprint Cup practice at 11 a.m. ET.
Sunday’s race day coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET with a special 60-minute edition of NASCAR America Sunday. Countdown to Green kicks off at 1 p.m. ET and rolls into official race coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET. The Sprint Cup Series post-race show begins at 5 p.m. ET and a special on-site edition of NASCAR Victory Lap closes out the weekend at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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 Snider, Mike Massaro, Dave Burns and Parker Kligerman report from pit road.
Today’s XFINITY coverage concludes with final practice at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Race day coverage begins Saturday with qualifying at 4 p.m. ET followed by Countdown to Green at 7:30 p.m. ET. XFINITY series racing under the lights begins at 8 p.m. ET.
In Iowa, Dave Burns and Dale Jarrett call this weekend’s action in the series where “names are made,” and rising young stars have a chance to work their way into the XFINITY Chase. Ralph Sheheen and Jim Noble report from pit road.
NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive cable coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series with live comprehensive coverage from Mid-Ohio on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on CNBC.
Coverage begins on NBCSN with practice today at 2 p.m. ET, and continues Saturday with live qualifying at 2 p.m. ET. CNBC presents live race coverage on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, and NBCSN will air an encore presentation Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, immediately following live NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage from Pocono.
Brian Till (play-by-play) will call the action alongside analysts and drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.
The Formula One season drives into Germany with the F1 German Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBCSN’s live coverage begins Saturday with the qualifying at 8 a.m. ET. Live race coverage from Hockenheimring begins Sunday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the German Grand Prix on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), veteran analyst David Hobbs, and analyst Steve Matchett will call the action. F1 insider Will Buxton will report on-site from Germany.
RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS
NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2016 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC from Washington D.C.
Toby Moody handles the play-by-play for this weekend’s event alongside analyst Townsend Bell and reporter Kristen Kenney.
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator will square off again on Sunday, July 31 as the 2016 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” continues with the live broadcast on NBC at 5:00 p.m. ET from Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J, with an outstanding renewal of the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational, an automatic qualifier for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Tom Hammond hosts the Haskell Invitational broadcast, and will be joined by analyst Jerry Bailey, analyst Randy Moss, reporter Kenny Rice and Handicapper Eddie Olczyk. Daily Racing Form’s Matt Bernier will also serve as a handicapper.
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2016 Dew Tour kicks off this Saturday, July 30, at 5 p.m. ET, highlighting three days of premier skateboarding competition from Long Beach, Calif. Coverage continues Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
Todd Richards hosts NBC’s coverage from the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Richards will be joined by analysts Chris Pastras and Mike Vallely.
World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, July 29, live at 10:30 p.m. ET, with Marlon Moraes (16-4-1) defending his bantamweight title against “Gentleman” Josh Hill (14-1) from the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash.
In the co-main event, Alexandre “Capitao” Almeida (18-5) defends his featherweight title against Lance “The Party” Palmer (10-2).
Saturday’s card also features a bout between brothers Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor (6-1-1) and Caros Fodor (10-5), fighting at a catchweight of 162 pounds, and a middleweight division bout between Phil Hawes (4-0) and Louis Taylor (12-3).
Play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action.
Historic Woburn Golf Club near London sets the stage this weekend for the women’s fourth major championship of 2016, the RICOH Women’s British Open. Saturday and Sunday, live coverage will begin at 9 am ET on Golf Channel and will continue on NBC at 11 a.m. ET.
Rich Lerner and Hall-of-Famer Judy Rankin will call the action from the 18th hole broadcast booth. Tom Abbott will report from a tower position, with Jerry Foltz and 2004 Women’s British Open champion Karen Stupples on the course. Mike Ritz also joins the broadcast team as studio host, and Cara Robinson will conduct interviews.