FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS XFINITY SERIES RACING FROM MID-OHIO SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK
XFINITY Drivers Face Off in Second Straight Road Course Race
Only Six Races Left Before the Inaugural XFINTIY Series Chase
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 10, 2016 – NBC Sports Group heads to the Midwest for XFINITY Series racing from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. With Sprint Cup racing on hiatus until the August 20th night race from Bristol, the XFINITY Series has the stock car spotlight this weekend at one of America’s classic road courses. With only six races to go before the XFINITY Chase, drivers continue to jockey for the 12th and final position. Erik Jones leads the Chase standings with three wins this season. Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez each have one victory and 668 and 657 points, respectively. Blake Koch currently holds that twelfth Chase spot by just two points over Ross Chastain. Dakoda Armstrong (-9 points) and Jeremy Clements (-14 points) enter this weekend’s race within striking distance.
NBC Sports kicks off its weekend coverage on USA Network Friday with qualifying at 6 p.m. ET. Saturday’s race day coverage kicks off with Countdown to Green at 3 p.m. ET, followed by green-flag racing at 3:30 p.m. ET. After the checkered flag is captured, USA presents a post-race show to wrap up the on-site coverage from Lexington, Ohio.
Dave Burns calls this weekend’s action alongside analyst Dale Jarrett. Mike Massaro and Parker Kligerman report from pit road.
|Fri., Aug. 12||NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Mid-Ohio||6:00 PM||USA|
|Sat., Aug. 13||Countdown To Green||3:00 PM||USA|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing From Mid-Ohio||3:30 PM||USA|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race||6:15 PM||USA|
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