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Thursday, September 29th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF FORMULA ONE MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND
F1 Malaysian Grand Prix – Sunday at 2:30 a.m. ET/Saturday at 11:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN
All Practice, Qualifying and Grand Prix Coverage Streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
NBC Sports Continues NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup Coverage This Weekend From Dover
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 29, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2016 Formula One season continues this weekend with comprehensive live coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix, culminating in Grand Prix racing on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. ET/Saturday at 11:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN.
In addition to this weekend’s F1 coverage, NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup with live coverage from Dover International Speedway on Saturday and Sunday on NBCSN.
Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton continue their battle atop the driver standings heading into Malaysia this weekend. Rosberg currently leads with 273 points, with defending champion Lewis Hamilton close behind with 265 points. Rosberg surpassed Hamilton with his win in Singapore on Sept. 18, coupled with a third-place finish by Hamilton.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, currently fourth in the driver standings with 153 points, boasts four career Malaysian Grand Prix victories, including last year’s race. Hamilton took the checkered flag in Malaysia in 2014.
Live coverage begins exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 on Friday morning at 2:30 a.m. ET/Thursday at 11:30 p.m. PT. Streaming coverage on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app continues with Practice 3 on Saturday morning at 2 a.m. ET/Friday night at 11 p.m. PT, and live qualifying on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT.
Live Malaysian Grand Prix race coverage begins Sunday morning at 2 a.m. ET/Saturday at 11 p.m. PT on NBCSN with F1 Countdown, and is followed by F1 Extra at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT.
Lead play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. Townsend Bell will serve as the on-site reporter in Malaysia.
NBC SPORTS CONTINUES NASCAR CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND FROM DOVER
NBC Sports heads to “The Monster Mile” in Delaware this weekend for a pivotal weekend of racing from Dover International Speedway. The third race of the Sprint Cup Chase, NBC Sports presents the final opportunity for 14 drivers to punch their ticket into the Round of 12, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. With Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. safely into the next round by virtue of capturing wins over the last two weeks, the remaining Sprint Cup Chase drivers must put it all on the line to keep the dream of a Sprint Cup title alive. The second race of the XFINITY Series Chase begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Click here for more details.
Following is this week’s NBC Sports Group motorsports coverage schedule:
|Thurs., Sept. 29||NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – New Hampshire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10 – Ford and Shelby||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10 – General Motors||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10 – Vintage European Sports Cars||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10 – Restomods||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Journey to the Hammers||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 1||10 p.m.||Streaming|
|Fri., Sept. 30||F1 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 2||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dover – Practice||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Dover – Practice||11:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Meridian||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Dover – Final Practice||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Dover – Qualifying||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 1||F1 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 3||2 a.m.||Streaming|
|F1 Malaysian Grand Prix – Qualifying||5 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dover – Second Practice||10:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Dover – Qualifying||11:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR America||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dover – Final Practice||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing from Dover||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 2||F1 Countdown||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Malaysian Grand Prix||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||5 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from Dover||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lane||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Malaysian Grand Prix (Encore)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
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