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Friday, November 4th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – NOVEMBER 4-6, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – NOVEMBER 4-6, 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 NBCSports.com, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.
Friday, November 4th
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice – Texas
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Breeders’ Cup Classic – Santa Anita
8 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Dallas, TX
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Texas
12 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Xfinity Series Final Practice – Texas
Saturday, November 5th
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
10:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Texas
10:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Middlesbrough
11:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – Texas
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Texas
1:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Chelsea v. Everton
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Breeders’ Cup Classic – Santa Anita
3:30 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Texas
8 p.m. on NBC – Breeders’ Cup Classic – Santa Anita
8 p.m. on NBCSN – Rugby: Ireland v. New Zealand All Blacks
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Rugby: USA v. Maori All Blacks
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Dallas, TX
Sunday, November 6th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
6:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Arsenal v. Tottenham
9:10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Liverpool v. Watford
10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Swansea City v. Manchester United
11: 25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Leicester City v. West Brom
1 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green – Texas
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone
2 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Texas
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Download – Claudio Rainieri
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – FEI Show Jumping – Washington
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Texas
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night In America
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Dallas, TX
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football – Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders
10 p.m. on NBCSN – ISU Grand Pix of Figure Skating – Russia
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
1:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
Derek Carrand the Oakland Raiders (6-2) host reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the Denver Broncos (6-2) in an AFC West showdown this week on Sunday Night Football at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, November 6, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Broncos-Raiders are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by producer Fred Gaudelli and director Drew Esocoff.
Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk. Paul Burmeister will report from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on the Falcons-Packers game.
NBC Sports heads to “The Lone Star State” for comprehensive coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series racing from Texas Motor Speedway. XFINITY series racing returns Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC after a two week hiatus. Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez lead the XFINITY Chase standings, with the remaining six playoff drivers jockeying for Championship contention. NBC Sports’ Sprint Cup coverage begins Sunday at 1 p.m. ET as NBC presents the first of three final races before the Champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Before Sunday’s green flag falls, pre-race coverage includes interviews with all eight Chase drivers, two special guests in Jeff Burton’s on-track car, and Rutledge Wood doing what he does best, interacting with unique fans, including some that traveled all the way from Antarctica.
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 Kelli Stavast report from pit road. Rutledge Wood contributes to NBC’s coverage on Sunday.
NBCSN presents coverage of 2016 Grand Prix Russia this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10 p.m. ET featuring performances from the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition from Moscow. Universal HD will present coverage of the event throughout the weekend, beginning tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. ET with the ladies’ and men’s short competition. Coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon calls the action on NBCSN joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir.
NBCSN will present a pair of international rugby matches this Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, when the defending World Cup Champion New Zealand All Blacks face off against 2015 Six Nations Champion Ireland from historic Soldier Field, home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Immediately following New Zealand-Ireland, NBCSN will showcase the USA Eagles against the Maori All Blacks from Toyota Park in Chicago at 10 p.m. ET. The two matches are part of “The Rugby Weekend,” a collaboration between USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide.
Veteran play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will call the matches, and will be joined in the booth by Brian Hightowerand Dan Lyle.
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the most anticipated matches of the season, the North London Derby between storied rivals Arsenal and Tottenham this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium. Coverage begins Sunday at 6 a.m. ET with Premier League Live. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
NBC Sports Group’s horse racing commentator Tom Hammond; jockey Jerry Bailey, Randy Moss; Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk; and race caller Larry Collmus will preview NBC Sports Group’s Breeders’ Cup coverage on a conference calltoday, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT.