FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS PENULTIMATE NASCAR PLAYOFF COVERAGE FROM PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing Sun. at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC – XFINITY Series Racing Sat. at 7 pm ET on NBCSN
The Final Two Races of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Air on NBC
Kasey Kahne Joins Nate Ryan on This Week’s NASCAR on NBC Podcast
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 9, 2016 – NBC Sports heads to “The Grand Canyon State” for complete coverage of the penultimate races of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series seasons from Phoenix International Raceway. NBCSN presents the final XFINITY race in the Round of 8 Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Daniel Suárez, Elliott Sadler, Erik Jones and Blake Koch stand above the cutline all seeking their first XFINITY Championship title. NBC Sports’ Sprint Cup race coverage begins Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET as NBC presents the final cut race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Before Sunday’s green flag falls, pre-race coverage includes a look at Jimmie Johnson’s storied career and quest for a historic seventh title.
NBC PRESENTS NASCAR SPRINT CUP PLAYOFF RACING FROM PHOENIX SUNDAY AT 1:30 P.M. ET
NBC Sports kicks off its Sprint Cup coverage on Friday with practice at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by a special on-site edition of NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET. Qualifying wraps up the evening at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Saturday’s coverage includes practice at 3 p.m. ET, followed by NASCAR America at 5:30 p.m. ET and final practice at 6 p.m. ET, all on NBCSN. Race day coverage begins Sunday on NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET with NASCAR America, followed by Countdown to Green at 2 p.m. ET and green flag racing from Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. ET. The checkered flag is followed by an on-site post-race show on NBCSN, as well as Victory Lap beginning at 6:30 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 Kelli Stavast report from pit road.
NBCSN PRESENTS XFINITY SERIES ELIMINATION RACING SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. ET
NBC Sports’ XFINITY coverage from Phoenix begins Friday with practice at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by final practice at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Race day Saturday begins with qualifying at 4 p.m. ET. Race coverage kicks off with Countdown to Green at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by the final race on the Round of 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS’ KASEY KAHNE JOINS NATE RYAN ON THIS WEEK’S NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST
Kasey Kahne, driver of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5, joins Nate Ryan on this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast. Kahne discusses the recent upturn in his otherwise lackluster season, the motorhome lot babyboom, and how he stays fit at the track. Available on NASCAR Talk, iTunes, AudioBoom, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and podcasting apps, the NASCAR on NBC podcast discusses the latest NASCAR news each week with major stars and personalities.
UPCOMING NASCAR PROGRAMMING
|Wed., Nov 9||NASCAR America||5:30 PM||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Nov 10||NASCAR America||5:30 PM||NBCSN|
|Fri., Nov 11||NASCAR XFINITY Series First Practice – Phoenix||12:30 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Phoenix||1:30 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Phoenix||4:30 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6:00 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Phoenix||6:30 PM||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov 12||NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Phoenix||3:00 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Phoenix||4:00 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5:30 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Phoenix||6:00 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green||7:00 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing – Phoenix||7:30 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race Show||10:00 PM||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov 13||NASCAR America||1:30 PM||NBC|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Countdown to Green||2:00 PM||NBC|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing – Phoenix||2:30 PM||NBC|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show||6:00 PM||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||6:30 PM||NBCSN|
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