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Thursday, September 21st, 2017
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS MORE THAN 13 HOURS OF MECUM AUCTIONS COVERAGE FROM LOUISVILLE THIS WEEK ON NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Louisville Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Overdrive – Thursday Primetime Motorsports Block – Continues Tonight With Two American Flat Track Races
NBCSN Presents the Second Race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs on Sunday, September 24, at 2 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 21, 2017 – NBC Sports continues its season-long coverage of the 2017 Mecum Auctions campaign this weekend on NBCSN, featuring more than 13 hours of coverage from Louisville, Ky., beginning tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.
This week’s motorsports coverage also includes NBCSN Overdrive, the network’s Thursday night primetime motorsports block, highlighted by American Flat Track racing from the Peoria Motorcycle Club and the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Illinois, beginning tonight at 10 p.m. ET.
In addition, NBC Sports Group will provide comprehensive coverage of this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY and Cup Series races from New Hampshire.
MORE THAN 13 HOURS OF MECUM AUCTIONS: LOUISVILLE COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017 Mecum Auctions season rolls into Louisville, Ky., this weekend with coverage from the Kentucky Exposition Center beginning tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. An estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more from over 20 states, including Canada, are set to cross the auction block.
This is the second year that Mecum Auctions has staged a collector-car auction in the Bluegrass State. The inaugural Mecum Louisville auction in 2016 saw a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible sell for an event-high $280,000, followed closely behind by a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback that was purchased for $255,000. Among the featured consignments for Mecum Louisville 2017 include a Sunfire Yellow 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, a 1969 Dodge Super Bee and an Acapulco Blue 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Louisville alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 29 years.
NBCSN OVERDRIVE THURSDAY MOTORSPORTS BLOCK CONTINUES THIS WEEK, INCLUDING AMERICAN FLAT TRACK RACING BEGINNING AT 10 P.M. ET
NBCSN Overdrive, the network’s Thursday night primetime motorsports block, is highlighted this week by American Flat Track racing from the Peoria Motorcycle Club in Peoria, Ill., at 10 p.m. ET, followed by the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds at 11 p.m. ET.
The weekly, primetime block will include six unique series and more than 40 hours of premiere programming, featuring new seasons of Grudge Race and Caffeine & Octane. American Flat Track, widely regarded as the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in the world, will be featured most Thursdays on Overdrive at 10 p.m. ET. Click here for more information.
NBCSN PRESENTS THE SECOND RACE OF THE 2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFFS – THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, AT 2 P.M.
NBC Sports Group surrounds the NASCAR Playoffs with more than 17 hours of trackside coverage from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, New Hampshire, and Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. NBC Sports Group’s race coverage begins Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with XFINITY Series racing from Kentucky, and culminates Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing from New Hampshire. Click here for more information.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule:
|Thur., September 21||Mecum Auctions: Dallas||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Series – Riverhead Raceway||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10 – General Motors||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10 – MOPAR||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Caffeine & Octane (Premiere)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Caffeine & Octane (Premiere)||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Grudge Race (Premiere)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Grudge Race (Encore)||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|American Flat Track – Peoria TT||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|American Flat Track – Springfield Mile II||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., September 22||NASCAR Cup Series First Practice – New Hampshire||11:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Louisville*||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series First Practice – Kentucky||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – New Hampshire||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Kentucky||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Louisville*||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., September 23||NASCAR Cup Series Second Practice – New Hampshire||9 a.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice – New Hampshire||11:30 a.m.||Streaming**|
|Mecum Auctions: Louisville*||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Kentucky||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice – New Hampshire*||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing from Kentucky||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Louisville*||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., September 24||NASCAR The Decades – The 1970s||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Racing From New Hampshire||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race Show – New Hampshire||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Louisville*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
**NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
NBC SPORTS GROUP STREAMING, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL CONTENT
NBC Sports Group will provide comprehensive streaming and digital coverage surrounding its motorsports properties via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – and NASCAR Talk and MotorSportsTalk, NBC Sports Group’s digital home for the latest motorsports news.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will provide season-long live streaming coverage of all Formula One practices, qualifying sessions and Grands Prix, including exclusive coverage of practices that will not air on NBC or NBCSN. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream NASCAR and IndyCar content that will air on NBC and NBCSN (race coverage and some practice and qualifying), as well as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Red Bull Global RallyCross series, and Red Bull Air Race.
MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.
SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties. @NASCARonNBC and@NASCARTalkNBC share the latest NASCAR content, @F1onNBCSports provides the latest news in Formula One, and @IndyCaronNBCSN delivers up-to-the-minute information on the Verizon IndyCar Series.
In addition, the NASCAR on NBC Facebook page will provide users with videos, interactive content and much more. Fans should also “like” NBC Sports on Facebook for the most up-to-date news, videos and commentary about NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties.
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