FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
2017 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED ON NBC THIS SATURDAY AT 4:30 P.M. ET
NBCSN Overdrive – Thursday Primetime Motorsports Block – Continues Tonight with American Flat Track Finals from Perris Auto Speedway at 10 p.m. ET
Mecum Auctions: Chicago on NBCSN is Second-Most Watched Mecum Telecast Ever; Season Viewership Up 10% vs. 2016
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 Continue from Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 12, 2017 – The 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship will be decided this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC, as Scott Speed, Tanner Foust and Steve Arpin vie for the 2017 GRC Supercars title at the Port of Los Angeles.
This week’s motorsports coverage also includes NBCSN Overdrive, the network’s Thursday night primetime motorsports block, highlighted by the American Flat Track Finals from Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., beginning tonight at 10 p.m. ET. In addition, NBC Sports Group surrounds the second race of the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with live race coverage from Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
2017 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – SATURDAY AT 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’ Scott Speed is in pursuit of his third consecutive series title, and heads into the season finale with a 30-point lead over teammate Tanner Foust. Speed edged Foust by six points in the 2016 Red Bull GRC Standings to claim his second career Supercars title. Steve Arpin (Loenbro Motorsports) sits in third place with 682 points, and finished a career-best fourth in the overall standings last season.
Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst), and Will Christien (reporter) will call the action from the Port of Los Angeles.
|2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver Championship Standings (Supercars)|
|1||Scott Speed||Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross||756|
|2||Tanner Foust||Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross||726|
|3||Steve Arpin||Loenbro Motorsports||682|
NBCSN OVERDRIVE THURSDAY MOTORSPORTS BLOCK CONTINUES TONIGHT, FEATURING 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 the American Flat Track Finals from Perris Auto Speedway at 10 p.m. ET.
The weekly, primetime block will include six unique series and more than 40 hours of premiere programming, featuring new seasons of Motorclub 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.
MECUM AUCTIONS: CHICAGO ON NBCSN IS SECOND-MOST WATCHED MECUM TELECAST EVER; SEASON VIEWERSHIP UP 10% VS. 2016
NBCSN’s live coverage of Mecum Auctions: Chicago on Saturday, October 7 (6-7:30 p.m. ET), was the second-most watched Mecum telecast ever, drawing 393,000 average viewers. This season’s Mecum Auctions coverage on NBCSN has averaged 172,000 viewers, up 10% vs. 2016, and this year’s Harrisburg auction (Aug. 3-6) stands as the most-watched auction event of the 2017 season thus far, averaging 212,000 viewers across four premiere telecasts.
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFFS ROUND OF 12 FROM TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT 2 P.M. ON NBC
NBC Sports Group surrounds the second race of the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, with more than 11 hours of trackside coverage this weekend from Talladega Superspeedway, in Lincoln, Ala. Live race coverage from NASCAR’s biggest and baddest track begins this Sunday, October 15, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Click here for more information.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule:
|Thur., Oct. 12||Car Matchmaker||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Series – Charlotte Motor Speedway||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Top 10||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Caffeine & Octane (Premiere)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Caffeine & Octane||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Motorclub (Premiere)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Motorclub (Premiere)||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|American Flat Track – SoCal Fairgrounds||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Journey to the Hammers (Premiere)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 13||Car Matchmaker||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series First Practice – Talladega||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice – Talladega||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Car Matchmaker||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites – Los Angeles*||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 14||Red Bull Series – Crandon World Cup||3 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – Talladega||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global Rallycross – Los Angeles||4:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., Oct. 15||NASCAR America||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Countdown to Green||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Cup Series Race – Talladega||2 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race Show||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Air Race – Indianapolis*||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
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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