FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS INDY 500 CARB DAY COVERAGE THIS FRIDAY BEGINNING AT 11 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Live Carb Day Coverage Includes Final Indianapolis 500 Practice Session, Pit Crew Challenge and Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race
NASCAR America Motorsports Special Previews Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Continues with Glen Helen Classic – Live Coverage on NBCSN on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 24, 2018 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series continues this Friday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN with a live presentation of the Indianapolis 500 Carb Day from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Carb Day features the final practice session prior to the Indianapolis 500 and earned its moniker from the fact that it was originally the final practice where teams had the opportunity to tune their carburetors in conditions similar to race day. Highlights from Carb Day also include the annual Pit Crew Challenge at 1:30 p.m. ET, which follows the final practice session, as well as the Indy Lights Freedom 100 race at noon ET on NBCSN.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of Carb Day.
Kevin Lee will host coverage of Carb Day and alongside analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Marty Snider, Robin Miller, Katie Hargitt, and Jon Beekhuis will report from the pits. Lee and Anders Krohn will call the Indy Lights Freedom 100.
Friday’s Carb Day coverage on NBCSN will include a Robin Miller essay on Indiana native Ed Carpenter, who earned his third career Indianapolis 500 pole this past weekend, as well as features on Sebastien Bourdais, who qualified fifth a year to the day of a horrific crash at Indy, and 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi.
NBC Sports will present the final nine races of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series on NBCSN, continuing on Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. ET with the DXC Technology 600 from Texas Motor Speedway.
Earlier this year, NBC Sports Group and INDYCAR announced a new, multi-year media rights agreement in which NBC Sports acquired the rights to present all INDYCAR races, qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights races across its platforms beginning in 2019.
The Indianapolis 500 and seven additional Verizon IndyCar Series races will be broadcast annually on NBC, with all remaining races televised on NBCSN. Details of NBC Sports’ 2019 INDYCAR schedule will be announced at a later date.
NASCAR AMERICA MOTORSPORTS SPECIAL PREVIEWS SUNDAY’S INDIANAPOLIS 500 AND COCA-COLA 600, THIS FRIDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN surrounds Memorial Day Weekend’s “Biggest Day in Motorsports” with its 90-minute NASCAR America Motorsports Special, this Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will highlight the latest news and updates ahead of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Features include an essay by Nate Ryan on Danica Patrick, as she looks to compete in her final Indy 500 before retiring from professional racing. Coverage also includes a feature on Richard Childress Racing and the special program RCR has invested in for military veterans.
Krista Voda will host Friday’s show alongside Kyle Petty in Stamford, Conn. Coverage will also include on-site contributions from Steve Letarte and guest analyst Landon Cassill from Charlotte Motor Speedway, and NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. from JR Motorsports’ headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. In addition, NBC Sports IndyCar analysts Kevin Lee and Townsend Bell will join reporters Marty Snider and Ryan from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR on NBC reporter Parker Kligerman will also contribute special “driver reports” as he prepares to drive Gaunt Brothers Racing’s No. 96 Toyota in the Coca-Cola 600.
|Fri., May 23||Indy 500 Carb Day Final Practice||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Indy Lights Freedom 500||Noon||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Pit Crew Challenge||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America Motorsports Special||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 24||Indy 500 Festival Parade**||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – GLEN HELEN RACEWAY – SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season with this week’s event at Glen Helen Raceway on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Last week at the season opener at Hangtown, Eli Tomac recorded a sweep in the 450 Class, while Zach Osborne swept the 250 Class. Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties, alongside two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and reporter Will Christien.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Pro Motocross Pass” will superserve the passionate Motocross fanbase with more than 50 additional hours of programming, including live, commercial-free coverage of every qualifier, Moto 1 and Moto 2 from every race, and full event replays from the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Coverage of this weekend’s event begins at 1:10 p.m. ET with qualifiers, followed by Moto 1s at 4 p.m. ET and Moto 2s at 6 p.m. ET.
|Sat., May 26||Glen Helen National Qualifiers||1:10 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Glen Helen National Moto 1 (250)||4 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Glen Helen National Moto 1 (450)||5 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Glen Helen National Moto 2 (250)||6 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold/NBCSN|
|Glen Helen National Moto 2 (450)||7 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold/NBCSN|
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana’s Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Gold Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, GoPro, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, MotoSport.com, Garmin, 100%, KTM, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, Alpinestars, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
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