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Friday, August 3rd, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – AUGUST 3RD – AUGUST 5TH, 2018
(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, the NBC Sports app and the Golf Channel app, click here.
Friday, August 3rd
12:30 p.m. on NBCSports.com/NBC Sports app – NASCAR Xfinity Series, “Practice – Watkins Glen”
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Whelen Series, “New Hampshire”
2 p.m. on NBCSports.com/NBC Sports app – NASCAR Xfinity Series, “Final Practice – Watkins Glen”
5 p.m. on Olympic Channel – World Badminton Championships, “Day 5 – China”
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions, “Harrisburg, PA”
Saturday, August 4th
10 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Cup Series, “Practice – Watkins Glen”
11 a.m. on NBC – LPGA Golf Women’s British Open, “Royal Lytham”
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Xfinity Series, “Qualifying – Watkins Glen”
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Cup Series, “Final Practice – Watkins Glen”
2 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Xfinity Series Countdown to the Green
3 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Xfinity Series, “Race – Watkins Glen”
5 p.m. on Olympic Channel – World Badminton Championships, “Day 6 – China”
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, “Whitney”
5:30 p.m. on NBC – Racing Roots, “Martin Truex Jr.”
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Cup Series, “Qualifying – Watkins Glen”
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions, “Harrisburg, PA”
Sunday, August 5th
10 a.m. on Olympic Channel – FIG Gymnastics World Cup, “Trampoline – Japan”
11:30 a.m. on NBC – LPGA Golf Women’s British Open, “Royal Lytham”
12 p.m. on Olympic Channel – World Badminton Championships, “Day 7 – China”
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
2 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green
3 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Cup Series, “Race – Watkins Glen”
5 p.m. on NBCSN – World Badminton Championships, “Day 7 – China”
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions, “Harrisburg, PA”
NBC Sports Group surrounds its first NASCAR road course race of 2018 with a multifaceted presentation and more than 16 hours of trackside coverage from historic Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. NASCAR on NBC’s race coverage begins Saturday with Xfinity Series racing at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, and culminates Sunday with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
Combining NBC Sports Group, MRN (Motor Racing Network) and SiriusXM’s expertise covering live NASCAR races, Saturday and Sunday’s race telecasts will be called from multiple vantage points throughout the historic 2.45 – mile road course.
NASCAR on NBC’s lead race announcer Rick Allen (@Rickallenracing), and Daytona 500 winning crew chief Steve Letarte (@steveletarte), will call both races from NBC Sports’ traditional broadcast booth above the start-finish line. Allen and Letarte will be joined by NASCAR on NBC analysts and iconic former drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) and Jeff Burton (@Jeffburton), as well as Veteran MRN and SiriusXM radio announcer Mike Bagley (@TheMikeBagley), who will contribute to the race telecast from three individual locations around the track. In total, NBC Sports’ lap-by-lap race coverage will be called from four different vantage points around the road course.
Serving in their customary race day roles, NASCAR on NBC pit reporters Marty Snider (@HeyMartysnider), Kelli Stavast (@Kellistavast) and Dave Burns (@tvdaveburns) will contribute coverage from pit road, alongside features reporter Rutledge Wood (@rutledgewood). NASCAR on NBC pre-race host Krista Voda (@Kristavoda), auto racing icon Kyle Petty (@KylePetty), and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett) host NASCAR America as well as all pre- and post-race coverage.
NBC Sports presents more than 30 hours of comprehensive coverage across seven days of the 2018 World Badminton Championships from Nanjing, China on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Coverage concludes Sunday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Comprehensive live coverage of the event is available on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
A pair of horses bred in New York – Diversify and Mind Your Biscuits – headline a field of eight runners seeking an automatic berth into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in the 1 1/8 mile, $1.2 million Whitney this Saturday, Aug. 4, live at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The one-hour program is a part of the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – Presented by America’s Best Racing.”
Saturday’s telecast also will include live coverage of the 7-furlong Longines Test Stakes for fillies and mares.
NBC’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series on Saturday will be hosted by Nick Luck, who will be joined by analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, reporter Britney Eurton and Daily Racing Form Handicapper Matt Bernier.
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Mecum Auctions season rolls into Harrisburg, Pa., this week with nearly 20 hours of coverage on NBCSN from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide streaming coverage this weekend’s Mecum Auctions coverage from Harrisburg.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Harrisburg alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens and reporter Katie Osborne. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 30 years.