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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
INDYCAR HEADS UNDER THE LIGHTS FOR PRIMETIME RACE AT GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK IN ST. LOUIS THIS SATURDAY ON NBCSN
Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Airs Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Pre-Race Coverage Begins with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Ferrari 250 Replica To Be Auctioned Live on NBC This Saturday at Mecum Monterey
2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Wraps Up This Weekend with Ironman National on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 23, 2018 – The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship picture will take shape under the lights in St. Louis this weekend, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 from Gateway Motorsports Park this Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon.
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 Bommarito Automotive Group 500.
NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage this weekend will also feature coverage of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship finale from Ironman National on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, as well as comprehensive coverage of Mecum Auctions’ iconic event in Monterey, highlighted by the live auction of the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Ferrari 250 Replica on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
INDYCAR BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 – SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The 2018 IndyCar championship chase has narrowed to a two-man battle atop the driver standings, as four-time series champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) and 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport) have separated themselves from the pack. Dixon sits atop the standings (530 points) with a 29-point lead over Rossi (501 points) heading into this weekend’s race at Gateway Motorsports Park, which represents the third-to-last race of the season.
Rossi narrowed the gap with his win last weekend at Pocono, which was overshadowed by a five-car crash early in the race in which Robert Wickens (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) was injured. Josef Newgarden (Penske) won last year’s race at Gateway Motorsports Park in what marked IndyCar’s first race at the track since 2003.
Live coverage from Gateway Motorsports Park begins tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying, prior to pre-race coverage on IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET and race coverage at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Kevin Lee will call this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park alongside analysts and former drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Robin Miller, Jon Beekhuis, Anders Krohn, and Katie Hargitt will report from the pits.
NBC Sports is the exclusive television home of the Verizon IndyCar Series in the United States. Following the final nine races of this season on NBCSN, NBC Sports will present all present all IndyCar races, qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights races across its platforms beginning in 2019, including the Indianapolis 500 and an additional seven races on NBC.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS IRONMAN NATIONAL – SATURDAY ON NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports concludes its presentation of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this weekend with coverage of the season finale, the Ironman National, from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Ind.., on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live-streaming product.
In addition, NBC Sports Gold’s “Pro Motocross Pass” will super-serve the passionate Motocross fan base with live, commercial-free coverage of qualifiers and 1st and 2nd motos of the Ironman National.
Defending series champion Eli Tomac (493) holds a 20-point lead in the overall 450 class point standings over Marvin Musquin (473) heading into the final race of the season. Aaron Plessinger clinched the 250 class title at last weekend’s event at Budds Creek.
Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties for this weekend’s coverage of the Ironman National alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and pit reporter Will Christien.
In the U.S., NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku and online at NBCSportsGold.com. Fans in the U.S. and in 13 international territories (UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan) can purchase “Pro Motocross Pass” for $54.99. Click here for more information.
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“FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF” FERRARI 250 REPLICA TO BE AUCTIONED LIVE ON NBC THIS SATURDAY AT MECUM MONTEREY
A Ferrari 250 replica from the 1986 hit comedy film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Alexander Rossi’s Indianapolis 500-winning IndyCar, and numerous multi-million vehicles will cross the auction block this week in Monterey, Calif., as NBC Sports presents more than 30 hours of comprehensive coverage of Mecum Auctions: Monterey.
This week’s auction from the Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, Calif., will feature roughly 600 classic and collector vehicles, headlined by the Ferrari 250 replica used in the cult classic movie starring Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller) and Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye), which will be auctioned off live on NBC on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. One of three vehicles used during the movie, the Ferrari 250 replica is in fact a 1985 Modena GT Spyder California, built and designed in El Cajon, Calif.
Mecum Auctions: Monterey, renowned as one of the most popular auto auctions in the world, will also feature one of only 39 built Porsche 550A Spyders, a three-time race winner in 1958, and a Dallara DW12 Honda IndyCar, the winning car of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 driven by Rossi in 2016. Click here for more info.
Following is this weekend’s IndyCar, Mecum Auctions and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule:
|Thur., Aug. 23||Mecum Auctions: Monterey||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey (Encore)||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., Aug. 24||Mecum Auctions: Monterey (Encore)||NBCSN||9 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|IndyCar Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – Qualifying||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey (Encore)||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Sat., Aug. 25||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Ironman National – Qualifiers||NBC Sports Gold||10:10 a.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Ironman National – 1st Motos||NBC Sports Gold||1 p.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Ironman National – 1st Motos||NBC Sports Gold||2 p.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Ironman National – 2nd Motos||NBC Sports Gold||3 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Ironman National – 2nd Motos||NBC Sports Gold||4 p.m.|
|Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|IndyCar Bommarito Automotive Group 500||NBCSN||8:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Post-Race||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Sun., Aug. 26||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Ironman National*||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
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.
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