FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
NBC SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTS WEEKEND INDYCAR COVERAGE FROM BALTIMORE – LAST STREET RACE OF THE SEASON
NEW YORK – August 30, 2012 – NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series continues this weekend with the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday, September 2 at 2 p.m. ET live from Baltimore, Md. The race will be preceded by live Indy Lights coverage at 12:30 p.m. ET. Saturday’s IndyCar coverage will feature IndyCar Qualifying at 6 p.m. ET, preceded by an all new episode of IndyCar 36, which will profile current series leader Will Power at 5:30 p.m. ET.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK’S INDYCAR COVERAGE (subject to change, all times ET):
|Sat., Sept. 1||IndyCar 36 featuring Will Power||5:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Qualifying||6 p.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 2||Indy Lights (live)||12:30 p.m.|
|Grand Prix of Baltimore (live)||2 p.m.|
GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE: Team Penske raced to victory last week in Sonoma with Ryan Briscoe and Will Power taking first and second place. With only two races remaining in the 2012 season, this race is critical for Ryan Hunter-Reay, who is in second place overall and trails the championship leader Power by a large margin. Helio Castroneves, also of Team Penske,is currently ranked third in IndyCar standings and will also look to move up during this week’s penultimate race.
COMMENTATORS: Bob Jenkins (lead race announcer), Jon Beekhuis (analyst) and Wally Dallenbach, Jr. (analyst) will call all the race coverage. Additionally, Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Robin Miller and Townsend Bell will serve as pit reporters calling all the race action.
QUALIFYING: This Friday, one-hour qualifying coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET. During the 2012 IndyCar season, NBC Sports Network will air qualifying sessions the day before or day of each race.
INDYCAR 36: The NBC Sports Network will offer motorsports fans another episode of the all-access series IndyCar 36. This week the cameras follow current series leader and defending race champion Will Power, who races for Team Penske. The NBC Sports Network original series is produced by IMS Productions and gives viewers an all-access pass into the life of a world-class driver in the middle of race season. The cameras will follow a driver for 36 hours during a race weekend providing a behind-the-scenes look at the on- and off-track activities of the stars of the IndyCar Series. The all-access 36 series also includes NHL 36, which debuted in December, and Fight Night 36 that debuted in March.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK’S REMAINING 2012 IZOD INDYCAR SERIES SCHEDULE (subject to change, all times ET):
|September 15||Auto Club Speedway||Fontana, Calif.||8 p.m.|