FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP PREVIEWS “BIGGEST DAY IN MOTORSPORTS” ON MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL – WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 AT 12:15 P.M. ET
Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, Townsend Bell, Jeff Burton, & Executive Producer Sam Flood
Monaco Grand Prix Airs Live Sunday, May 25 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC
Dial 719-325-2452 to Participate
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 21, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 and IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey, F1 analyst David Hobbs, IndyCar analyst and driver Townsend Bell, NASCAR analyst Jeff Burton, and executive producer Sam Flood will preview Sunday, May 25 – arguably the “Biggest Day in Motorsports” — on a media conference call today, May 21 at 12:15 p.m. Media interested in participating should call 719-325-2452; Passcode: 3106051. Diffey and Hobbs will conduct the call on site in Monaco.
Sunday, May 25 features iconic races across three of the most popular racing series in the world – Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500, and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600. For the second straight year, the “Biggest Day in Motorsports” begins on NBC at 7:30 a.m. ET with live coverage of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, with Diffey, Hobbs, analyst Steve Matchett and F1 insider Will Buxton on-site from the streets of Monte Carlo in Monaco. The other two races will air on different networks.
NBC Sports Group currently holds IndyCar cable rights on NBCSN, and became the U.S. television home for Formula One in 2013. In 2015, NBC Sports Group will begin a 10-year partnership with NASCAR to present the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, 19 Nationwide Series events, and select NASCAR Regional and Touring Series events, becoming the exclusive home to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In February, NBCSN launched NASCAR America, a 30-minute daily show dedicated to the nation’s longstanding fascination with speed and stock car racing.
NBC Sports Group is the first media company to hold telecast rights to Formula One, IndyCar, and NASCAR at one time.
- WHAT: “Biggest Day in Motorsports” Conference Call
- WHO: Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, Townsend Bell, Jeff Burton, & Executive Producer Sam Flood
- WHEN: TODAY, May 21 at 12:15 p.m. ET
- NUMBER: 719-325-2452
- PASSCODE: 3106051
-NBC SPORTS GROUP-