FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS MORE THAN 20 HOURS OF MOTORSPORTS COVERAGE ACROSS NBC AND NBCSN THIS WEEK
NBCSN Presents Mecum Auctions from Anaheim This Week; Coverage Begins Tonight at 7 p.m. ET
2014 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship Airs Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC
NASCAR AMERICA Homestead Special Airs Tomorrow Night at 10:30 p.m. ET, Previewing 2014 Season Finale in Miami
2014 Formula One Season Championship To Be Decided Sunday, Nov. 23 on NBCSN at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 13, 2014 – NBC Sports Group presents more than 20 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend, highlighted by Mecum Auctions: Anaheim on NBCSN beginning on tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and the 2014 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC Sports Group’s motorsports coverage also includes a special NASCAR AMERICA Homestead Preview edition tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. ET, leading into the 2014 NASCAR season finale in Miami this weekend.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of all Mecum Auctions and Red Bull Global RallyCross events.
MECUM AUCTIONS: ANAHEIM – THURSDAY-SATURDAY ON NBCSN
NBCSN will present 15 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage from its Anaheim auction this week, beginning tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Tomorrow’s coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, and continues on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
More than 750 cars will be up for auction at this week’s Anaheim auction, including a red 1970 Plymouth Superbird that is one of just 308 six-barrel, four-speed Superbirds that is documented by the original broadcast sheet, and a 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible that is one of just 630 made in the first year of production.
Scott Hoke will host NBC Sports Group’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 27 years.
RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: SUNDAY AT 1:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBC presents the 2014 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship from Las Vegas, Nev., this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Four drivers carried championship aspirations into the final race in Las Vegas; Joni Wiman (Olsbergs MSE) held a 12-point advantage over Ken Block (Hoonigan Racing Division), followed by Nelson Piquet Jr. (SH Racing RallyCross) and Scott Speed (Volkswagen Andretti RallyCross). Wiman ultimately held off his competitors to capture the title last week.
Veteran motorsports play-by-play announcer Tes Sewell has the call on Sunday from The LINQ Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, joined by motorsports analyst Townsend Bell and reporter Kristen Kenney.
NASCAR AMERICA HOMESTEAD SPECIAL AIRS FRIDAY NIGHT AT 10:30 P.M. ET, PREVIEWING 2014 SEASON FINALE IN MIAMI
NBCSN will present a special NASCAR AMERICA Homestead Special tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as all three NASCAR national series get set to close out their seasons at Homestead-Miami this weekend.
Friday’s edition of NASCAR AMERICA, hosted by NASCAR on NBC lead race announcer Rick Allen alongside NBC Sports NASCAR analysts Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton, will feature an interview with NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France, multiple reports from Homestead from Marty Snider, and a preview of the winner-take-all Championship race on Sunday.
2014 FORMULA ONE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED SUNDAY, NOV. 23 ON NBCSN AT ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
The 2014 Formula One Drivers’ Championship will be decided on Sunday, Aug. 23, when NBCSN presents the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at 7:30 a.m. ET. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) won last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix to move within 17 points of championship points leader and teammate Lewis Hamilton, and the championship will be decided between the two drivers that have won 15 of this season’s 18 races.
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will provide comprehensive coverage of all practices and qualifying, leading into NBCSN’s coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next Sunday.
Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBC and NBCSN (subject to change):
|Thurs., November 13||NASCAR AMERICA||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Anaheim||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Anaheim (Encore)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., November 14||Mecum Auctions – Anaheim||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR AMERICA Homestead Special||10:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., November 15||Mecum Auctions – Anaheim||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR AMERICA – The List (Encore)||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., November 16||Red Bull Global RallyCross – Las Vegas||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide streaming coverage of this week’s Mecum Auctions and Red Bull Global RallyCross events.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
All live-event programming will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on the Formula One, Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and all other motorsports racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.
MotorSportsTalk’s content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:
- Luke Smith is creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.
- Tony DiZinno has most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.
- Chris Estrada has written for NBCSports.com’s MotorsportsTalk since its inception in 2013, and has been a contributor for various outlets, including the Boston Globe, IndyCar Nation and FoxSports.com. Follow him at @estradawriting.
- Jerry Bonkowski is a veteran NASCAR reporter with more than 30 years of experience. He has contributed to USA Today, Yahoo! Sports and other websites over the course of his career. Follow him on Twitter @JerryBonkowski.
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