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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
NBCSN, CNBC AND “NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA” PRESENT COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF FORMULA ONE SPANISH GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND
Live Qualifying on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC, Race Coverage Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 – Tonight at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 6, 2015 – NBC Sports Group continues its comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Formula One season with the Spanish Grand Prix from Barcelona, this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to present complete coverage of practice, qualifying and the grand prix.
In addition to this week’s F1 action, NBCSN’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West coverage continues tonight at 11 p.m. ET with a presentation of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 from Tucson Speedway.
FORMULA ONE SPANISH GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group’s Formula One coverage continues this weekend from Barcelona with the Spanish Grand Prix this Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) has followed up last year’s championship season with victories in three of the first four races of the season, including a win at the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 19.
Hamilton (93 points) is followed in the standings by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg (66), and Ferrari counterparts Sebastian Vettel (65) and Kimi Raikkonen (42). Eight different drivers have won the past eight Spanish Grands Prix, including Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen.
Coverage begins Friday morning at 4 a.m. ET with exclusive coverage of Practice 1 on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by live Practice 2 coverage at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. CNBC will provide live coverage of qualifying on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET, prior to race coverage on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. NBCSN will also provide GP2 coverage from Spain on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST – NAPA AUTO PARTS WILDCAT 150 – TONIGHT AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN continues its inaugural season of NASCAR K&N Pro Series West coverage with a presentation of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 from Tucson Speedway tonight at 11 p.m. ET. The NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 is the third race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season, with Dalton Sargeant and Chris Eggleston winning the first two races of the season at Kern County Raceway Park and Irwindale Speedway.
Dave Burns (play-by-play) has the call, alongside analyst and former driver Jeff Burton and reporter Heather DeBeaux.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra:
|Wed., May 6||NASCAR K&N Pro Series West: Tucson Speedway||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 8||F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|GP2 – Spain||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||F1 Spanish Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
FORMULA ONE™ ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s coverage NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road 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 F1 content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:
- Luke Smithis creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. Smith works alongside Tony DiZinno in providing F1 content on MotorSportsTalk He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.
- Tony DiZinnohas most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and provides open wheel coverage on MotorSportsTalk. DiZinno has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.
SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties, and follow @F1onNBCSports for the latest F1 news.
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