FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
NBCSN PRESENTS VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES ABC SUPPLY WISCONSIN 250 FROM HISTORIC MILWAUKEE MILE THIS SUNDAY AT 5 P.M. ET
Race Coverage Begins Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Qualifying Airs Sunday at 4 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Live Extra to Provide Streaming Coverage of ABC Supply Wisconsin 250
NBCSN’s NASCAR Coverage Continues This Weekend with Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series Races from Kentucky
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 9, 2015 – NBCSN’s extensive coverage of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series continues this weekend from the oldest operating motor speedway in the world, with a live presentation of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 from the Milwaukee Mile this Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250.
American driver Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan) heads into Milwaukee looking to build on his win at the thrilling MAVTV 500 at Fontana on June 27, which set an IndyCar record with 80 lead changes and marked Rahal’s first IndyCar victory since 2008 at St. Petersburg. Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya (407 points) and Will Power (361) continue to sit atop the IndyCar driver standings, followed by Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi, 358 points), who makes his 250th career IndyCar start at Milwaukee this weekend. Power won last year’s race, which helped propel him to the season title, while Dixon took the checkered flag at Milwaukee in 2009.
The Milwaukee Mile holds the distinction as one of the most iconic speedways in the world. The mile-long oval hosted events from every major American racing series, and has held at least one auto race every year since 1903 (except during the U.S. involvement in World War II).
This weekend’s coverage begins on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying, prior to NBCSN’s live race coverage at 5 p.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 next Monday, July 13, at 6 p.m. ET, and will present Indy Lights, IndyCar’s top developmental series, from Milwaukee on Tuesday, July 14, at 11 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group lead IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250, alongside analyst and former driver Paul Tracy, a four-time winner at the Milwaukee Mile, and veteran motorsports analyst and driver Townsend Bell. Robin Miller, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee and Katie Hargitt will handle pit reporting duties. Kevin Lee, (play-by-play), Anders Krohn (analyst) and Katie Hargitt (reporter) will handle coverage of the Indy Lights race.
NBCSN’S NASCAR COVERAGE CONTINUES THIS WEEK WITH SPRINT CUP AND XFINITY SERIES RACES FROM KENTUCKY
NBCSN continues its coverage of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series this weekend from Kentucky Speedway, with live coverage of Friday’s XFINITY race airing at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Saturday’s presentation of the Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts at 7 p.m. ET. Click here for more information about this week’s NASCAR coverage on NBCSN.
Following is this week’s IndyCar coverage schedule on NBCSN:
|Thur., July 9||XFINITY Series Practice||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 10||Sprint Cup Series Practice||10:30 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Sprint Cup Series Practice||11:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|*NASCAR K&N Series Race – Columbus||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Qualifying||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Countdown to Green||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Race||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 11||NASCAR America Saturday||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-race Show||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Race||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 12||Indy Lights Milwaukee||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Chronicles (Encore)||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 13||ABC Supply Wisconsin 250||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tues., July 14||ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 (Encore)||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Indy Lights Milwaukee||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes same-day delay
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