FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS NASCAR SPRINT CUP AND XFINITY SERIES RACING FROM INDIANAPOLIS THIS WEEKEND
Race Coverage From the Brickyard Begins Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC with XFINITY Series Race, Followed by Sprint Cup Series Race Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Pre-Race Coverage Includes Interview with Jeff Gordon Prior to Final Race in Indianapolis and Conversation with Tony Stewart at Hall Of Fame Museum
NASCAR Sprint Cup Race from New Hampshire Last Sunday Ranks as Most-Watched Cable Telecast of Weekend with 3.7 Million Viewers
NBC Sports Group’s Formula One Coverage Continues Saturday with the Hungarian Grand Prix on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 22, 2015 – NBC Sports Group follows up last week’s fiery weekend of racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with live coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series racing this weekend from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The green flag drops on this weekend’s main events with Saturday’s XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 from Indianapolis at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by Sprint Cup Racing from the Brickyard Presented by Golden Corral on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Festivities get underway Friday on NBCSN with consecutive XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup preliminary and final practice sessions from Noon-6 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, XFINITY Series qualifying is presented on NBCSN at 11:30 a.m. ET, followed by NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at 1 p.m. ET. Live XFINITY Series race coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Host Krista Voda will anchor pre-race coverage alongside analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett, leading into race coverage, led by race announcer Rick Allen, 21-time Sprint Cup winning driver Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte.
Leading up to the Brickyard’s main event, Sunday’s festivities begin on NBCSN with a 60-minute edition of NASCAR America Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the Countdown to Green, Served by Sonic pre-race show at 3 p.m. ET. At 3:30 p.m. ET, coverage shifts to the broadcast booth as NBCSN presents Sprint Cup Racing from the Brickyard Presented by Golden Corral
Voda will anchor Sunday’s Countdown to Green, Served by Sonic alongside Petty and Jarrett, before handing the call over to Allen, Burton and Letarte. NBCSN reporter Nate Ryan and specialty reporter Rutledge Wood will also join in on the pre-race conversation.
Contributing to pre-race coverage and then patrolling pit road during the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races on NBCSN and NBC are reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro.
PRE-RACE COVERAGE INCLUDES INTERVIEW WITH JEFF GORDON PRIOR TO FINAL RACE IN INDIANAPOLIS AND CONVERSATION WITH TONY STEWART AT HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
Five-time Brickyard champion, Jeff Gordon discusses his farewell tour and emotions going into his final race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The all-time winningest Cup Series driver at Indianapolis, Gordon reflects on growing up in Indiana, winning the inaugural 1994 Brickyard 400, and the impact it had on his career.
Sunday’s pre-race show will also include Rutledge Wood’s conversation with two-time winner of the Brickyard 400, Tony Stewart. Together they will explore the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, and reminisce about the prominent personalities who have contributed to auto racing.
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE RANKS AS MOST-WATCHED CABLE TELECAST OF WEEKEND WITH 3.7 MILLION VIEWERS
Last Sunday’s presentation of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Racing from New Hampshire ranked as the most-watched cable program of the weekend and highlighted NBCSN’s triple-header weekend of racing. NBCSN posted a total day average of 593,000 viewers this past weekend – up 186% from the same weekend last year. Click here for more information.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S FORMULA ONE COVERAGE CONTINUES SATURDAY WITH THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX ON CNBC
NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Formula One season this weekend, as CNBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra combine to provide comprehensive coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix, with live race coverage airing Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC. A more detailed press release surrounding this weekend’s Formula One coverage will be distributed later today.
|Thurs., July 23||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – New Hampshire**||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – New Hampshire**||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 24||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|XFINITY Series Practice – Indianapolis||Noon||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Practice – Indianapolis||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice – Indianapolis||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Indianapolis||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 2*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 25||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|XFINITY Series Qualifying – Indianapolis||11:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Indianapolis||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Practice||1:30 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – Detroit||2 p.m.||NBC|
|F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying (Encore)*||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Race – Indianapolis||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Pre-Race||3 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Moto 1s||4 p.m.||MAVTV|
|GP2 – Hungary*||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal – Moto 2s||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 26||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR America Sunday||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Race – Indianapolis||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – Detroit||4:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sprint Cup Series Post-Race – New Hampshire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mon., July 27||F1 Hungarian Grand Prix (Encore)||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR 120 – Indianapolis||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR AMERICA||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes same-day delay
MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this week’s NASCAR and IndyCar coverage 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, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.
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