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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
NBCSN PRESENTS COVERAGE OF MECUM AUCTIONS: MONTEREY AND LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP UTAH NATIONAL THIS WEEKEND
NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions Coverage From Monterey Begins Tomorrow, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. ET, Followed by Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis at 10 p.m. ET
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra Combine to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Utah National
NBCSN’s New Automotive Reality Series – Mobsteel – Premieres Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, Immediately Following Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan
NBC Presents Red Bull Global RallyCross from Washington D.C. Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 12, 2015 – NBC Sports Group presents more than 40 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend, including more than 15 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage from its Monterey event on NBCSN, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National on NBCSN, and NBC’s coverage of Red Bull Global RallyCross from Washington D.C.
This week’s motorsports slate also features a pair of original programs. NBCSN presents the series premiere of Mobsteel – the new automotive reality series that follows a Detroit-based custom-car shop which transforms vintage American cars into modern-day street machines – this Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following Sprint Cup Series Racing from Michigan. NBCSN will also air a new episode of Mecum Dealmakers, showcasing the top stories and classic cars from its Indianapolis auction, tomorrow, Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. ET.
NBCSN’S MECUM AUCTIONS COVERAGE FROM MONTEREY BEGINS TOMORROW, AUG. 13 AT 8 P.M. ET, FOLLOWED BY MECUM DEALMAKERS: INDIANAPOLIS AT 10 P.M. ET
NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions presentation from Monterey will be highlighted by more than 25 Ferraris that will cross the auction block this weekend. Featured Ferraris include a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS, formerly owned by casino magnate and Western U.S. Ferrari distributor Bill Harrah, with many expected to earn upwards of $2 million dollars at auction.
Coverage begins Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a five-hour Mecum Auctions: Monterey block on Friday, starting at 7 p.m. ET. NBCSN presents a pair of Mecum Auctions telecasts on Saturday, airing at 12:30 p.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, and concludes its coverage with a four-hour presentation on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Kissimmee, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens.
NBCSN’s presentation of Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis will air Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following coverage from Monterey. Dealmakers highlights the most interesting stories from this year’s auction at Indianapolis, known as one of the year’s top auctions for muscle cars.
NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COMBINE TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP UTAH NATIONAL ON SATURDAY
The penultimate weekend of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship takes place this Saturday with the Utah National in Tooele, Utah. Ryan Dungey enters the weekend with his third 450 Class championship in sight, holding a commanding 79-point lead, while Jeremy Martin and Marvin Musquin are separated by just two points in the 250 Class standings with two races left.
Saturday’s coverage begins on Live Extra with practice at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by the pre-show at 2 p.m. ET. MAVTV presents Moto 1 coverage at 3 p.m. ET, and NBCSN’s Moto 2 coverage will air at 11 p.m. ET.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call the action.
NBCSN’S NEW AUTOMOTIVE REALITY SERIES – MOBSTEEL – PREMIERES SUNDAY AT 6 P.M. ET, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SPRINT CUP RACING FROM MICHIGAN
NBCSN’s new automotive reality series – Mobsteel – premieres this Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. The show follows a Detroit-based custom car shop that transforms vintage American cars into modern-day street machines, led by founder Adam Genei, his wife Pam Genei, and their team of custom-car specialists.
Sunday’s series premiere focuses on the restoration of a 1953 Packard, a car that was “reserved for the elite of the elite.” It includes a trip to the old Packard Automotive Plant to search for vintage parts, as well as a meeting with Allan Hill, the custodian of the plant for more than nine years.
New episodes will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN following Sunday’s series premiere, with encore presentations of the prior week’s episode airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. Next Wednesday’s episode focuses on a 1963 Lincoln Continental that the team works to restore for a second-generation Detroit-area pipefitter who is looking for the Mobsteel car of his dreams. Click here for more information on Mobsteel.
NBC PRESENTS RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS FROM WASHINGTON D.C. SATURDAY AT 3 P.M. ET
NBC continues its 2015 Red Bull Global RallyCross coverage with action this weekend in Washington D.C. on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Ken Block (Hoonigan Racing Division) continues to lead the driver championship standings (260 points), following a win at the first race in the Detroit doubleheader on July 25.
Toby Moody (play-by-play) will call the action, alongside NBC Sports Group motorsports analyst Townsend Bell, and reporters Kristen Kenney and Will Christien.
NBCSN PRESENTS A DOUBLE FEATURE OF NASCAR WITH SPRINT CUP RACING FROM MICHIGAN AND XFINITY SERIES RACING FROM MID-OHIO THIS WEEKEND
Earlier today, NBCSN announced this weekend’s NASCAR coverage, beginning Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET with the XFINITY Series Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio, followed by Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Click here for more info.
Following is this weekend’s motorsports coverage on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra.
|Thur., August 13||Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||8 p.m. ET||NBCSN|
|Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis||10 p.m. ET||NBCSN|
|Fri., August 14||Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Michigan||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series First Practice – Mid-Ohio||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice – Mid-Ohio||3 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Michigan||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||7 p.m||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 15||Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Michigan||8:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|XFINITY Series Qualifying – Mid-Ohio||11 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Michigan||11:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Practice||12:30 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Pre-Show||2 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – Washington D.C.*||3 p.m.||NBC|
|XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Moto 1||3 p.m.||MAVTV|
|XFINITY Series Race – Mid-Ohio||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Moto 2*||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 16||NASCAR America Sunday||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Race – Michigan||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Michigan||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mobsteel – Series Premiere||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Monterey*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
*denotes delayed presentation
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 motorsports 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.
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 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. 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 DiZinno has 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.
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