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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP CONTINUES FORMULA ONE COVERAGE WITH AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX THIS SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON CNBC
NBCSN Airs Live Practice Friday at 8 a.m. ET; CNBC Presents Live Qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. ET
Red Bull Global RallyCross – Marine Corps Air Station New River – Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – RedBud National – Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group Revs Up NASCAR Content as Live Racing Returns to the Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 29, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2016 Formula One Championship continues this week with live coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC.
In addition to this weekend’s F1 Austrian Grand Prix, coverage includes Red Bull Global RallyCross action from MCAS New River on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC, and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Red Bull National event on Saturday on NBCSN.
F1 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON CNBC
The Formula One season rolls on this weekend with live coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix on CNBC, as Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) looks for his third consecutive Austrian GP victory. Rosberg began the 2016 season with four consecutive wins, and earned his fifth victory at the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan on June 13, besting Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by nearly 17 seconds. Rosberg now leads the F1 driver standings with 141 points, followed by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton (117 points) and Vettel (96 points).
Coverage begins Friday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 4 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s coverage of Practice 2 at 8 a.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, prior to CNBC’s live coverage of qualifying at 8 a.m. ET. Live race coverage from Red Bull Ring begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday at noon ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett will call the action. F1 insider Will Buxton will report on-site from Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.
RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS – MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ON NBC
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016 Red Bull Global RallyCross series continues this weekend on NBC with a doubleheader from Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C. Tanner Foust (Volkswagen Andretti) earned his fourth race win of the season last week, at the second race of the Daytona doubleheader, and currently leads the driver championship standings with 265 points. Steve Arpin, who earned his first win of the season for Chip Ganassi Racing in the first race at Daytona, currently sits in second place (233 points).
Toby Moody handles the play-by-play for this weekend’s event alongside analyst Townsend Bell and reporter Kristen Kenney.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – REDBUD NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues with the RedBud National in Buchanan, Mich., this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Ken Roczen continues to dominate the 450 Class standings early in the 2016 campaign, following his third sweep of the season in the class in Tennessee last weekend. Cooper Webb earned his first win of the season in the 250 Class at last weekend’s event, but still trails Joey Savatgy who leads the points standings in the class.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call this weekend’s action.
NBC SPORTS GROUP REVS UP NASCAR CONTENT AS LIVE RACING RETURNS TO THE PEACOCK
NBC Sports Group launches its NASCAR racing season this week with over 45 hours of NASCAR programing, highlighted by Saturday’s presentation of the Coke Zero 400 at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Following up a successful 2015 campaign that fueled NBCSN to viewership milestones, NBC Sports Group shifts into high gear, super serving fans with 19 hours of trackside coverage from Daytona International Speedway, and 13 hours of NASCAR news, highlights and interviews with NASCAR America. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage this weekend.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBC and NBCSN:
|Thur., June 30||NASCAR Scan All 43||Noon||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Scan All 43||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Daytona||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Daytona||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Daytona||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Daytona||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Daytona (Encore)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Daytona (Encore)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Sonoma||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 1||F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||NBCSports.com|
|NASCAR America||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Off The Grid||9:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Daytona (Encore)||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Daytona (Encore)||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Daytona||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Daytona||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown to Green||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR XFINITY Series Subway Firecracker 250||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 2||F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||NBCSports.com|
|F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||CNBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Practice||10 a.m.||NBCSports.com|
|F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)||Noon||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Moto 1s||1 p.m.||MAVTV|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross RedBud – Moto 2s||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – MCAS New River||5 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR America||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Countdown to Green||7 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400||8 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Post-Race||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 3||F1 Austrian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Extra||10 a.m.||CNBC|
|F1 Austrian Grand Prix (Encore)||Noon||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra (Encore)||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – MCAS New River||5 p.m.||NBC|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of this weekend’s motorsports content 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.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
NASCAR TALK: NASCAR TALK provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date NASCAR coverage, including Sprint Cup, XFINITY, and Camping World Truck Series. The site also promotes videos from NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA. Fans can follow @NASCARTalkNBC on Twitter.
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.
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. @NASCARonNBC and@NASCARTalkNBC share the latest NASCAR content, @F1onNBCSports provides the latest news in Formula One, and @IndyCaronNBCSN delivers up-to-the-minute information on the Verizon IndyCar Series.
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