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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO TELEVISE 12 RACES DURING 2017 VERIZON INDYCAR SEASON
NBC Sports Group’s 2017 IndyCar Coverage Begins with Iconic Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9 on NBCSN
Schedule Features IndyCar’s Return to Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis on August 26, Fan Favorite Circuits at Road America and Watkins Glen
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion to be Decided on NBCSN; NBC Sports Group Presents Final Nine Races, Including Season Finale from Sonoma Raceway
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 11, 2017 – NBC Sports Group will present coverage of 12 races during the upcoming 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, beginning with the iconic Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 9, on NBCSN. Coverage will feature IndyCar’s return to St. Louis and Gateway Motorsports Park on Sunday, August 26, historic circuits such as Road America and Watkins Glen, and the final nine races of the 2017 campaign, including the season finale at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 17. Once again, the 2017 IndyCar championship will be decided on NBCSN.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016 IndyCar season.
“As the U.S. television home of motorsports, we’re proud to showcase the thrilling speed and exciting racing that the Verizon IndyCar Series delivers each year,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports & NBCSN. “Our IndyCar coverage in 2016 reached more fans than ever before, and we look forward to building off of that success as we crown yet another IndyCar champion on NBCSN in 2017.”
Following the Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9, coverage continues on April 23 with the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, followed by the Phoenix Grand Prix on April 29.
NBC Sports Group will present live coverage of the final nine races of the season, beginning at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 10, in primetime on NBCSN. For the second straight season, IndyCar will visit two of motorsports’ most iconic racing venues, Road America and Watkins Glen, on June 25 and September 3. The slate also includes IndyCar’s return to Gateway Motorsports Park and St. Louis for the first time since 2003 on August 26.
In addition to the 11 races, NBCSN will present coverage of Carb Day from the Indy 500 on Friday, May 26 starting at 11 a.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group is coming off a record-setting year of IndyCar coverage in 2016, which reached more than 6.5 million total viewers, the highest season-total since acquiring IndyCar rights in 2009. Last season also delivered NBC Sports Group’s most-watched IndyCar race ever, when NBCSN and CNBC’s simulcast of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio averaged 929,000 viewers on July 31. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s record-setting IndyCar viewership in 2016.
Following is NBC Sports Group’s 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series race and event schedule:
|Sun., April 9||Grand Prix of Long Beach||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Sun., April 23||Grand Prix of Alabama||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Sun., April 30||Phoenix Grand Prix||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Fri., May 26||Carb Day – Indianapolis Motor Speedway||NBCSN||11 a.m.|
|Sat., June 10||Texas Motor Speedway||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sun., June 25||Road America||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Sun., July 9||Iowa Speedway||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sun., July 16||Streets of Toronto*||CNBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun., July 30||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course*||CNBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun., August 20||Pocono Raceway||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Sat., August 26||Gateway Motorsports Park||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Sun., September 3||Grand Prix at Watkins Glen||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Sun., September 17||Grand Prix of Sonoma||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
*NBCSN will televise same-day encore presentation
INDYCAR 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, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 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.
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–NBC SPORTS GROUP–