Thursday, April 20th, 2017


NBCSN’s Coverage Begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET with Qualifying; Sunday’s Pre-Race Coverage Begins at 3 p.m. ET

Pre-Race Coverage Includes Features on James Hinchcliffe and Fernando Alonso

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 20, 2017 – NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series rolls on this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, dubbed the “Augusta of race tracks,” with the IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Coverage from Alabama begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying. and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of this week’s IndyCar coverage airing on NBCSN.

James Hinchcliffe (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) took the checkered flag at the Grand Prix of Long Beach two weekends ago for his first victory since his life-threatening accident at Indianapolis in 2015. Last season’s champion Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske) took the checkered flag at Barber in 2016.

This weekend’s coverage on NBCSN will include a look back at Hinchcliffe’s dramatic victory in Long Beach last weekend, as well as a feature on two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso. Alonso will be on-site in Alabama for his first IndyCar race since announcing that he will skip the F1 Monaco Grand Prix to race in this year’s Indianapolis 500.

Leigh Diffey (play-by-play) will call the action alongside 2003 CART champion and analyst Paul Tracy, as well as driver and analyst Townsend Bell. Marty SniderRobin Miller, Kevin Lee, and Katie Hargitt will handle coverage in the pits in Alabama.

In addition, NBCSN will showcase the Indy Lights developmental series with a presentation of the Indy Lights race late next Tuesday, April 25, at 12 a.m. ET. Kevin Lee will call the action, alongside Anders Krohn and reporter Katie Hargitt.

Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBCSN:


Date Program Network Time (ET)
Thurs., April 20 F2 Series – Bahrain NBCSN 4:30 p.m.
NASCAR America NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
Fri., April 21 Red Bull Air Race – San Diego (Encore) NBCSN 4:30 p.m.
Sat., April 22 IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama – Qualifying NBCSN 4:30 p.m.
Lucas Oil Motorsport Hour NBCSN 6 p.m.
Lucas Oil Motorsport Hour NBCSN 7 p.m.
Red Bull Air Race – San Diego (Encore) NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., April 23 IndyCar Countdown NBCSN 3 p.m.
IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
IndyCar Post-Race NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
Mon., April 24 Mecum Auctions – Anaheim (Encore) NBCSN 12 p.m.
Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee (Encore) NBCSN 1:30 p.m.
NASCAR America NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
Tues., April 25 NASCAR America NBCSN 6 p.m.
Indy Lights – Alabama NBCSN 12 a.m.



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