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Monday, May 14th, 2018
MECUM AUCTIONS: INDIANAPOLIS HEADLINES THIS WEEK’S MOTORSPORTS ACTION ON NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBCSN to Present 14 Hours of Live Coverage of Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis
Auction Block Includes Private Collections from Five-Time World Series Champion Reggie Jackson and Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Adam Vinatieri
NBC Sports’ Coverage of 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Season Begins Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 14, 2018 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Mecum Auctions season rolls into Indianapolis, Ind., this weekend with more than 25 hours of coverage of the Spring Classic on NBCSN, including 14 hours of live coverage, beginning Wednesday, May 16, at 12 p.m. ET from the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide streaming coverage this weekend’s Mecum Auctions coverage from Indianapolis.
In addition, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – will combine to present coverage of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season beginning this Saturday, May 19, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, Calif.
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS MORE THAN 25 HOURS OF COVERAGE OF MECUM AUCTIONS: INDIANAPOLIS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY AT NOON ET ON NBCSN
In its 31st consecutive year, the Spring Classic will showcase an estimated 2,000 cars from across 49 states, including nearly 30 private collections, highlighted by the collections of five-time World Series champion Reggie Jackson and four-time Super Bowl champion and current Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri.
The auction block will feature an array of Corvette models, including a 1967 L88 Coupe and “Big Tank” models, and a set of Keith Busse’s Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car editions. Prominent vehicles from the Jim Street Estate Collection will also be on display, including The Golden Sahara and Kookie’s Kar.
Coverage begins on Wednesday and Thursday at noon ET on NBCSN with a pair of live 4.5-hour blocks of live auction action from Indianapolis. Coverage continues on Friday at noon ET with a three-hour live window on NBCSN, followed by Saturday’s telecast windows at 12:30 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET, and Sunday’s windows at 4 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Indianapolis alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens and reporter Katie Osborne. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 30 years.
Following is NBC Sports’ Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis telecast schedule on NBCSN:
|Wed., May 16||Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis||12 p.m.|
|Thurs., May 17||Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis||12 p.m.|
|Fri., May 18||Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis||12 p.m.|
|Sat., May 19||Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis||12:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis*||5 p.m.|
|Sun., May 20||Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis (Encore)||12:30 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis**||4 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis**||8:30 p.m.|
|Mon., May 21||Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis (Encore)||1:30 a.m.|
NBC SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF 2018 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMMING BEGINS SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – will combine to present more than 70 hours of 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship programming beginning this Saturday, May 19, with the Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, Calif. NBC Sports Gold will provide exclusive live streaming coverage beginning at 1:10 p.m. ET with qualifiers. NBCSN’s race coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Jason Weigandt (play-by-play) will be joined by analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and reporter Will Christien.
Following is NBC Sports’ 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold:
|Sat., May 19||Hangtown Classic Qualifiers||1:10 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Hangtown Classic Moto 1 (250)||4 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Hangtown Classic Moto 1 (450)||5 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Hangtown Classic Moto 2 (250)||6 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Hangtown Classic Moto 2 (450)||7 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Hangtown Classic – 2nd Motos*||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
MECUM AUCTIONS 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 2018 Mecum Auctions season 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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LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. The 12-rounds series begins at Hangtown in May and ends at Indiana’s Ironman Raceway in August. It includes stops at the premier motocross racing facilities in America, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. The pro riders race on Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road power sports event production. The series is televised on NBC, NBCSN and MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Sports Gold Series partners include Lucas Oil (series title sponsor), Red Bull, GoPro, WPS, Fly Racing, GEICO Motorcycle, MotoSport.com, Garmin, 100%, KTM, FMF, Deltran Battery Tender, Pirelli, Suzuki, Husqvarna, Pivot Works, Vertex, Alpinestars, KMC Wheels, MotionPro, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis and Racer X. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
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