FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES DXC TECHNOLOGY 600 FROM TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Saturday’s Pre-Race Coverage Begins with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Includes Robin Miller Feature on Indy 500 Champ Will Power
NBC Sports Presents Exclusive Coverage of Final Nine Races of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series on NBCSN
NBC Sports Presents More Than 15 Hours of Coverage of Mecum Auctions: Denver Beginning Friday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
American Flat Track Springfield Mile – Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 6, 2018 – NBC Sports will present exclusive coverage of the final nine races of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series on NBCSN, beginning this Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET with the DXC Technology 600 from Texas Motor Speedway.
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 DXC Technology 600.
This weekend’s live coverage from Texas Motor Speedway begins Friday at 4 p.m. ET with qualifying on NBCSN. An encore presentation of qualifying will air Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into pre-race coverage at 8 p.m. ET with IndyCar Live presented by Verizon, which will take place from the grid in the lead up to the command, bringing viewers even closer to the action prior to the race.
Pre-race coverage will also include a feature by Robin Miller on 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power, examining how the Team Penske driver who used to dislike driving on ovals became a winner at the Brickyard.
Lead IndyCar play-by-play commentator Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s DXC Technology 600 from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, alongside analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Marty Snider, Robin Miller, Kevin Lee, Kelli Stavast and Katie Hargitt will report from the pits. NBC Sports will air an encore presentation of the race on Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Last weekend’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle was highlighted by a breakthrough performance by Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport), who earned second place in Saturday’s race before halting his 42-race winless streak with a win in Dual 2 on Sunday. Hunter-Reay now sits in fourth place in the championship, just 41 points behind Will Power (Team Penske), who won this year’s Indianapolis 500 and finished second in Detroit on Sunday.
Power won last year’s event at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 180 of the 240 laps. Six different drivers have won the past six years in Texas, including Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) and Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing).
NBC Sports is the exclusive television home of the Verizon IndyCar Series in the United States. Following the final nine races of this season on NBCSN, NBC Sports will present all present all IndyCar races, qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights races across its platforms beginning in 2019, including the Indianapolis 500 and an additional seven races on NBC.
Following is this weekend’s motorsports schedule on NBCSN:
|Fri., June 8||IndyCar DXC Technology 600 – Qualifying||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Sat., June 9||Inside IndyCar – 102nd Indianapolis 500||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar DXC Technology 600 – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|IndyCar Live presented by Verizon||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|IndyCar DXC Technology 600||NBCSN||8:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Post-Race||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Mon., June 11||IndyCar DXC Technology 600 (Encore)||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS MORE THAN 15 HOURS OF COVERAGE OF MECUM AUCTIONS: DENVER BEGINNING FRIDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Mecum Auctions season rolls into Denver, Colo., this weekend with more than 15 hours of coverage of Mecum Auctions: Denver across NBC and NBCSN, including live coverage beginning Friday, June 8, at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN from the Colorado Convention Center.
The Mecum Auctions: Denver auction block is highlighted by more than 250 cars, including a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28, a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible, a 1971 Ford Bronco and a 1969 Shelby GT350 Fastback.
Live coverage begins Friday with a live, three-hour window on NBCSN beginning at 2 p.m. ET from Denver. Coverage continues into the weekend with a live window beginning Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Additionally, NBC Sports will present Mecum Auctions coverage on NBC on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, highlighting the best moments of their Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis last month.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Denver 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 this week’s Mecum Auctions: telecast schedule on NBCSN and NBC:
|Fri., June 8||Mecum Auctions: Denver||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Denver*||NBCSN||9:30 p.m.|
|Sat., June 9||Mecum Auctions: Denver (Encore)||NBCSN||6 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Denver (Encore)||NBCSN||9 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Denver||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Denver*||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Sun., June 10||Mecum Auctions: Denver (Encore)||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis (Encore)||NBC||3:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Denver**||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
AMERICAN FLAT TRACK SPRINGFIELD MILE – SATURDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coverage of the 2018 American Flat Track season continues this weekend with the Springfield Mile from the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. American Flat Track is the most historic form of American motorcycle racing and is in the midst of its 65th season. Coverage from all 18 events will feature flag-to-flag coverage of both racing classes on NBCSN.
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND INDYCAR PARTNER ON COMPREHENSIVE, MULTI-YEAR MEDIA RIGHTS AGREEMENT
On March 21, NBC Sports Group and INDYCAR announced a new, multi-year media rights agreement in which NBC Sports acquired the rights to present all INDYCAR races, qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights races across its platforms beginning in 2019.
The Indianapolis 500 and seven additional Verizon IndyCar Series races will be broadcast annually on NBC, with all remaining races televised on NBCSN. All races will be live streamed to authenticated subscribers on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Details of NBC Sports’ 2019 INDYCAR schedule will be announced at a later date.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Group’s direct-to-consumer product – will offer a package to INDYCAR fans that features all qualifying and practices not televised live, all Indy Lights races, and full-event replays. Additional details, including the cost of the Gold offering, will be announced at a later date. Click here for more information.
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES 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 Verizon IndyCar Series via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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.
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