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Monday, July 2nd, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF IOWA CORN 300 THIS SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Sunday’s Pre-Race Coverage Begins with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Pre-Race Coverage Includes Feature on Ryan Hunter-Reay, Three-Time Winner at Iowa
NBC Sports Presents 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross “RedBud National” This Weekend, Including Live Coverage Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
American Flat Track Lima Half Mile – Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Presents More Than 18 Hours of Trackside NASCAR Coverage from Daytona Highlighted By Coke Zero 400 on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 2, 2018 – NBC Sports continues its presentation of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend from “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” with live coverage of the Iowa Corn 300 from Iowa Speedway this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon.
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 Iowa Corn 300.
NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage this weekend will also feature comprehensive coverage of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship’s RedBud National from Buchanan, Mich., including live coverage on NBC on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
INDYCAR IOWA CORN 300 – SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Verizon IndyCar Series moves from its longest lap of the year at Road America (4.048 miles) to the shortest lap of the year at Iowa Speedway (0.875 miles). Iowa is dubbed “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” as IndyCar drivers average over 180 mph and regularly clock laps under 18 seconds.
Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) has driven his way into a tie for second place in the championship standings alongside teammate Alexander Rossi. Hunter-Reay finished second at the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America on June 24, and has finished on the podium at three of his last four races. Hunter-Reay is a three-time winner at Iowa (2012, 2014 and 2015).
Four-time series champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) has built 45-point lead over Rossi and Hunter-Reay atop the standings, and boasts five podiums in his last six races, including victories at Texas and Detroit. Last year’s series champion Josef Newgarden is coming off of a win at Road America, and currently sits fourth in the championship standings, 50 points behind Dixon.
Live coverage from Iowa begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying, prior to pre-race coverage with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon on Sunday at 2 p.m. Pre-race coverage will also include a feature by Robin Miller on Hunter-Reay, examining his recent charge towards the top of the driver standings and his overall career success at Iowa.
Lead IndyCar play-by-play commentator Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s Iowa Corn 300 alongside analysts and former IndyCar drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Robin Miller, Kevin Lee, Jon Beekhuis and Katie Hargitt will report from the pits. In addition, NBC Sports will present the Indy Lights Iowa 100 on Sunday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Kevin Lee, Anders Krohn, and Katie Hargitt will call the action.
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.
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS 2018 LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS “REDBUD NATIONAL” LIVE THIS WEEKEND
NBC Sports continues its presentation of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday with live coverage of the RedBud National from Buchanan, Mich., highlighted by live coverage of Moto 2s on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live-streaming product – will super-serve the passionate Motocross fan base with live, commercial-free coverage of every qualifier, Moto 1 and Moto 2 of the RedBud National via its “Pro Motocross Pass.”
Marvin Musquin (KTM) won the overall at Southwick National last weekend to end Eli Tomac’s (Kawasaki) five-event winning streak. Musquin (257) currently trails only Tomac (289) in 450 Class points. Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis notched his first win of the season in the 250 Class.
Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties for this weekend’s coverage of the RedBud National alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and pit reporter Will Christien.
In the U.S., NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku and online at NBCSportsGold.com. Fans in the U.S. and in 13 international territories (UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and Japan) can purchase “Pro Motocross Pass” for $54.99. Click here for more information.
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AMERICAN FLAT TRACK LIMA HALF-MILE – SATURDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coverage of the 2018 American Flat Track season continues this weekend with the Lima Half-Mile from Lima, Ohio, on Saturday at 2 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 PRESENTS MORE THAN 18 HOURS OF TRACKSIDE NASCAR COVERAGE FROM DAYTONA HIGHLIGHTED BY COKE ZERO 400 ON SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBC Sports Group caps off the Fourth of July holiday with more than 18 hours of trackside NASCAR coverage from Daytona International Speedway – the “World Center of Racing” – culminating with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 this Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. More information on NBC Sports’ NASCAR coverage from Daytona will be distributed this week.
Following is this weekend’s IndyCar and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule:
|Sat., July 7||RedBud National Qualifiers||NBC Sports Gold||10:10 a.m.|
|RedBud National Moto 1 (450)||NBC Sports Gold||1 p.m.|
|RedBud National Moto 1 (250)||NBC Sports Gold||2 p.m.|
|American Flat Track – Lima Half-Mile*||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Inside IndyCar – James Hinchcliffe||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 – Qualifying||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|RedBud National Moto 2 (450)||NBC||3:30 p.m.|
|RedBud National Moto 2 (450)||NBC Sports Gold||3:30 p.m.|
|RedBud National Moto 2 (250)||NBC Sports Gold||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., July 8||Inside IndyCar – James Hinchcliffe||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|IndyCar Iowa Corn 300||NBCSN||2:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Post-Race||NBCSN||4:30 p.m.|
|Red Bull National Moto 2s (450 & 250)*||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Indy Lights Iowa*||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
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.
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.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product —launched in 2016 with a “Cycling Pass,” which included the 2016 Tour de France, Vuelta a España, Monument Classics such as the Paris Roubaix, and more. In addition to its “Cycling Pass,” which this season includes more than 25 races, NBC Sports Gold includes “Track and Field Pass,” offering access to more than 25 major events; “Rugby Pass,” including every Aviva Premiership Rugby match, select Women’s Rugby World Cup matches, the entire NatWest 6 Nations Championship and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, and Champions Cup; “Pro Motocross Pass,” featuring the entire 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season, which is available in the U.S. as well as 13 international territories; “Premier League Pass” giving fans in the U.S. exclusive access to 130 live Premier League matches plus the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S.; “Blazers Pass” live streaming of select Portland Trail Blazers matchups throughout the season; and an international “Notre Dame Football Season Pass,” giving fans in 13 international countries access to every home game during the 2017 season. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media. Click here for more information.