FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF INDYCAR HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO THIS WEEKEND ON NBCSN AND CNBC
Live Race Coverage Airs Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CNBC; Pre-Race Coverage Begins with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC
Encore Presentation Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Immediately Following Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Racing from Pocono
Pre-Race Coverage Highlighted by Robin Miller Essay on Ohio Native and Past Mid-Ohio Winner Graham Rahal
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal National – Saturday on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold
NBC Sports Presents More Than 20 Hours of Nascar Coverage This Weekend Highlighted by Gander Outdoors 400 From Pocono Raceway on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 25, 2018 – The Verizon IndyCar Series travels to the iconic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, this weekend, as NBC Sports presents comprehensive coverage of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio this weekend on NBCSN and CNBC. Live race coverage will air Sunday on CNBC at 3:30 p.m. ET, followed by an encore presentation of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following coverage Monster Energy NASCAR racing from Pocono Raceway.
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 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage this weekend will also feature live coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal National on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, a twin bill of NASCAR racing from Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway, culminating with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 on Sunday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
INDYCAR HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO – SUNDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON CNBC
The Verizon IndyCar Series rolls into the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend with just five races remaining on the 2018 schedule. Four-time series champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) has taken control of the championship standings following his victory at the Honda Indy Toronto on July 15. Dixon leads defending series champion Josef Newgarden (Team Penske) by 62 points following Newgarden’s ninth place finish in Toronto. Dixon has enjoyed success at Mid-Ohio with five career victories, with his most recent victory at the circuit coming in 2014. Newgarden took the checkered flag last year en route to the series title.
Live coverage from Mid-Ohio begins Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying, prior to pre-race coverage with IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon on Sunday at 3 p.m ET on CNBC. Pre-race coverage will be highlighted by Robin Miller’s essay on Ohio native Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan), who won at Mid-Ohio in 2015.
Lead IndyCar play-by-play commentator Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio alongside analyst and former drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Robin Miller, Kevin Lee, Jon Beekhuis and Katie Hargitt will report from the pits. In addition, the Indy Lights Mid-Ohio race will air Tuesday, July 31, at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following NASCAR America. 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.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS WASHOUGAL NATIONAL – SATURDAY ON NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports continues its presentation of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday with coverage of the Washougal National from Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Wash., on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live-streaming product.
In addition, NBC Sports Gold’s “Pro Motocross Pass” will super-serve the passionate Motocross fan base with live, commercial-free coverage of qualifiers and 1st and 2nd motos of the Washougal National.
Defending series champion Eli Tomac (351 points) swept the 450 Class last weekend at Spring Creek, holding a seven-point lead over Marvin Musquin (344 points) atop the point standings. Aaron Plessinger (333 points) swept the 250 Class at Spring Creek and now holds a 49-point advantage over Alex Martin (284 points).
Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties for this weekend’s coverage of the Washougal 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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NBC SPORTS PRESENTS MORE THAN 20 HOURS OF NASCAR COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTED BY GANDER OUTDOORS 400 FROM POCONO RACEWAY ON SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group’s 2018 NASCAR on NBC coverage continues this week with a twin bill of racing from Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway, culminating with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 on Sunday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Throughout the week, NBC Sports will super serve fans with more than 22 hours of NASCAR programming, including Xfinity Series racing from Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 28, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Click here for more information.
Following is this weekend’s IndyCar and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule:
|Sat., July 28||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal National – Qualifiers||NBC Sports Gold||1:10 p.m.|
|IndyCar Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Qualifying||NBCSN||1:30 p.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal National – 1st Motos||NBC Sports Gold||4 p.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal National – 2nd Motos||NBC Sports Gold||6 p.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocorss Washougal National – 2nd Motos*||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|IndyCar Live Presented by Verizon||CNBC||3 p.m.|
|IndyCar Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio||CNBC||3:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Post-Race||CNBC||5:30 p.m.|
|IndyCar Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Encore)^||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Tues., July 31||Indy Lights at Mid-Ohio*||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
^immediately following NASCAR coverage from Pocono
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.
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