FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
NBCSN PRESENTS NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACING FROM ROAD AMERICA THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 AT 3 P.M. ET
Legendary Driver Bill Elliott Joins NASCAR America Tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Chase Elliott Joins Nate Ryan’s NASCAR on NBC Podcast This Week
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 22, 2018 – NBC Sports Group surrounds this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race with seven hours of trackside coverage from Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Live race coverage from the legendary four-mile road course begins Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
With only four regular season Xfinity Series races to go before the playoffs begin, rookie Christopher Bell leads the field with four wins and 24 playoff points, followed by Justin Allgaier (3 wins, 14 playoff points), Tyler Reddick (1 win, 6 playoff points), Elliott Sadler (0 wins, 4 playoff points) and Cole Custer (0 wins, 1 playoff point).
NBC Sports Group’s Xfinity Series coverage from Road America begins Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET with first practice, followed by final practice at 3:30 p.m. ET. Coverage of both practice sessions will be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Race day coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying, followed by pre-race Countdown to Green coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Dave Burns (@tvdaveburns) will call this weekend’s Xfinity Series race alongside NASCAR on NBC analyst and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett). Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Landon Cassill (@landoncassill) will make his debut as a guest pit reporter for NBC Sports, and will join fellow Cup Series driver and NASCAR on NBC pit reporter Parker Kligerman (@Pkligerman).
CUP SERIES CHAMPION BILL ELLIOTT JOINS NASCAR AMERICA TONIGHT AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s daily motorsports show NASCAR America welcomes legendary NASCAR driver Bill Elliott as a guest tonight at 5 p.m. ET. As he readies to compete in GMS Racing’s No. 23 Chevy this weekend, Elliott joins NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) and guest analyst Landon Cassill via phone to discuss his preparation. Marty Snider (@Heymartysnider) hosts the show live from the “Big Oak Table” at NBC Sports’ NASCAR office in Charlotte, N.C.
CHASE ELLIOTT, DRIVER OF THE NO. 9 HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS CHEVY, JOINS NATE RYAN’S NASCAR ON NBC PODCAST THIS WEEK
Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy, joins Nate Ryan (@nateryan) on this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast. The son of Bill Elliott discusses everything from what he’s learned about leadership from Jimmie Johnson, the advice he gave his dad for his NASCAR return at Road America this weekend, his No. 9 team’s outlook for “bumping up its game” in the Cup playoffs, as well as his love of University of Georgia football.
The NASCAR on NBC podcast is available on NASCAR Talk, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher and podcasting apps. For more info click here.
UPCOMING NBC SPORTS GROUP NASCAR PROGRAMMING
|Wednesday, Aug. 22||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – Bristol||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Friday, Aug. 24||NASCAR Xfinity Series First Practice – Road America||1:30 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Final Practice – Road America||3:30 p.m.||NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com|
|Saturday, Aug. 25||NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – Road America||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Countdown to Green||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Road America||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
NASCAR ON NBC
The official home of the NASCAR Playoffs, NBC Sports Group will present the final 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races, and select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events in 2018. NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR programming also includes NBCSN’s daily motorsports show NASCAR America, coverage of NASCAR’s Awards Ceremonies, the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as original programming specials.
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