FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 8th, 2019
INDYCAR SEASON BEGINS TODAY ON NBC SPORTS GOLD’S INDYCAR PASS, DELIVERING LIVE COVERAGE OF EVERY PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING LAP IN 2019
INDYCAR Pass Includes Qualifying, Practices, Race-Day Warm-Ups, Indy Lights, Race Cutdowns, and Full-Event Replays
200+ Hours of INDYCAR Programming, Including 50+ Hours Surrounding Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge
INDYCAR Pass Delivers Broadcast Quality Coverage; Commentators Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy and Others Will Call All Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn.– March 8, 2019 – The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series begins today with coverage of practice from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg exclusively on NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Group’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – via INDYCAR Pass, providing fans in the U.S. with one convenient location to watch live coverage of all NTT IndyCar Series qualifying and practice sessions. Coverage from St. Petersburg begins today at 10:40 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by Practice 2 at 2:15 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ INDYCAR commentators Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy and others will call all live streaming coverage on INDYCAR Pass, marking the first time that all NTT IndyCar Series qualifying and practice sessions will receive television-quality production, including timing and scoring.
INDYCAR Pass will deliver 200+ hours of programming in 2019, including 50+ hours of coverage surrounding the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, all Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires races, race-day warmups, full-event replays of all NTT IndyCar Series races, and 15-30 minute race cutdowns of both series. It is available now until March 10 for an early-bird price of $49.99. The regular price is $54.99.
All qualifying and practice sessions will be streamed live on INDYCAR Pass, many on an exclusive basis. Some practice and qualifying sessions will be available on television either live or on delay. INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold will also feature INDYCAR archival and library content, and other motorsports shoulder programming. Click here for more details.
Following is this weekend’s INDYCAR coverage schedule via NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR Pass and NBCSN.
|Fri., March 8||Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Practice 1||NBC Sports Gold||10:40 a.m.|
|Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Practice 2||NBC Sports Gold||2:15 p.m.|
|Sat., March 9||Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Practice 3||NBC Sports Gold||10:20 a.m.|
|Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Qualifying||NBC Sports Gold/NBCSN||2:30 p.m.|
|Sun., March 10||Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Warm-Up||NBC Sports Gold||9:15 a.m.|
|Countdown to Green||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg||NBCSN||1:30 p.m.|
|INDYCAR Post-Race||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
All INDYCAR Series races will be televised live on either NBC or NBCSN, and streamed live via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. For a full schedule, click here.
The 2019 INDYCAR season is the first under a new media rights agreement in which NBC Sports Group acquired the exclusive rights to all races – including the Indianapolis 500 for the first time – qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights across its numerous platforms. Click here for more information.
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NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 15 individual sports “passes” – nine domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, INDYCAR, Cycling, Track & Field, Speed Skating, Rugby, Supercross, and Snow, consisting of seven Olympic winter sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); one combination (Supercross and Pro Motocross), two domestic and international (Figure Skating and Pro Motocross); and one international-only (Notre Dame Football). NBC Sports Gold will add Premier Lacrosse League later this year.
INDYCAR is the governing body of: the NTT IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in North America; the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires development ladder, which includes Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship; and the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich Tires. INDYCAR events are available to a worldwide audience through a variety of multimedia platforms, highlighted by a broad-reaching partnership with NBC Sports Group. INDYCAR is continually at the forefront of motorsports innovation with drivers, teams and tracks benefiting from safety and technological improvements such as the SAFER Barrier, SWEMS wheel and chassis component tethers, chassis enhancements, advanced aerodynamic bodywork kits, high-definition in-car cameras and E85 ethanol fuel.
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