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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP AND LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND ON NBC
IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship – Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Acura – Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – RedBud National – Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
American Flat Track – Lima Half-Mile – Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Presents Over 18 Hours of Trackside Coverage from Daytona International Speedway This Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 3, 2019 – NBC Sports will present more than 50 hours of motorsports action this weekend, including the IMSA WeatherTech Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Acura on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC, and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship RedBud National this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
This weekend’s motorsports coverage also features the return of NASCAR Cup Series racing to NBC from Daytona on Saturday night in primetime, and NASCAR Xfinity Cup racing from Daytona on Friday NBCSN. For details on NBC Sports’ coverage of NASCAR this weekend, click here.
IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP – MOBIL 1 SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY ACURA – SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC
The IMSA WeatherTech Championship makes its annual trip to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, an “old school” road course that’s chock full of quick corners and big elevation changes. All 4 classes – DPi (Daytona Prototype International), LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2), GT Le Mans & GT Daytona – will be in action for a ‘standard’ length race of 2 hours, 40 minutes.
After numerous defeats, Mazda finally got its first-ever Prototype win in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship at Watkins Glen last weekend. Mazda Team Joest finished 1-2 in the six-hour race, with the #55 entry (Harry Tincknell, Olivier Pla, Jonathan Bomarito) taking the overall victory. Other class winners included the #911 Porsche GT Team (Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet) in GT Le Mans; the #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura (Mario Farnbacher, Trent Hindman, Justin Marks) in GT Daytona; and the #52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA (Matt McMurry, Gabriel Aubry, Eric Lux) in LMP2.
Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), former IMSA GT driver Calvin Fish (analyst), and motorsports veteran A.J. Allmendinger (analyst) will call the action this weekend, along with pit reporters Kevin Lee and Jon Beekhuis.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – REDBUD NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC
Boasting perhaps the best atmosphere in motocross, the Redbud National in Michigan is one of the most anticipated events in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The track itself is also a favorite among the riders, and includes ‘LaRocco’s Leap,’ an iconic, 120-foot jump that tests their nerve.
Last weekend in Southwick, Massachusetts, Marvin Musquin earned his 2nd straight 450MX overall victory after winning Moto 1 and finishing runner-up to Zach Osborne in Moto 2. Osborne and 450MX points leader Eli Tomac completed the overall podium, while Ken Roczen suffered a season-worst finish of 9th. In the 250MX class, Adam Cianciarulo continued his dominant run with his fifth overall win in six rounds this season. Like Musquin, he won Moto 1 and then finished runner-up in Moto 2 to Dylan Ferrandis.
NBC Sports Gold will livestream qualifiers on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. ET, followed by 1st Motos (at 1 p.m. ET, and 2nd Motos at 3:30 p.m. ET. NBC will present LIVE coverage at 3 p.m. ET, with an encore presentation at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Will Christien will call this weekend’s action.
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS MORE THAN 18 HOURS OF LIVE TRACKSIDE COVERAGE FROM DAYTONA THIS WEEKEND
NBC Sports Group gears up for its second week of 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series racing with more than 18 hours of trackside coverage from Daytona International Speedway this weekend. NBCSN’s race coverage begins Friday at 8 p.m. ET, with Xfinity Series racing, and culminates Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing from Daytona. Click here for more information on this weekend’s NASCAR coverage.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule:
|Wed., July 3||NASCAR America – Motormouths Wednesday||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Dale Jr. Download with Hailie Deegan (Encore)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thur., July 4||Dale Jr. Download with Hailie Deegan (Encore)||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series First Practice – Daytona||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series First Practice – Daytona||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Final Practice – Daytona||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice – Daytona||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America – Motorsports Hour||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series – Douglas County||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 5||NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – Daytona||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – Daytona||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series – Countdown to Green||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Daytona||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Post-Race Show||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Dale Jr. Download with Hailie Deegan||10:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR The Decades: The 1990s||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 6||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – RedBud – Qualifiers||10:15 a.m.||NBC Sports
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – RedBud – 1st Motos||1 p.m.||NBC Sports
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – RedBud – 2nd Motos||3 p.m.||NBC Sports
|American Flat Track – Lima Half-Mile*||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – RedBud||3 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 – Daytona||7 p.m.||NBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – RedBud*||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race Show||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 7||Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Acura||1 p.m.||NBC|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
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