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Thursday, August 15th, 2019
NBCSN PRESENTS INDYCAR SERIES ABC SUPPLY 500 THIS SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET
Pre-Race Coverage Begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Including Features on 19-Year-Old Rookie Colton Herta and 2019 Indy 500 Winner Simon Pagenaud
“Motor Madness Saturday” on NBCSN: 12 Straight Hours of Motorsports Coverage Including NASCAR Cup Series from Bristol, INDYCAR Qualifying, Pro Motocross and Mecum Auctions
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship from Budds Creek this Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Presents Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Racing from Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Diverse Lineup of Collector Cars Including Elvis Presley’s Family Car and Dana Mecum’s Ferrari 0432M to Cross the Mecum Auction Block in Monterey This Week
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 15, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its exclusive coverage of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series this weekend with live coverage of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., this Sunday, August 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage on NBCSN begins at 2 p.m. ET.
In addition to Sunday’s INDYCAR race, this weekend features “Motor Madness Saturday” on NBCSN – 12 consecutive hours of motorsports coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET with INDYCAR qualifying from Pocono. Saturday’s 12-hour motorsports block will include NASCAR Cup Series racing under the lights at Bristol, Pro Motocross coverage from Budds Creek, and world-class vehicles at this week’s Mecum Auctions event in Monterey, Calif.
|“MOTOR MADNESS SATURDAY” SCHEDULE ON NBCSN|
|INDYCAR ABC Supply 500 Qualifying||2:30 p.m.|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Budds Creek National||4 p.m.|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.|
|Countdown to Green||7 p.m.|
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – Bristol||7:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race||11 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions – Monterey||12 a.m.|
With just four races left in the season, four drivers have separated themselves from the pack in the race for the 2019 championship. Josef Newgarden (Team Penske; 504 points) holds a 16-point championship lead over Alexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport; 488 points), followed by 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske; 457 points) and five-time series champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing; 442 points), winner of the most recent race at Mid-Ohio on July 28. Rossi took home the checkered flag last year at Pocono.
2019 NTT IndyCar Series Points Standings:
|1||Josef Newgarden||Team Penske||4||504|
|2||Alexander Rossi||Andretti Autosport||2||488|
|3||Simon Pagenaud||Team Penske||3||457|
|4||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||2||442|
Live INDYCAR coverage from Pocono begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET with Practice 1 exclusively on NBC Sports Gold’s IndyCar Pass, which provides live streaming coverage of all practice, qualifying, Indy Lights races and on-demand replays for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. IndyCar Pass is now available through the remainder of the season for a discounted price of $9.99. Click here to purchase.
Live streaming coverage from Pocono continues Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on IndyCar Pass with qualifying, followed by final practice at 4 p.m. ET. NBCSN will air the qualifying session Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ lead INDYCAR broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst), and Paul Tracy (analyst) will have the call of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Kevin Lee, Dillon Welch, and Robin Miller will provide reports from the pits.
Sunday’s pre-race coverage on NBCSN begins at 2 p.m. ET, and will include a feature with NBC Sports motorsports reporter Rutledge Wood and 19-year-old rookie Colton Herta, who become the youngest driver to ever win a race in the NTT IndyCar Series with his victory at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, this past March. Pre-race coverage will also include a follow-up with the Indianapolis 500 champion, Simon Pagenaud, who brought the Borg Warner Trophy home to France.
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 ABC Supply 500 from Pocono Raceway.
Following is this weekend’s INDYCAR coverage from Pocono on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold:
|Sat., Aug. 17||INDYCAR ABC Supply 500 – Practice 1||9:30 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|INDYCAR ABC Supply 500 – Qualifying||12:30 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|INDYCAR ABC Supply 500 – Qualifying*||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|INDYCAR ABC Supply 500 – Final Practice||4 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 18||INDYCAR ABC Supply 500 – Pre-Race||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|INDYCAR ABC Supply 500||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|INDYCAR ABC Supply 500 – Post Race||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP AT BUDDS CREEK – SATURDAY ON NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports continues its presentation of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this weekend with coverage from Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville, Md., 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 Budds Creek.
Ken Roczen swept both 450MX motos at Unadilla last week to earn his third overall win of the season and pull within one point of Marvin Musquin for second in the class standings. Eli Tomac holds a 40-point lead in the standings with two events to go. Adam Cianciarulo holds a 28-point advantage in the 250MX class over Dylan Ferrandis heading into this weekend.
Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties for this weekend’s coverage from Budds Creek alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and pit reporter Will Christien.
Following is this weekend’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross coverage on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold’s Pro Motocross Pass:
|Sat., Aug 17||Lucas Oil Pro MX Budds Creek – Qualifiers||10:15 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Lucas Oil Pro MX Budds Creek – Moto 1||1 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Lucas Oil Pro MX Budds Creek – Moto 2||3 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug 18||Lucas Oil Pro MX Budds Creek – Moto 1*||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS BRISTOL NIGHT RACE AT “THE WORLD’S FASTEST HALF-MILE” THIS SATURDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports heads to “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” this weekend for a twin bill of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races under the lights from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on NBCSN. Live race coverage from “The Last Great Colosseum” begins Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Xfinity Series racing, and culminates Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing. Click here for more information.
ELVIS PRESLEY’S FAMILY CAR AND DANA MECUM’S FERRARI 0432M TO CROSS THE MECUM AUCTION BLOCK IN MONTEREY THIS WEEK
NBC Sports presents more than 24 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage this week from its iconic event in Monterey, Calif. – the only daytime auction throughout Monterey Car Week.
Highlights from this weekend’s auction include:
- 1954/59 Ferrari 0432M, a main attraction currently owned by Dana and Patti Mecum;
- 1967 Lincoln Continental Lehmann-Paterson Limousine, the Elvis Presley Family Car;
- 1963 Modena GT Spyder California, Hero Car No. 1 from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’;
- Pre-War Classics from the Academy of Art University Collection;
- Famous Hot Rods from the Blackie Gejeian Estate Collection;
- Porsches from the DP 935 Collection;
- 1997 G-Force GF01 Oldsmobile Aurora Indy Car, 1997 Indianapolis 500 Winner driven by Arie Luyendyk;
- 1962 Alpha One GTO Coupe, driven by Tom Cruise in the movie ‘Vanilla Sky’;
- 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, the last 1953 Corvette;
- 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster, 126 miles, no. 31 of 100 produced;
- 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper, unrestored, 1 of 3 produced;
- 1952 Allard J2 Roadster, the car that inspired Carroll Shelby’s Cobra.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Monterey this weekend, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens, and Katie Osborne. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 30 years.
Earlier this week, NBC Sports and Mecum announced a multi-year partnership extension to continue coverage of Mecum car auctions across NBC Sports through 2024. Click here for more info.
Following is this week’s Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey schedule on NBCSN:
|Thur., Aug 15||Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey*||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey*||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey*||9 p.m.||NBCSN
|Fri., Aug 16||Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey*||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey*||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug 17||Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey*||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug 18||Mecum Auto Auctions: Monterey*||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
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