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Thursday, July 1st, 2021
MOTORSPORTS MADNESS ON FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND FEATURING NASCAR CUP, XFINITY & INDYCAR RACES ON NBC
Fourth of July Coverage Features INDYCAR & NASCAR Cup Doubleheader on NBC: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Noon ET; Cup Series Pre-Race Coverage from Road America Begins at 2 p.m. ET, Green Flag at 2:30 p.m. ET
Xfinity Series Race Coverage Begins Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
IMSA WeatherTech Championship WeatherTech 240 – Tomorrow Live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 1, 2021 – NBC Sports presents motorsports madness this Fourth of July weekend with a NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series doubleheader from Road America and NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on NBC. The Sunday holiday doubleheader gets underway with the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at noon ET, followed by NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green pre-race coverage at 2 p.m. ET, leading into race coverage from Road America at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The NASCAR Cup Series race will mark just the second time in series history that Road America hosts a Cup event and the first time in nearly 65 years.
NASCAR coverage this weekend will get underway with Xfinity Series practice tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Xfinity Series qualifying will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET Saturday on NBC Sports digital platforms, and continue at noon ET on NBCSN. Cup Series practice coverage immediately follows at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Countdown to Green pre-race coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, leading into Xfinity Series race coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen will call both the Cup and Xfinity Series races this weekend from Road America alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte, 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton and two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame selection Dale Earnhardt Jr. Marty Snider, Dave Burns and Parker Kligerman will serve as pit reporters.
NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth will contribute to race coverage throughout the weekend, providing on-site reports and displaying the human interest stories of the crowd at Road America. Coverage will feature Americana teasers in celebration of the holiday weekend.
The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will once again present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2021, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6-7. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2021 NASCAR coverage.
NASCAR Pick ‘Em: NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, NASCAR Pick ‘Em, features a weekly contest for each NASCAR Cup Series race. NASCAR Pick ‘Em is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store) and at nbcsports.com/predictor.
- Play by Play: Rick Allen
- Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
- Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman
- Specialty Reporter: Jac Collinsworth
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN, CNBC
- Streaming – NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports app
|Fri., July 2||NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Sat., July 3||NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying||NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||11:30 a.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying||NBCSN||Noon|
|NASCAR Cup Series Practice||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series||NBC||2 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Road America Race||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|Sun., July 4||NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying||CNBC||11 a.m.|
|Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series||NBC||2 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Road America Race||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Road America Post-Race||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
INDYCAR: HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be presented this Sunday at Noon ET on NBC. Coverage from the road course begins with practice tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. ET on Peacock, which will stream all practice and qualifying sessions.
Highlighting the field will be reigning and six-time INDYCAR champion Scott Dixon, two-time INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, 2019 Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, former Formula One racer Romain Grosjean and current points standings leader Alex Palou, among others. Will Power and Colton Herta won the pair of races held at Mid-Ohio last year.
Palou (349 pts) sits atop the points standings heading into this weekend, followed closely by Pato O’Ward (321 pts), and Dixon (296 pts) in third, who is aiming for a record-tying seventh INDYCAR championship.
- Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
- Analyst: Townsend Bell
- Pit Reporters: Kevin Lee, Kelli Stavast
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports app
|Fri., July 2||Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Practice||Peacock||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat., July 3||Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Practice||Peacock||9:05 a.m.|
|Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Qualifying||Peacock||Noon|
|Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Final Practice||Peacock||3:30 p.m.|
|Indy Lights – Race 1||Peacock||4:20 p.m.|
|Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||8 p.m.|
|Sun., July 4||Indy Lights – Race 2||Peacock||9:50 a.m.|
|Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio||NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||Noon|
IMSA WEATHERTECH CHAMPIONSHIP: IMSA WEATHERTECH 240
- Play by Play: Brian Till
- Analyst: Calvin Fish
- Pit Reporter: Dillon Welch
The 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in Watkins Glen, N.Y. for the second straight weekend tomorrow with live coverage of the IMSA WeatherTech 240, beginning at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. All five classes will be in action — Daytona Prototype International (DPi), GT Daytona (GTD), GT Le Mans (GTLM), Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) and Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2).
Live streaming coverage of all races throughout the weekend will also be available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.
LUCAS OIL MOTOCROSS: REDBUD NATIONAL
- Play by Play: Jason Weigandt
- Analyst: Grant Langston
- Pit Reporter: Ashley Reynard
The famed RedBud National from Buchanan, Mich., is this Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Dylan Ferrandis leads the 450 Class standings following his victory in the High Point National, while Jett Lawrence sits atop the 250 Class standings. Live streaming coverage of all races and qualifying on Saturday will be available exclusively on Peacock. For more information about Motocross on Peacock, click here.
NBC SPORTS’ NASCAR COVERAGE
NBC Sports is the official home of the 2021 NASCAR Playoffs, covering the race for the NASCAR Cup Series & NASCAR Xfinity Series championships. NBC Sports’ NASCAR programming also includes races from NASCAR’s regional touring series; annual events such as the NASCAR Awards and NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony; and original programming across NBC Sports platforms.