FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 8th, 2021
NASCAR CUP & XFINITY SERIES RACES FROM ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY PRESENTED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ON NBCSN
Cup Series Pre-Race Coverage Begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Xfinity Coverage Gets Underway at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday
Final Pair of NASCAR Races on Current Atlanta Motor Speedway Track Configuration
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and William Byron to Host iRacing Simulation on New Atlanta Motor Speedway Configuration During Pre-Race Coverage
Motocross Southwick National – Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Dale Jr. Download with Jimmy Means – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 8, 2021 – The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend on NBCSN, with pre-race coverage on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. on NBCSN, leading into race coverage at 3:30 p.m. ET. This weekend will mark the final pair of NASCAR races on the current track configuration before new banking will be installed.
NASCAR coverage this weekend will get underway with Xfinity Series Countdown to Green pre-race coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with race coverage at 3:30 p.m. ET. Cup Series coverage on Sunday begins with Countdown to Green at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, leading into the green flag waving shortly following 3:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen will call both the Cup and Xfinity Series races this weekend from Atlanta 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 Dillon Welch will serve as pit reporters.
NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth and Rutledge Wood will contribute to race coverage throughout the weekend, providing on-site reports. Coverage will celebrate Atlanta Motor Speedway’s history and look ahead to the future with this week’s announcement of the new track configuration. Earnhardt Jr. and William Bryon will host an iRacing simulation that will give a first-look at the new track configuration during pre-race coverage.
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, Dillon Welch
- Specialty Reporter: Rutledge Wood
- Host: Jac Collinsworth
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBCSN
- Streaming – NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports app
|Sat., July 10||Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Atlanta Race||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|Sun., July 11||Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta Race||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta Post-Race||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
LUCAS OIL MOTOCROSS: SOUTHWICK NATIONAL
- Play by Play: Jason Weigandt
- Analyst: Grant Langston
- Pit Reporter: Ashley Reynard
The 2021 Lucas Oil Motocross season continues with the Southwick National from Southwick, Mass., this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Dylan Ferrandis leads the 450 Class standings following his second straight victory, and third win of the season, in the Redbud National on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, while Jett Lawrence sits atop the 250 Class standings. Live streaming coverage of all races and qualifying this weekend will be available exclusively on Peacock. For more information about Motocross on Peacock, click here.
DALE JR. DOWNLOAD
Former NASCAR driver and crew chief Jimmy Means, and current owner of Jimmy Means Racing, is this week’s guest on the Dale Jr. Download episode that airs tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., the Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN takes viewers couch-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast, featuring unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight that fans have come to expect from Dale Jr.
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.