Jun 25, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT
Verizon IndyCar Series and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross coverage take the lead this weekend on the NBC Sports Group networks, with streaming also offered via NBC Sports Live Extra:
GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON – SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s presentation of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series from Houston begins Saturday at 2 p.m. ET with qualifying, leading into live coverage of Race 1 at 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage of Race 2 from Houston will air on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Two weeks ago, Ed Carpenter (Ed Carpenter Racing) held off Will Power (Team Penske) to win the Firestone 600 in Texas, after Power was penalized for speeding on pit lane with 35 laps remaining. IndyCar returned to Houston last year for the first time since 2007, with the new street circuit incorporating Houston landmarks including Reliant Stadium, Reliant Astrodome and Reliant Arena, with Power and Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) earning victories in the doubleheader.
NBC Sports Group’s lead IndyCar and Formula One play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the Grand Prix of Houston on-site, alongside former IndyCar driver Paul Tracy and IndyCar and F1 analyst Steve Matchett. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee and Robin Miller will report from the pits.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS TENNESSEE NATIONAL – SATURDAY
NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to present six hours of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee National coverage from Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn. on Saturday. Coverage starts on Live Extra at 10:30 a.m. ET with practice, followed by the pre-race show at 12:15 p.m. ET. Race coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on Live Extra with 1st Motos, followed by NBC’s live presentation of the 450 Class of Moto 2 at 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage of the 250 Class of Moto 2 airs at 4 p.m. ET on Live Extra, with an encore presentation at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Two weeks ago, James Stewart swept the 450 Class in Moto 2 at High Point, while Blake Baggett won in the 250 Class for wins in back-to-back events.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call the action from Tennessee National on Saturday.
Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra:
|Wed., June 25||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thu., June 26||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross: High Point (Encore)||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|/DRIVE on NBC Sports (Encore)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 27||Mecum Auctions: Kansas City (Encore)||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 28||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee: Practice||10:30 a.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee: Pre-Show||12:15 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee: 1stMotos||1 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston: Qualifying||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston: Race 1||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee: 2nd Motos||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee: 2ndMotos||4 p.m.||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee: 2ndMotos||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Rally America||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Off The Grid: Barcelona||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 29||IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston: Race 2||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|KURT BUSCH: 36||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Houston (Encore)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis (Encore)||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
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