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|
Aug 19, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT
Last year, reliability was the problem for Toyota’s engines, not power. This year, the situation has been reversed, and Toyota Racing Development’s president says they’re hunting for more performance ahead of the Chase.
Aug 19, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT
Alan Gustafson may not be as well-known as other crew chiefs, but it’s clear that he’s played a big role in Jeff Gordon’s success this season. The NASCAR AMERICA crew breaks down what’s made them such a good pair together.
Aug 19, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT
NASCAR AMERICA talks about Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez’s move to Joe Gibbs Racing – and the impact of their new sponsor, telecommunications equipment company ARRIS.
Aug 19, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Coming up today: Reaction from 2015 JGR drivers Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez, and current JGR Cup drivers Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch; No. 24 crew chief Alan Gustafson on the team’s win at Michigan; the Michigan edition of “Scan All 43.”
Aug 19, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Four days after racing in Michigan, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series faces the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200.
Aug 19, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT
This weekend, Red Bull GRC drivers will compete on a .924-mile layout at Daytona International Speedway that’s the longest they’ve faced so far this year. Catch Saturday’s final at 2:30 p.m. on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra.
Aug 19, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
Gibbs, who won two Sprint Cup titles with Stewart in 2002 and 2005, believes that his former driver has the courage to overcome his grief and eventually come back to racing.
Aug 19, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT
e.dams-Renault’s Sebastien Buemi puts up a lap of 1 minute, 31.792 seconds to lead the final day of testing at the UK’s Donington Park.
Aug 19, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT
Eight years ago, the son of Michael and grandson of Mario broke through on the Northern California circuit.
Aug 19, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
A final report from MotorSportsTalk’s Tony DiZinno on how the Milwaukee IndyFest went off.
Aug 19, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
After success in Mexico and in the U.S.-based NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Suarez will take on the Nationwide Series next season with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Aug 19, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT
NASCAR’s Chase Grid Live sweepstakes open until August 29; provides fans potential VIP trip ahead of Chicagoland Chase opener.
Aug 19, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT
Carl Edwards was almost destined to move to Gibbs, and it’s time to see whether his new opportunity will yield as much success for him as other switches have for others.
Aug 19, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT
Carl Edwards confirmed at Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 and beyond.
Aug 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
10 Sprint Cup squads tested various configurations today at Michigan as NASCAR looked to nail down its rules package for the 2015 Cup season. Today on NASCAR AMERICA, NBCSN contributor Nate Ryan gave a full report on the proceedings.
Aug 18, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT
Under very difficult circumstances, NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton went back behind the wheel this weekend at Michigan. Today on NASCAR AMERICA, the Sprint Cup veteran talked about his experience subbing for Tony Stewart.
Aug 18, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT
Coming up today: Breaking down Jeff Gordon’s win at Michigan; Jeff Burton and his weekend with Stewart-Haas Racing; Kyle Larson’s Chase hopes take a hit; teams test potential 2015 rules changes.
Aug 18, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT
Gordon and the No. 24 team have been rolling over the last four weeks. But can they continue their streak of success?
Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
All the notes and numbers to keep in mind as the Race to the Chase heats up in Tennessee.
Aug 18, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT
Tripp Mickle of the SportsBusiness Journal reports that Comcast’s broadband/TV/phone service is considering a five to six year deal valued at over $100 million to take over sponsorship of what’s currently known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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