Friday, September 20, 2013

Your weekend in Motorsports 9/20-9/22/2013

Friday, September 20
9:30 AM- Formula 1: Singapore Grand Prix, Practice- NBCSN
Noon- Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300, Practice- FS1
3:30 PM- Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300, Qualifying- FS1
8 PM- ARCA RE/MAX: Kentucky- FS1

Saturday, September 21
8:55 AM- Formula 1: Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying- UniDep
9 AM- Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300, Practice- FS2
11 AM- Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300, Final Practice- FS2
Noon- Whelen Modified Tour: New Hampshire- FS2

Sunday, September 22
8 AM- Formula 1: Singapore Grand Prix- NBCSN, UniMas, UniDep
1 PM- American Le Mans: Circuit of the Americas- ESPN2
2 PM- Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300- ESPN
4:30 PM- Global Rallycross Championship- ABC
8:30 PM- NHRA: AAA Texas FallNationals- ESPN2

Here's your ESPN and NBC Sports press releases.

Motorsports This Week on ESPN

The Chase Continues at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup continues this weekend with the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. ESPN will have a live telecast of the second race of NASCAR’s playoffs on Sunday, Sept. 22, with NASCAR Countdown at 1 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 2:15 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale JarrettAndy Petree.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty WallaceRay EvernhamBrad Daugherty(analysts).

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NASCAR Nationwide Series in Prime Time at Kentucky
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Kentucky Speedway near Cincinnati on Saturday night, Sept. 21, at the race will air on ESPNEWS and WatchESPN. NASCAR Countdown is at 7 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 7:46 p.m. Marty Reid and analyst Ricky Craven will call the race with pit reporters Rick DeBruhl, Mike Massaro and Jim Noble.

NHRA in Dallas as Countdown Continues 
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competes at Texas Motorplex in Dallas this weekend in the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals and drag racing fans can watch qualifying and eliminations action. All NHRA programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The schedule:

Friday, Sept. 206:15 p.m.Qualifying (live)ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sat., Sept. 217:30 p.m.Lucas Oil SeriesESPN2, WatchESPN
11:30 p.m.QualifyingESPNEWS, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 223:30 a.m.QualifyingESPN2, WatchESPN
NoonEliminations (live)ESPN3, WatchESPN
8:30 p.m.EliminationsESPN2, WatchESPN

Booth: Dave Rieff (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary GerouldJohn Kernan.

Global Rallycross at Charlotte Live on ABC
Charlotte Motor Speedway, which has held races for the top stars of NASCAR since the early 1960s, will host racing of a different kind when Global Rallycross competes at the track on Sunday, Sept. 22. The event will air on ABC at 4:30 p.m. ET. RallyCross combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in a variety of fan-friendly environments. Fans can expect to see door-to-door racing on a combination of dirt and asphalt surfaces, featuring drifting turns, jumps and water elements.

American Le Mans Series at Circuit of the Americas on ESPN2
The American Le Mans Series races for the first time at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex., this weekend and ESPN2 will have a delayed telecast on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. ET. The race will air live on ESPN3 on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m. and ESPN3 will air qualifying on Friday, Sept. 20, at 2:40 a.m. ESPN3 is accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and Apple TV.

NASCAR Now Weekend Wrap-up Show To Review Chase Race No. 2
ESPN’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will review the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday night, Sept. 22, at 11:30 p.m. ET. Studio host Chris Cotter will be joined from the track by NASCAR Now lead reporter Marty Smith. This week’s schedule:

Wed., Sept. 182:30 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., Sept. 192 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., Sept. 202 a.m.NASCAR NowJonathan CoachmanESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., Sept. 2211:30 p.m.NASCAR NowChris CotterESPN2, WatchESPN

Motorsports on Other ESPN Platforms — RacingLive! on is a live blog where fans can engage in debate and discussion with writers and editors during the NASCAR Sprint Cup races. On Sunday, Sept. 22, RacingLive! New Hampshire will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Fans can join’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at
ESPN Radio — Each weekend morning, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay starts its engines at 6 a.m. ET with host Pat Patterson anchored from the site of that weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay listeners get an hour of news, previews and analysis, as well as profiles and interviews with NASCAR’s biggest names and newsmakers and the involvement of listeners via calls and e-mails. RaceDay also features interviews with newsmakers from the IZOD IndyCar Series from correspondent Bruce Martin.
Click HERE for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedules on ESPN.
Click HERE for the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule on ESPN.


Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or
And from NBC.


Formula One’s Night-Time Event Highlights More Than 15 Hours of Motorsports Coverage This Weekend
Live Coverage of Singapore Grand Prix Begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 19, 2013 – Formula One’s top drivers will race “under the lights” this weekend at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, highlighting NBCSN’s 15.5 hours of motorsports coverage. Live coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix, Formula One’s original night-time race, will begin on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on NBCSN.
NBCSN’s live coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix begins with practice on Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET. Coverage of qualifying will be live streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets – on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, and can be seen on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET. F1 Extra, NBC Sports Group’s half-hour post-race show, will air immediately following the conclusion of the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was Formula One’s inaugural night-time race. The illuminated Marina Bay Street Circuit continues to serve as the star of one of F1’s premier annual events, and remains the only F1 race to be held “under the lights”.
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) aims for his third straight victory in the Singapore Grand Prix after taking the checkered flag the past two years. Vettel leads the F1 driver standings with 221 points and looks to build on his momentum following a first-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago. Vettel has won four of the last six races on the F1 schedule, and leads second-rankedFernando Alonso (Ferrari) by 47 points. Vettel and Alonso have combined to win four of five races at the Marina Bay Street Circuit since F1’s return to Singapore in 2008; Vettel stood atop the podium the past two years, while Alonso took the checkered flag in 2008 and 2010.
NBCSN will also air episodes of Mobil 1 The Grid and TRANSLOGIC this week as part of NBC Sports Group’s motorsports coverage.
DateCoverageNetworkTime (ET)
Thur., September 19Mobil 1 The GridNBCSN9 p.m.
Fri., September 20F1 Singapore Grand Prix – PracticeNBCSN9:30 a.m.
Sat., September 21F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Practice (Encore)NBCSN1 a.m.
 F1 Singapore Grand Prix – QualifyingNBC Sports Live Extra9:30 a.m.
 F1 Singapore Grand Prix – QualifyingNBCSN3:30 p.m.
Sun., September 22F1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)NBCSN1 a.m.
 F1 Singapore Grand PrixNBCSN7:30 a.m.
 F1 ExtraNBCSN10 a.m.
F1 Singapore Grand Prix (Encore)NBCSN1:30 p.m.
F1 Extra (Encore)NBCSN4 p.m.
*Dates and times subject to change  

COMMENTATORS: Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Singapore Grand Prix and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
FORMULA ONE ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live comprehensive streaming coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix, as well as practice and qualifying in the days preceding the race . Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra 

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MotorSportsTalk’s content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:

  • Keith Collantine (@KeithCollantine), editor and creator of the F1Fanatic blog;
  • Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) creator of the F1 site;
  • Tony DiZinno (@TonyDiZinno), who has written for RACER Magazine and has covered IndyCar and NASCAR since 2006;
  • Writer Christopher Estrada (@estradawriting) who has written for the Boston Globe,, created the Indy Racing Revolution blog and is a contributor to IndyCar’s IndyCar Nation blog.

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