Friday, November 15, 2013

Your Weekend in Motor Sports 11/15- 11/17, 2013

I apologize for the delay at getting this posted. Even as you read this, the weekend of Motor Sports activities has begun. Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Formula 1 Practices are either already occurring or have already occurred. Here's your full weekend breakdown in Motor Sports fun.  

Friday, November 15
10 AM- Nationwide: Ford EcoBoost 300, Practice- FS1
10 AM- Formula 1: United States Grand Prix, Practice 1- UniDep
11 AM- Camping World Truck Series: Ford 200, Practice- FS1
1 PM- Formula 1: United States Grand Prix, Practice 2- NBCSN
1:30 PM- Sprint Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400, Practice- ESPN2
3 PM- Nationwide: Ford EcoBoost 300, Practice- FS2
4:30 PM- Camping World Truck Series: Ford 200, Qualifying- FS2
6 PM- Sprint Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400, Qualifying- ESPN2
8 PM- Camping World Truck Series: Ford 200- FS1

Saturday, November 16
Noon- Sprint Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400, Practice- FS2
1 PM- Formula 1: US Grand Prix, Qualifying- CNBC
1 PM- Nationwide: Ford EcoBoost 300, Qualifying- FS2
1:55 PM- Formula 1: US Grand Prix, Qualifying- UniDep
3PM- Sprint Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400, Final Practice- FS2
4:30 PM- Nationwide: Ford EcoBoost 300- ESPN

Sunday, November 17
2 PM- Formula 1: US Grand Prix- NBC, UniMas
2:50 PM- Formula 1: US Grand Prix- UniDep
3 PM- Sprint Cup: Ford EcoBoost 400- ESPN

Motorsports This Week on ESPN

NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Finale in Miami Live on ESPN
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season comes to a close Sunday, Nov. 17, with the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway and ESPN will have a live telecast of the race. A special two-hour NASCAR Countdown airs at 1 p.m. ET to set up the title battle between Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth, while the green flag will fly at 3:15 p.m. for the final race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Also from the 1.5-mile Homestead track, ESPN2 will televise NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Friday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. and practice earlier that day at 1:30 p.m.
ESPN will also have a live telecast of Saturday’s Ford Ecoboost 300, the season finale for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. NASCAR Countdown airs at 4 p.m. with the green flag at 4:46 p.m.
All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Hollywood Casino 400 - October 21, 2012

Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale JarrettAndy Petree.
NASCAR Countdown: Mike Massaro (host); Rusty WallaceRay EvernhamBrad Daugherty(analysts).

NASCAR Now Special from Contenders News Conference
ESPN’s NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will have a special one-hour program originating from the NASCAR Championship Contenders News Conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Thursday, Nov. 14 at noon ET on ESPNEWS. NASCAR Nowlead reporter Marty Smith and analyst Brad Daugherty will host the program. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 12-13, ESPN will have reporters Ryan McGee (Jimmie Johnson) andShannon Spake (Matt Kenseth) embedded with the two championship-contending race teams with reports airing all day on SportsCenter as well as on NASCAR Now. The Ford Ecoboost 400 will be reviewed in the NASCAR Now episode airing Sunday night, Nov. 17, at 11 p.m.  Host Chris Cotter will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Cravenwith Smith reporting from the track. The week’s schedule:  

Wed., Nov. 131:30 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., Nov. 141:30 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
Noon.NASCAR Now Championship Contenders News Conference SpecialMarty SmithBrad DaughertyESPNEWS, WatchESPN
Sun., Nov. 1711 p.m.NASCAR NowChris CotterESPN2, WatchESPN
Tue., Nov. 1912:30 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN

Lucas Oil Drag Racing Season Finale on ESPN2
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is over but drag racing fans have one more chance to watch some racing action when ESPN2 airs highlights from the season finale of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on Sunday night, Nov. 17, at 10 p.m. ET. The one-hour program will include competition from the season-ending event at Pomona, Calif.

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, Nov. 17, RacingLive! Homestead will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami 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.
Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or
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NBCU Networks, Programs & Parks Include: NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Regional Networks, The Weather Channel, TODAY, Wake Up with Al, SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports,, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando
Rush Director Ron Howard to Voice Show Open for F1 U.S. Grand Prix on NBC
The Voice Winner Danielle Bradbery to Sing National Anthem
Stamford, Conn. – November 13, 2013 – NBCUniversal will surround its coverage of the Formula One United States Grand Prix with a robust collection of assets ranging from sports to news to entertainment to parks. The wide-ranging activation is part of NBC Sports Group’s big-event strategy, and will feature unique symphony opportunities with a number of NBCU networks, shows, and talent.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the F1 U.S. Grand Prix begins Friday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues through the weekend on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC.   For more information on NBC Sports Group’s coverage of practice, qualifying and the race, click here.
TODAY: On Friday, Nov. 15, TODAY will present an interview with British Formula One driver, 2008 Formula One World Champion, and 2011 U.S. Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton, who drives for Mercedes, will drive NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez around the Circuit of the America’s track in Austin, Texas, and show Gutierrez what it’s like to race in an F1 Grand Prix.
JAY LENO’S GARAGE: On Friday, Nov. 15, will feature a special segment on the F1 U.S. Grand Prix. Leno, the host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and one of America’s most popular car enthusiasts, had a chance to visit Circuit of the America’s track in October and take a lap around the course in an McLaren MP4-12C.  The segment also features interviews with British Formula One driver, Oliver Turvey, and Circuit of the America’s designer, Christian Epp.
RUSHAcademy Award-winning Director Ron Howard, who produced and directed Universal Pictures’ recent biographical F1 drama Rush about the 1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, will voice the show open for NBC’s broadcast of the 2013 U.S. Grand Prix.
WAKE UP WITH ALOn Friday, November 15 at 6 a.m. ET on The Weather Channel, Wake Up with Al hosts Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams will provide a forecast for the race weekend in Austin, Texas.
THE VOICE: Season Four winner of NBC’s The VoiceDanielle Bradbery, will attend the U.S. Grand Prix race in Austin, Texas and sing the national anthem live on NBC.
SPORTSDASH WITH YAHOO! SPORTS: Throughout the week, SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports, hosted by Dave Briggs and Carolyn Manno, will cover the U.S. Grand Prix.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS & NEWSCHANNEL/AFFILIATES: Interviews with NBC’s F1 announcers will be featured on multiple NBC Sports Regional Networks programs and will be provided to 200+ NBC Affiliated and Owned Television Stations nationwide.
UNIVERSAL PARKS: Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando will help promote NBC Sports Groups’ coverage of the U.S. Grand Prix by airing U.S. Grand Prix promotion videos on the big screen at Universal CityWalk.
Fri., November 15United States Grand Prix – PracticeNBCSN1 p.m.
Fri., November 15United States Grand Prix – Practice (Encore)NBCSN10 p.m.
Sat., November 16F1 36NBCSN12:30 a.m.
Sat., November 16United States Grand Prix – QualifyingCNBC1 p.m.
Sat., November 16United States Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)NBCSN6:30 p.m.
Sat., November 16United States Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)NBCSN11 p.m.
Sun., November 17F1 CountdownNBC1 p.m.
Sun., November 17United States Grand PrixNBC2 p.m.
Sun., November 17United States Grand Prix (Encore)NBCN6 p.m.


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