Before the green flag falls on Sunday, coverage surrounds the Championship 4 drivers’ individual journeys to Miami. Each will visit Krista Voda, Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett on the Countdown to Green pre-race set to discuss their expectations, nerves and final thoughts heading into the Championship race.
Prior to Jeff Gordon's attempt to close out his storybook career in storybook fashion, Ken Squier voices a special essay on Gordon’s career and transcendent impact on stock car racing. Sunday’s Countdown to Green also features a performance from Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter Tim McGraw.
In a conference call earlier this week NBC Sports’ NASCAR analysts Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, and NBC Sports' Executive Producer Sam Flood previewed Sunday's title coverage from Homestead-Miami Speedway. A full transcript of the call is available here.
NBC SPORTS NASCAR SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP RACE COVERAGE FROM MIAMI
Rick Allen calls this weekend's action from alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte and 21-time Sprint Cup winner Jeff Burton. Voda, Petty and Jarrett host NASCAR America along with pre- and post-race coverage from “The Sunshine State.” Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Kelli Stavast and Dave Burns report and offer interviews from pit road, the garages and throughout the infield. NBCSports.com lead motorsports writer Nate Ryan and features reporter Rutledge Wood also contribute to both NASCAR America and post-race festivities.
NBC Sports’ Sprint Cup coverage from Homestead, FL begins Friday with first practice at 12 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by qualifying at 6 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage begins on CNBC with Sprint Cup second practice at 10 a.m. ET and final practice at 1 p.m. ET.
Championship Sunday coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC with the Countdown to Green Served by Sonic pre-race show. The Ford EcoBoost 400 begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Following the checkered flag, NBC showcases the Championship ceremony as the 2015 Sprint Cup winner is crowned.
At 7 p.m. ET coverage shifts over to NBCSN for a special edition of NASCAR America, which is immediately followed by an on-site edition of NASCAR Victory Lap at 8 p.m. ET.
NBCSN COMPLIMENTS NBC'S PRIMARY BROADCAST OF CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WITH NBCSN HOT PASS
In an unprecedented offering, NBC Sports Group will present dual national coverage of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22. While NBC provides the primary broadcast of Jeff Gordon’s quest to close out his Hall of Fame career in storybook fashion, NBCSN offers a simultaneous live feed dedicated to each of the Championship 4 drivers racing for a historic victory on Sunday in South Florida.
Live race coverage on both NBC and NBCSN begins at 3 p.m. ET. A full release regarding the NBCSN Hot Pass is available here.
CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR DRIVERS APPEAR ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
Before arriving in South Florida, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. made a trip to 30 Rock this week, where they visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Pared with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots' Tariq Trotter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Bieber, the Championship 4 competed in the first annual "Tonight Show NASCAR 500 Race." A full clip of this fun segment is available here.
NBC PRESENTS THE FINAL XFINITY SERIES RACE OF THE SEASON
NBCSN’s XFINITY coverage from Florida begins Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET with the final series practice, followed by NASCAR America at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Saturday’s full day of XFINITY Series Championship racing begins at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC with qualifying followed by a 30-minute NASCAR America at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage begins with a second edition of NACAR America at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage shifts over to NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET with XFINITY Series Countdown to Green. The Ford EcoBoost 300 begins at 2:45 p.m. ET.
|Thur., November 19||NASCAR America||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR K&N Series - Phoenix||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., November 20||Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Miami||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Final Practice – Miami||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Miami||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., November 21||Sprint Cup Series Practice – Miami||10 a.m.||CNBC|
|XFINITY Series Qualifying - Miami||11 a.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR America||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Miami||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Ford EcoBoost 300||2:45 p.m.||NBC|
|XFINITY Post-Race Show||5:30 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., November 22||Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Ford EcoBoost 400||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sprint Cup Post Race Show||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Victory Lap||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
NBC SPORTS GROUP CELEBRATES THE NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH QUICKEN LOANS’ WEEKLY PLAYOFF GRID CHALLENGE
It is the final week for fans to win big in the Weekly Playoff Grid Challenge, and have a chance to have their mortgage paid for a year by Quicken Loans. In the final week of the NASCAR playoffs, fans can enter who they think will be the top three finishers in Miami. By filling out their predictions, fans are entered to win weekly prizes including a Roku streaming player and NBC Sports prize packs. Each correct top three prediction earns an entrant a point, and after this weekend the fan with the most points will receive a year’s worth of mortgage payments ($24,000) from Quicken Loans.NBC Sports PR