Coming off last week’s thrilling finish between Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch at Kentucky Speedway, NBC Sports heads to ”The Magic Mile” in Loudon, N.H., this weekend to present live coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Sunday, July 21, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports will super-serve fans with more than 18 hours of trackside coverage this week, including Xfinity Series racing from New Hampshire this Saturday, July 20, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Entering Sunday’s Cup Series race, Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske, leads the regular season standings with 746 points and 2 wins, followed by Kyle Busch (735 points, 4 wins) and Kevin Harvick (645 points, 0 wins), who won in New Hampshire last year. They will battle against Brad Keselowski (630 points, 3 wins), Denny Hamlin (627 points, 2 wins) and Martin Truex Jr. (618 points, 4 wins). Both Busch and Truex Jr. earned Top-5 finishes in last year’s New Hampshire race.
Last weekend, Kurt Busch edged out brother Kyle Busch in an overtime thriller at Kentucky Speedway. This was Kurt Busch’s first win of the season, his first win with Chip Ganassi Racing, and the first Cup Series win for his crew chief, Matt McCall.
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACING FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE – SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series coverage begins Friday at 12:15 p.m. ET with the first practice on NBCSN, followed by qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET and NASCAR America on-site from New Hampshire at 5:30 p.m. ET. Coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on CNBC with the second practice for the Cup Series, and shifts to NBCSN with NASCAR America at 12 p.m. ET, and final practice at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s race-day coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET with NASCAR America live from the Peacock Pit Box on Pit Road. Countdown to Green begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN leading into live coverage of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at 3 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present a half-hour post-race show at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by NASCAR Victory Lap at 7 p.m. ET.
Pre-race coverage on NASCAR America and Countdown to Green will include:
- The latest edition of “Behind the Driver” featuring New England native Ryan Preece;
- An essay on grassroots racing in New England voiced by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ken Squier - featuring his home track, Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt. - as part of NBC Sports and NASCAR’s #MyTrackMyRoots Grassroots Racing Tour;
- The Toyota Joyride with Jeff Burton around New Hampshire Motor Speedway, featuring U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist Dave Brown.
NBC Sports’ lead race announcer Rick Allen will call the action alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte. 21-time Cup Series race winner Jeff Burton and racing legend and two-time Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will provide commentary from a second booth.
NBC Sports’ NASCAR pre-race host Krista Voda, auto racing icon Kyle Petty, and NBC analyst and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett will host NASCAR America as well as all pre- and post-race coverage. Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, and Dave Burns.
NBCSports.com lead motorsports writer Nate Ryan will contribute news reports throughout race weekend, and features reporter Rutledge Wood will bring viewers a collection of off-track stories during race coverage from New Hampshire.
XFINITY SERIES RACING FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE – SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports’ Xfinity Series coverage from New Hampshire begins Friday with first practice at 1 p.m. ET, followed by final practice at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Race day coverage kicks off Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET with qualifying, followed by Countdown to Green at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Xfinity Series racing begins at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Cole Custer earned his series-leading fifth win of the 2019 season last weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
NASCAR VICTORY LAP RETURNS TO NBCSN THIS SUNDAY HOSTED BY DANIELLE TROTTA
NASCAR Victory Lap, NBC Sports’ weekly NASCAR recap show, returns this Sunday night on NBCSN following the Cup Series race from New Hampshire. Similar to NASCAR America Motormouths, Victory Lap encourages fans to call in with questions and discuss the race’s biggest stories with NBC Sports’ hosts and analysts.
Danielle Trotta will serve as the primary host for NASCAR Victory Lap this season. Trotta currently serves as a host with NBC Sports Boston where her roles include co-host of the network’s nightly studio show, Boston Sports Tonight. Trotta also co-hosts “On Track,” SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s daily midday program. AJ Allmendinger and Parker Kligerman will join Trotta for this Sunday’s episode of NASCAR Victory Lap at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Trotta will make her NBCSN debut on Thursday’s 5 p.m. ET edition of NASCAR America Motorsports Hour.
DALE JARRETT FEATURED GUEST ON DALE JR. DOWNLOAD TODAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Today’s episode of the Dale Jr. Download at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN will feature NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Dale Jarrett. Jarrett, the 1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion and three-time Daytona 500 winner, discusses his illustrious career and path to NASCAR stardom. Click here to watch a preview of today’s episode.
Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., the Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN takes viewers couch-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast, featuring unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight that fans have come to expect from Dale Jr.
NASCAR AMERICA MOTORMOUTHS FEATURES SPECIAL GUEST KYLE BUSCH WEDNESDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coming off his battle with brother Kurt Busch at Kentucky on Saturday, tomorrow’s episode of NASCAR America Motormouths at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN will feature special guest Kyle Busch. The 2015 NASCAR Cup Series champion will join Rutledge Wood and Kyle Petty to answer fan questions and discuss current topics in NASCAR. Motormouths are all about the viewers, providing regular opportunities for fans to call in to NASCAR America and speak with hosts, analysts, and a rotation of current drivers live on NBCSN.
JACKPOT FOR “NASCAR PICK ‘EM” FREE-TO-PLAY GAME ON NBC SPORTS PREDICTOR APP SWELLS TO $30,000 FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE
NBC Sports has launched the free-to-play NASCAR Pick ’Em game, where fans can win upwards of $10,000 by making the right picks for each week’s NASCAR Cup Series race.
- For each race stage, pick the driver that will have the best finish from a group of four drivers.
- Then, out of the entire field, pick which drivers will finish the race in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – in exact order.
Since there were no perfect scores from the prior two races in Daytona and Kentucky, the jackpot now rolls over to this week’s Kentucky race, where fans can win $30,000 by making the correct selections. Click here for more info.
NBC SPORTS AND NASCAR #MYTRACKMYROOTS GRASSROOTS RACING TOUR
NBC Sports and NASCAR have partnered to launch the #MyTrackMyRoots Grassroots Racing Tour – a grassroots initiative which celebrates and promotes local tracks across America that have launched the dreams and careers of NASCAR drivers and continue to cultivate a passion for racing in their local communities.
Current and former drivers from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Gander Outdoor Truck Series will join with NBC Sports and NASCAR to spearhead a nationwide initiative to visit and promote more than 500 local tracks across the country over the next four months. Click here for more details.
Following is this week’s NASCAR programming across NBC Sports:
|Tues., July 16||NASCAR America Dale Jr. Download||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Weds., July 17||NASCAR America Motormouths||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 18||NASCAR America Motorsports Hour||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 19||NASCAR Cup Series First Practice – New Hampshire||12:15 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series First Practice – New Hampshire||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Final Practice – New Hampshire||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – New Hampshire||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 20||NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice - New Hampshire||10 a.m.||CNBC|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – New Hampshire||11:15 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Final Practice – New Hampshire||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Countdown to Green||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Race - New Hampshire||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series Post-Race Show||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., July 21||NASCAR America||1:30 p.m. ||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green||2:30 p.m. ||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Foxwoods Resort Casino 301||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Post-Race Show||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Victory Lap||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
NBC SPORTS’ NASCAR COVERAGE
The official home of the NASCAR Playoffs, NBC Sports will present the final 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races, and select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events in 2019. NBC Sports’ NASCAR programming also includes NBCSN’s daily motorsports show NASCAR America, coverage of NASCAR’s Awards Ceremonies, the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as original programming specials.
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