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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

NASCAR AND INDYCAR ON THE USA NETWORK THIS WEEKEND

Countdown to Green NASCAR Cup Series pre-race coverage from Watkins Glen International begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on the USA Network leading up to the Green Flag at 3 p.m. ET

Fan-favorite ‘radio style’ shows return for Cup and Xfinity races at Watkins Glen

INDYCAR at World Wide Technology Raceway featured Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock following post-race coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series

Peacock to host exclusive INDYCAR practice and qualifying and Indy Lights race

STAMFORD, Conn.August 17, 2022 – The penultimate race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series regular season takes place this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network at Watkins Glen International, while the NTT INDYCAR SERIES visits World Wide Technology Raceway this Saturday at 6 p.m. HE on USA Network and Peacock with a hotly contested points standings with just three races remaining. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will also race at Watkins Glen this Saturday on USA Network, which features the three major races this weekend. NBC Sports’ digital platforms will stream all TV coverage live.

Date Race blanket Platform Time (ET)
Sat 20 August NASCAR Xfinity Series at the Glen 200 American Network 3 p.m.
Bommarito 500 Automotive Group USA network, peacock 6 p.m.
Sun Aug 21 NASCAR Cup Series Go bowling at the Glen American Network 3 p.m.

Kevin Harvick won back-to-back Cup Series races after winning at Richmond Raceway last weekend. ryan blaney, Martin Truex Jr.and Bubba Wallace lead the list of drivers still looking for a win to try and secure a spot in the playoffs. Blaney currently leads Truex Jr. by 26 points in final playoff position. 2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen will make its NASCAR Cup Series debut on Sunday.

NBC Sports’ fan-favorite “Radio Style” broadcast returns to Watkins Glen this weekend, with announcers positioned from vantage points around the track at the following positions:

  • Main broadcast booth: Daytona 500 winning crew chief Steve Letarte and lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen
  • “Les Esses”: Veteran MRN Announcer and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Mike Bagley
  • “Inner Loop” and “The Carousel”: Two-time Daytona 500 champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Round 6: 21-time Cup Series race winner and “the mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton

Last weekend’s Cup Series race from Richmond Raceway averaged a Total Audience Broadcast (TAD) of 2.432 million viewers on USA Network, up 34% from last year’s Richmond race on NBCSN and up 11% vs. 2021 NBCSN Cup Series average. Richmond scored NBC Sports sixth consecutive race in the Cup Series and fifth back-to-back USA Network Cup Series run with year-over-year ratings gains.

With just three races remaining in the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix winner Scott Dixon leader in the trail ranking Will by six points, and only 33 points separate Power from the fifth-place goalie and the champion of the 2021 season Alex Palou. Dixon, who ranks second all-time with 53 series wins, is aiming to win a record seventh INDYCAR championship with A.J. Foyt after his victory in Nashville on August 7.

TOP FIVE DRIVERS IN THE 2022 INDYCAR SERIES STANDINGS

Driver Points
Will 450
Scott Dixon 444
Marcus Ericsson 438
Joseph Newgarden 428
Alex Palou 417


NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage this weekend also includes MotoGP and Monster Jam.

NASCAR: CUP SERIES GO BOWLING AT THE GLEN AND XFINITY SERIES AT THE GLEN 200

Watkins Glen International in New York hosts the penultimate race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network. A one hour edition of Countdown to Green begins pre-race coverage at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with NASCAR America post-race immediately after the checkered flag at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season continues with the Glen 200 Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, with pre-race coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Full program details can be found below.

Marty Snider, Parker Kligermann and Dave Burns will serve as pit reporters in their regular race day roles throughout the weekend.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Driver Dale Shank and car racing icon Kyle Petty will anchor pre- and post-race studio coverage with Snider from the Peacock Pit Box on Saturday and Sunday. Petty picked up a win at “The Glen” in 1992.

Sunday’s pre-race coverage will feature an article on Michael McDowellcrew member Brett Sanchelli.

The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will once again show the final 20 races of the NASCAR Cup Series and 19 races of the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022 on NBC, Peacock and USA Network, culminating with the championship at Phoenix Raceway November 5. -6. Click here for more NBC Sports 2022 NASCAR coverage.

Choose them in NASCAR: the free game from NBC Sports, Choose them in NASCARfeatures a weekly contest for each NASCAR Cup Series race throughout the season. Choose them in NASCAR is available to download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store).

Austin Dillon’s life in the fast lane airs every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. The half-hour unscripted series will follow the Daytona 500 champion’s over-the-top NASCAR lifestyle Austin Dillonwith his wife Whitneylovely son aceand best friends Paul and Mariel Swan. With high-stakes races, hilarious adventures and heartwarming moments at home, Austin relies on his loved ones on and off the track as he trains and competes in the NASCAR season.

HOW TO WATCH

  • Television – American Network
  • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Cover Platform Time (ET)
Sat 20 August NASCAR Xfinity Series Testing and Qualifying NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 10am
NASCAR Cup Series practice NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app Midday
NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying American Network 12:30 p.m.
Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series American Network 2:30 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series at the Glen 200 American Network 3 p.m.
NASCAR America Post-Race – NASCAR Xfinity Series American Network 5:30 p.m.
Sun Aug 21 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series American Network 2 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Go bowling at the Glen American Network 3 p.m.
NASCAR America After the Race – NASCAR Cup Series American Network 5:30 p.m.

INDYCAR: BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE 500 GROUP

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, premieres this Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock. Race coverage will follow immediately NASCAR America Xfinity Series post-race coverage on USA Network.

Live coverage of Indy Lights qualifying, practice and race from the Oval Circuit Friday and Saturday broadcast exclusively on Peacock. For more information about INDYCAR on Peacock and how to register, click here.

Leigh Diffey (game by game), Townsend’s Bell (analyst) and James Hinchcliffe (analyst) will call the race. Kevin Lee and Dillon Welch will provide pit road reports.

Joseph Newgardencurrently fourth in the points standings, won the checkered flag at World Wide Technology Raceway in 2021.

NBC Sports’ free game, INDYCAR Choose themoffers a weekly competition for each race throughout the season with a $25,000 jackpot. INDYCAR Choose them is available to download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store).

BROADCAST TEAM

  • play by play: Leigh Diffey
  • Analysts: Townsend’s Bell, James Hinchcliffe
  • Pit reporters: Kevin Lee, Dillon Welch

HOW TO WATCH

  • Television – American Network
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Cover Platform Time (ET)
Fri, August 19 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – Practical Peacock 1 p.m.
Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – Qualifying Peacock 4:15 p.m.
Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – Practice 2 Peacock 7 p.m.
Sat 20 August Indy Lights Peacock 4:15 p.m.
Bommarito 500 Automotive Group USA Network, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 6 p.m.

MOTOGP: AUSTRIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

The 2022 MotoGP season continues this weekend with the Austrian Motorcycle Grand Prix from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC. Fabio Quartararo (180 pts) currently leads the first class points standings ahead of Aleix Espargaro (158 points), while Francesco Bagnaia (131 pts) returned to the championship chase after back-to-back wins. The Spielberg track has also added two additional corners which will be used in a race for the first time this weekend.

Live and on-demand coverage of all races will be available to stream on MotoGP VideoPass, in addition to every MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 session. For more details, click here or go to MotoGP.TV.

MONSTER JAM

NBC Sports continues its presentation of the 2022 Monster Jam season this Saturday from Salt Lake City, Utah, at noon ET on CNBC. The full schedule can be found here.

LE DALE JR. DOWNLOAD

Former NASCAR crew chief Michael “Fatback” McSwain join this week Download Dale Jr. episode streaming Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET on Peacock. Weekly and on-demand episodes of the Dale Earnhardt Jr. podcast will air exclusively on the platform, providing viewers with unparalleled perspective, candid commentary and insights from Dale Jr.

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