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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NBC Sports announced Thursday its entire TV lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, set to take place on January 26-27. The 24-hour classic will have an all-star lineup as not only the IMSA crew covering the race, it’ll feature both NASCAR and IndyCar commentators, analysis and pit reporters, which is also NBC’s first race of a multi-year exclusive broadcast partnership with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. IMSA CEO Ed Bennett described the stacked broadcast as an incredible sign ofRead More

Posted On January 9, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Reveals TV Schedule with NBC Sports

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019) – INDYCAR’s expanded presence on network television in 2019 through its new partnership with NBC Sports Group will not only include the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, along with other action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, but also the IndyCar Series’ new season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. Eight of this year’s 17 IndyCar Series races will air on NBC, representing a 60 percent increase of network television exposure over a season ago. NBCSN, entering its 12thRead More
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By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The stories from the 50th Anniversary season of IMSA will be told in more detail than ever before through robust talent lineups on both NBC Sports and IMSA Radio. NBC Sports announced late Thursday that veteran play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey is returning to his sports car racing roots as the lead announcer. He’ll be joined in the booth by longtime sports car analyst and former driver Calvin Fish and a newcomer to the analyst ranks, A.J. Allmendinger, the 2012 Rolex 24 AtRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR and Champ Car driver, but also IMSA enthusiast A.J. Allmendinger was announced by the NBC Sports Group Wednesday that he’ll join the broadcasting team. The multi-year deal will have Allmendinger do multiple projects, including covering the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as a booth analyst, where he’ll make his broadcast debut in the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 26-27, NBC’s first race under their new television deal. It’ll also be double-duty effort as he’s scheduled to run for Michael Shank Racing inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NBC Sports Group announced Thursday that it’ll present over 100 hours of content for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as part of the network’s opening season of exclusive coverage, beginning with the 57th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Jan. 26-27. Among the 100+ hours NBC plans to air, more than 40 hours will be featured on NBCSN, such as a one-hour season preview that’ll air on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. EST. Following that will be two hours of Rolex 24 qualifying coverageRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The drama-filled closing hours of the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 13 brought a thrilling conclusion to a successful 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – and not just on the racetrack. The 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course in Braselton, Georgia that has hosted the prestigious event run for the 21st time in 2018 was packed with race fans as perfect weather conditions combined with world-class racing brought one of the largest audiences ever for the event. And those fans wereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Motorsports telecasts have been a sore subject of mine, more so this year than ever before. Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage was beyond disappointing, ESPN’s lack of tribute towards the IndyCar Series after 54 years of memories was insulting, and Sky Sports’s Formula One broadcast just doesn’t have that race-day feel like Speed and NBC Sports had for a combined two decades in the United States It’s gotten to the point that I’ve been irritated on what’s become in racing television that I can hardly findRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDYCAR has announced that beginning with the 2019 season, Verizon IndyCar Series races will air on NBC and NBC Sports in a three-year deal. Eight IndyCar races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and its qualifications, will be on NBC next year with the remaining races on NBC Sports. Currently five races are broadcast on network TV. The biggest change besides network is offering NBC Sports Gold, where fans can watch practice, qualifying, and all support series practice, qualifying and races for a nominal fee. Previously thoseRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For the first time in 18 years, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. didn’t have a race to run when the Daytona 500 went green last Sunday and for the 15-time Most Popular Driver, that was fine by him. While in Daytona to support his Xfinity Series teams and serve as the Grand Marshal, Earnhardt was asked how he felt not having to worry about being behind the wheel for the Great American Race and he noted how refreshing it was to not have the pressure of raceRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor FORT WORTH, Texas — NASCAR has made a move to try to even the playing field in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Starting in 2017, Sprint Cup Series drivers – with over five years experience — will be limited to participating in just 10 NXS races per season. Cup drivers also wont be allowed to participate in the four Dash4Cash races, or in any of the championship Chase events. It’s a nice step, and many are applauding the sanctioning body for making this change, but there’sRead More