Canadian GP on NBC highlights 13.5 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend

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NBC Sports Group will present 13.5 hours of motorsports coverage from Friday to Sunday, June 7-9, highlighted by live coverage of the Formula One™ Canadian Grand Prix on NBC at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday from Montreal. This is the second consecutive F1 race on NBC, following the live broadcast of the Monaco Grand Prix on May 26. Race day, Sunday, June 9, will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with a pre-race show and conclude with F1 Extra, a half-hour post-race show, on NBC immediately following the race.

Coverage from Montreal, Canada, begins with live practice on Friday, June 7, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Qualifying will air live on Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

In addition to Formula One coverage, NBC Sports Network will air coverage of AMA Motocross on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET and Stadium Super Trucks on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

Schedules are subject to change, but this is the coverage plan as outlined:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., June 7 F1: Canada Practice NBC Sports Network 2 p.m.
Sat., June 8 F1: Canada Practice Encore NBC Sports Network 12:30 a.m.
Sat., June 8 F1: Canada Qualifying NBC Sports Network 1 p.m.
Sat., June 8 AMA Motocross NBC Sports Network 5 p.m.
Sun., June 9 F1 Pre-Race Show NBC Sports Network 1:30 p.m.
Sun., June 9 F1: Canadian Grand Prix NBC 2 p.m.
Sun., June 9 Stadium Super Trucks NBC Sports Network 2 p.m.
Sun., June 9 F1 Extra NBC 4 p.m.
Sun., June 9 F1: Canadian Grand Prix Encore NBC Sports Network 11 p.m.

F1 ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, May 26, as well as qualifying on Saturday, May 25, and practice on Thursday, May 23. A vast majority of coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage is airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

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IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.