2015 NASCAR touring series TV schedule on NBCSN

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A total of 39 NASCAR touring series events – featuring both divisions of the K&N Pro Series, the Whelen Modified Tour, and the Whelen Southern Modified Tour – will be broadcast on NBCSN this season.

NBCSN’s touring series TV schedule will begin Feb. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET with the broadcast of the Feb. 15 K&N East season opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

The event will mark the official series debut for sprint car sensation Rico Abreu, who will run the full K&N East season as part of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks.

Four dates – June 4, July 2, July 23, and Oct. 22 – will have multiple race broadcasts. July 23 features three events from New Hampshire Motor Speedway: An All-Star event for the Whelen Modified Tour, a points race for that same series, and a K&N East race.

In addition to broadcasting events from several familiar Sprint Cup settings, NBCSN will also take you to some of the most revered short tracks in the country like Greenville Pickens (S.C.) Speedway, Thompson (Conn.) Speedway, Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway, South Boston (Va.) Speedway, and the “Madhouse” itself – Bowman-Gray (N.C.) Stadium.

Broadcast times for some dates in April and May have yet to be determined due to NBCSN’s coverage of the National Hockey League post-season. When those times are settled, we will pass them along to you.

2015 NBC Sports NASCAR Touring Series
Television Schedule

Thurs., Feb. 19 – K&N East at New Smyrna, NBCSN, 10:30 p.m. ET
Fri., Apr. 3 – K&N West at Kern County, NBCSN, 6:30 p.m. ET
Tues., Apr. 7 – K&N East at Greenville Pickens, 6:30 p.m. ET
Sat., Apr. 16 – K&N West at Irwindale, NBCSN, Time TBD
Sun., Apr. 17 – Whelen Modifieds at Thompson, NBCSN, Time TBD
Thurs., Apr. 23 – K&N East at Bristol, NBCSN, Time TBD
Thurs., May 7 – K&N West at Tucson, NBCSN, Time TBD
Thurs., May 21 – K&N East/West at Iowa, NBCSN, Time TBD
Thurs., June 4 – K&N East at Bowman-Gray, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET; K&N West at Shasta, 8 p.m. ET
Thurs., June 18 – Whelen Modifieds at Thompson, NBCSN, 6 p.m. ET
Thurs., June 25 – K&N East at Langley, NBCSN, 6 p.m. ET
Thurs., July 2 – K&N West at Sonoma, NBCSN, 6 p.m. ET; Whelen Modifieds at Riverhead, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Fri., July 10 – K&N East at Columbus, NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. ET
Thurs., July 16 – K&N West at Stateline, NBCSN, 6 p.m. ET
Thurs., July 23 – Whelen Modified All-Star at New Hampshire, NBCSN, 4 p.m. ET; Whelen Modifieds at New Hampshire, NBCSN, 6 p.m. ET; K&N East at New Hampshire, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET.
Thurs., July 30 – Whelen Modifieds at Monadnock, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Aug. 6 – K&N East/West at Iowa, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Fri., Aug. 7 – Whelen Southern Modifieds at Bowman-Gray, NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. ET
Thurs., Aug. 13 – K&N East at Watkins Glen, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Aug. 20 – K&N East at Motordrome, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Fri., Aug. 21 – K&N West at Evergreen, NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. ET
Thurs., Aug. 27 – K&N West at Colorado, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Fri., Aug. 28 – Modifieds/Southern Modifieds at Bristol, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Sept. 3 – K&N East at Virginia, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Sept. 10 – K&N West at Meridian, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. ET
Fri., Sept. 11 – Whelen Southern Modifieds at Langley, NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. ET
Wed., Sept. 16 – K&N East at Richmond, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Sept. 24 – Whelen Southern Modifieds at South Boston, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Oct. 1 – Whelen Modifieds at New Hampshire, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Tues., Oct. 6 – K&N East at Dover, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Sat., Oct. 10 – Whelen Modifieds at Stafford, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Oct. 15 – Whelen Southern Modifieds at Charlotte, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Oct. 22 – K&N West at All American, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET; Whelen Modifieds at Thompson, NBCSN, 8 p.m. ET
Thurs., Nov. 19 – K&N West at Phoenix, NBCSN, 7 p.m. ET

Zach Veach splits with Andretti Autosport for rest of IndyCar season

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Zach Veach will be leaving his Andretti Autosport ride with three races remaining in the season, choosing to explore options after the decision was made he wouldn’t return for 2021.

In a Wednesday release, Andretti Autosport said a replacement driver for the No. 26 Dallara-Honda would be named in the coming days. The NTT IndyCar Series will race Oct. 2-3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then conclude the season Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Veach was ranked 11th in the points standings through 11 races of his third season with Andretti. Since a fourth in the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, he hadn’t finished higher than 14th.

“The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in the Andretti release. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.

“This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, and it is my belief that you take care of your family. Andretti Autosport is my family and I feel this is what is best to help us all reach the next step. I will forever be grateful to Michael and the team for all of their support over the years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for a relationship that started many years ago with Road to Indy. I will also be forever grateful to Dan Towriss for his friendship and for the opportunity he and Gainbridge have given me.

“My love for this sport and the people involved is unmeasurable, and I look forward to continuing to be amongst the racing world and fans in 2021.”

Said team owner Michael Andretti: “We first welcomed Zach to the Andretti team back in his USF2000 days and have enjoyed watching him grow and evolve as a racer, and a person. His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character.

“Zach has always placed team and family first, and we’re very happy to have had him as part of ours for so many years. We wish him the best in whatever 2021 may bring and will always consider him a friend.”

Andretti fields five full-time cars for Veach, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta.

It also has fielded James Hinchcliffe in three races this season.