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

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race the No. 3 vs. IndyCar stars in Michigan iRacing

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The invite has been received, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. has another iRacing event on his schedule.

The NASCAR on NBC analyst tweeted Wednesday that he will make his debut in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge with Saturday’s race at Michigan Speedway. The race will be shown live on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

The 2-mile oval was chosen by IndyCar drivers as the third track in the six-race series. Earnhardt heartily endorsed Michigan as a potential iRacing venue Monday along with Daytona and Talladega. Michigan nearly was selected by fans as the opener in the iRacing Challenge.

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Earnhardt, a longtime avid iRacing fan, had been lobbying since last Thursday that he was interested in racing with IndyCar drivers.

He has driven in the first three races of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational, finishing second to Denny Hamlin in the opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Last year, he attended his first Indianapolis 500, working as an analyst as part of NBC Sports’ inaugural broadcast of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

“I’d love to do it,” Earnhardt said Monday about joining the IndyCar iRacing Challenge. “I think I’d love to get to know those guys.

“I had such a great time at the Indy 500 last year, and the reception that I received from other drivers there really meant a lot to me. So I know they’re all a lot of great dudes in that series that I already know that I’d love to get to know some of them even better.”

It already has been quite the week for Earnhardt, who was announced Monday as one of 15 nominees for the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The field for Saturday’s race at Michigan should include another  NASCAR driver in Jimmie Johnson. The seven-time Cup champion has driven the first two races of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge (and has plans to race IndyCar part time in the future).