The Verizon IndyCar Series rolls back to the south this weekend at the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala., just outside Birmingham. Here’s a look ahead to this weekend’s coverage on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra:
NBCSN continues its extensive coverage of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend from Barber Motorsports Park with live coverage of the Grand Prix of Alabama this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
This week’s motorsports action on NBCSN will also feature Mecum Auctions coverage from Kansas City, and the Pittlite 125 from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Bristol Motor Speedway.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of this week’s IndyCar, Mecum Auctions and NASCAR K&N Series telecasts.
INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA – SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s presentation of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series continues this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET with the Grand Prix of Alabama. Last week, Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi) earned a long-awaited victory at Long Beach, taking the checkered flag for the first time in nine attempts. Dixon’s win at Long Beach was the 36th of his career, which broke a tie with Bobby Unser for fifth on the all-time list.
Helio Castroneves (Penske), Will Power (Penske) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) are the only three drivers to win at Barber in the race’s five-year existence, with Power (2011-12) and Hunter-Reay (2013-14) each winning in back-to-back years. Dixon has finished as a runner-up four of five times at Barber. NBCSN will televise qualifying coverage on Sundaymorning at 2 a.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group lead IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the Grand Prix of Alabama, alongside F1 analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett, and current driver and analyst Townsend Bell, who recently announced he will be competing in his ninth-career Indianapolis 500 next month. Robin Miller, Marty Snider, Kevin Lee and Kelli Stavast will handle pit reporting duties.
In addition, NBCSN will provide coverage of the Indy Lights race from Alabama on Monday morning at 2 a.m. ET. Kevin Lee (play-by-play), Anders Krohn (analyst) and Katie Hargitt (reporter) will provide commentary.
TV TIMES: INDYCAR, INDY LIGHTS AND MORE
|Thur., April 22||Mecum Auctions: Kansas City*||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., April 23||NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Pittlite 125||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Kansas City||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 24||Mecum Auctions: Kansas City*||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions: Kansas City*||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 24||IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama – Qualifying*||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 25||Indy Lights – Alabama||2 a.m.||NBCSN|