The Verizon IndyCar Series hits the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200. Here’s the TV download…
NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series this Sunday, August 2, with live coverage of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Coverage begins this Saturday, August 1, at 3 p.m. ET with qualifying on NBCSN.
Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) earned his first win of the season and 15th win of his career at the Iowa Corn 300 on Saturday, July 18. With three races remaining this season, second-place American Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing; 403 points), is looking to keep pace with first-place Juan Pablo Montoya (Penske; 445).
In addition to race coverage, NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group lead IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, alongside analysts Townsend Bell and David Hobbs. Robin Miller, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee and Katie Hargitt will handle pit reporting duties.
INDYCAR AVERAGES OVER 500,000 VIEWERS FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE RACES FOR FIRST TIME ON NBCSN
As previously announced, NBCSN’s Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 telecast on Saturday, July 18, averaged 541,000 viewers, marking the first time since NBC Sports Group acquired IndyCar cable exclusivity in 2008 that three consecutive IndyCar races on the cable network eclipsed 500,000 viewers.
The primetime telecast produced a 0.29 HH rating, while viewership was up 29% vs. last year’s race at Iowa (444,000). It surpassed NBCSN’s most recent IndyCar presentations from Milwaukee on July 12 (532,000 viewers) and Fontana on June 27 (512,000 viewers) as the network’s most-watched IndyCar race in four years (Sept. 4, 2011, 591,000, Baltimore). Click here for more ratings information.
|Sat., August 1||Indy Car Series Qualifying – Mid-Ohio||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 2||Indy Car Series Race – Mid-Ohio||1:30 p.m.||CNBC|
|Indy Car Series Race – Mid-Ohio (Encore)*||6 p.m.||NBCSN|