Here are your Brazilian GP times on NBCSN, CNBC, Live Extra

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The Formula 1 circus heads to Brazil, its first and only stop in South America, this weekend for the Brazilian Grand Prix at the venerable Autodromo Carlos Pace at Interlagos.

LIVE race coverage returns to NBCSN after a pair of races (United States Grand Prix, Mexican Grand Prix) on NBC, with practice on NBCSN, qualifying on CNBC and all sessions streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra.

Off the Grid from Austin also premieres this week, with the first airing on Thursday night and further repeats on Friday and Sunday.

Full details are below:

F1 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 10:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

Formula One heads to Brazil this weekend for the annual Brazilian Grand Prix, a mainstay on the F1 schedule for more than 40 years. After both American driver Alexander Rossi (Marussia) and Mexican driver Sergio Perez (Force India) raced in front of their home fans at the U.S. and Mexican Grands Prix, two Brazilians, Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr, will drive on native soil at Interlagos this weekend.

Massa (Williams) has won the Brazilian Grand Prix twice in his career (2006 & 2008), and finished on the podium last year at Interlagos with a third place showing. Nasr (Sauber), who is in his rookie season of F1, will be driving at Interlagos for the first time.

Live F1 action begins Friday morning with Practice 1 at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 at 11 a.m. ET. NBCSN will televise same-day delayed coverage of Practice 1 at 1 p.m. ET, and Practice 2 at 11:30 p.m. ET. Live Extra will stream Practice 3 on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, prior to live qualifying at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC.

Live coverage of the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix begins Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET, followed by post-race coverage on F1 Extra at 1 p.m. ET, and an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call the Brazilian Grand Prix, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S F1 COVERAGE AVERAGING 535,000 VIEWERS, UP 14% WITH RECORD 2014 VIEWERSHIP

With just two races remaining in the F1 season, NBC Sports Group’s 2015 F1 race coverage has averaged 535,000 viewers, up 14% vs. the same point in the 2014 season (471,000). Following this week’s race in Brazil, NBCSN closes out its coverage of the 2015 F1 campaign with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov. 29. This season, five races on NBCSN have eclipsed 500,000 viewers, more than the 2013 and 2014 seasons combined.

Motorsports Coverage This Week on NBCSN, CNBC & NBC Sports Live Extra (subject to change):

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thu., November 12 Off The Grid – Austin 11 p.m. NBCSN
Red Bull Global RallyCross – Las Vegas*** 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., November 13 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 1 8 a.m. Live Extra
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 2 11 a.m. NBCSN
Off The Grid – Austin (Encore) 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., November 14 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Practice 3 8 a.m. Live Extra
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying 11 a.m. CNBC
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying* 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., November 15 Off The Grid – Austin (Encore) 8:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) 9 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix 10:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra 1 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix (Encore) 9:30 p.m. NBCSN

*denotes same-day delay
**denotes next-day delay
***taped last week

Heather Lyne, Dennis Erb Jr. make history in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series

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Jacy Norgaard / World of Outlaws
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More than two decades in the making, the pairing of Heather Lyne and Dennis Erb Jr. produced a historical milestone in Dirt Late Model.

Last month, Erb and his long-time crew chief Lyne won their first World of Outlaws Late Model Championship and with this achievement, Lyne became the first female crew chief to win in a national late model series. Their journey together goes back 21 years and tells the story of hard work, persistence and belief in oneself.

After a career-best season with the World of Outlaws, Erb and Lyne secured the points championship at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. with three races remaining in the season. The consistency and success of their season came down to pinpoint focus. Lyne and Erb are a team of two living out a David vs. Goliath tale. In order to be as successful as possible this year the duo knew they had to do as much as possible with the resources they had.

“It’s always a challenge when you only have two people, both at the racetrack and at the shop,” Lyne told NBC Sports. “I also work full time, so during the day, Dennis has to do a significant amount of work so that when I get down there I can start working and maintaining. It’s planning ahead. It’s having that system in place and making sure that you’re prepared ahead of time.

“When you have a problem at the track, making sure you have all that stuff ready so it’s a quick change and not a lengthy process to make a repair. We had zero DNFs in the World of Outlaws, we had only one DNF out of 96 races [combined among all series].”

Dennis Erb clinched his 2022 championship before the World of Outlaws World Finals. Jacy Norgaard – World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

Taming Time

This was not an easy feat. Between a full travel schedule and Lyne’s full-time job as an engineer, time comes at a premium. What they lack in time and resources they made up for in patience and planning.

“We buckled down, and we got all the equipment that we needed back, motors freshened, and things of that nature,” Lyne said about the mid-point of last season. “We were able to keep up with that. We just had a higher focus. I tried to reduce my hours at my day job as much as I possibly could while still maintaining what I need to get done at work. I got rid of a lot of the other distractions and got a more refined system in place at the shop.

“We did certain tasks on certain days so we had time to recover. We were on the road a little bit more, as opposed to coming home to the shop. So we had to be more prepared to stay out on those longer runs. It was just really staying on top of things a little more. It was a heightened sense.”

This was Lyne and Erb’s fourth full season with the Outlaws, but they’ve been on the road together for the last 21 seasons starting in 2001. Their partnership began with Lyne’s bravery. When one door closed, she was quick to open another. In 2001, Lyne’s dad was ready to stop racing. Her mother wanted to regain her weekends, but Lyne knew this was her life path and wasn’t prepared to lose it.

“I’ve always been a tomboy at heart,” Lyne said. “I watched racing with my dad. Growing up he watched NASCAR. In high school, I got tired of playing at the lake house, so I went to the local dirt track and fell in love with it. I just couldn’t get enough. It took a year for me to convince my dad to come to the track with me. He finally did and we sponsored a car that year, the following year he started to race limited cars. He ran hobby stocks and limited late models.”

At some point, Lyne and her father’s level of commitment drifted apart.

“He did it for about five years,” Lyne said. “And then my mom said: ‘I’m done racing. I want my weekends back. It’s just not fun anymore.’ I wasn’t ready to hang up my wenches and Dennis raced out of the same hometown so I, on a dare, went down and introduced myself; told him if you ever need any help, I’ll drill out rivets, I’ll help wash, whatever you need. Twenty-one years later here I am.”

Heather Lyne became the first female crew chief to secure a national touring late model championship in 2022. Paul Arch / World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

Breaking Through

Lyne entered a male-dominated job in a field that is also male-dominated – and where there were few examples of women creating these places for themselves. In this way, Lyne became a blueprint for other women as they strive to find a place for themselves in racing and in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) overall. She has her mother to thank for providing a strong role model, her father for sharing her passion, Erb for taking a chance on an unknow entity and most importantly herself.

“I was raised to believe that I can do anything, I want to do, as long as I put my heart and soul into it.” Lyne replied when asked about role models in the sport growing up. “My parents did not raise me to have that limitation. But from a racing role model perspective, I went in there completely green and just introduced myself to Dennis, the fact that he was brave enough to take that risk and bring a girl to the racetrack. Someone he didn’t know at all speaks volumes for him.”

Lyne and Erb have learned how to survive and succeed with each other on the road. They do this by leveraging decades of combined experience and an ability to adapt to the everchanging landscape of dirt late models. Next year the World of Outlaws visits nearly a dozen new tracks and Lyne sees it as an opportunity for continued success.

“I just want to do it again,” Lyne says going into next season, “I’m looking forward to the competition, I always do. I wouldn’t do it if I wasn’t competitively driven.

“There are some new tracks on the schedule that I’m looking forward to trying for the first time that I haven’t been to myself,” Lyne said of the 2023 season, “Dennis seems to do well on those first timers. We won out at Marion center, we finished second at Bloomsburg. We have a good solid notebook of information to tackle them over the last three years with these rocket race cars that we’re running. It’s good to have that information and leverage it to try some new things.”