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Red Bull GRC’s 2017 TV schedule on NBC, NBCSN released

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On the heels of its schedule release last week, here’s the TV schedule for Red Bull Global Rallycross in 2017, for both the Supercars and GRC Lites divisions.

The release with full details is linked below:

For the fourth consecutive year, NBC Sports will provide comprehensive Red Bull Global Rallycross coverage on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.

NBC and NBCSN will combine to produce more than 20 telecasts of the Red Bull GRC Supercar and GRC Lites series, and all events will be live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.

“This year’s Red Bull GRC telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN will feature more racing action and original content than ever before, with over 24 hours of coverage between Supercar and GRC Lites action,” said Red Bull GRC CEO, Colin Dyne. “NBC Sports remains one of our most valued partners, and we look forward to working together again to deliver another great year of racing in 2017.”

“Red Bull Global Rallycross offers a unique brand of racing that viewers connect with,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “The pace of GRC races combined with the skill of these drivers makes for riveting competition every time the cars hit the track.”

Expanded heat coverage will enable fans to follow their favorite drivers from the preliminary rounds all the way to the final through in-depth storylines and additional content on NBCSN companion shows and re-airs of each event.

The 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross television schedule is as follows:

SUPERCAR TELECAST SCHEDULE

Round Location Event Air Date Time (ET) Network
1 Memphis, Tenn. Qualifying April 29 12 a.m. NBCSN
Finals April 30 1 p.m. NBC
2 Louisville, Ky. Finals May 21 1 p.m. NBC
3 Thompson, Conn. Finals June 3 5 p.m. NBC
4 Finals June 4 5 p.m. NBC
5 Canada Finals June 17 10 p.m. NBCSN
6 Finals June 18 4 p.m. NBC
7 Indianapolis, Ind. Qualifying July 8 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Finals July 9 8 p.m. NBCSN
8 Atlantic City, N.J. Finals August 12 5 p.m. NBC
9 Finals August 13 4:30 p.m. NBC
10 Seattle, Wash. Finals September 9 4:30 p.m. NBC
11 Finals September 10 4:30 p.m. NBC
12 Los Angeles, Calif. Qualifying October 13 3 p.m. NBCSN
Finals October 14 4:30 p.m. NBC

GRC LITES TELECAST SCHEDULE

Round Location Event Air Date Time (ET) Network
1 Memphis, Tenn. Finals May 2 5 p.m. NBCSN
2 Louisville, Ky. Finals May 24 5 p.m. NBCSN
3/4 Thompson, Conn. Finals June 7 5 p.m. NBCSN
5/6 Canada Finals June 21 5 p.m. NBCSN
7 Indianapolis, Ind. Finals July 12 5 p.m. NBCSN
8/9 Atlantic City, N.J. Finals August 23 5 p.m. NBCSN
10/11 Seattle, Wash. Finals September 13 5 p.m. NBCSN
12 Los Angeles, Calif. Finals October 18 5 p.m. NBCSN

Further announcements about the 2017 Red Bull GRC season will be shared at the official series website, redbullglobalrallycross.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GRCseries.

Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry. Time just published a brief piece by Wallace saluting Hamilton as a trailblazer.

The idea of Hamilton attending the NASCAR season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it would seem right for Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — to spend some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).