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104th Indianapolis 500 & NASCAR races at Daytona headline next 3 weekends across NBC Sports

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Tue, Aug 11th 2020 11:35 am

The next three weekends across NBC Sports will be “Motorsports Madness” for racing fans throughout the U.S. with iconic events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, headlined by the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23, with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

In addition, the NASCAR Cup Series makes a pair of visits to Daytona on NBC, with the first-ever event on the Daytona Road Course on Sunday, Aug. 16 (3 p.m.), followed by the final race of the 2020 regular season on the superspeedway in primetime on Saturday, Aug. 29 (7 p.m.), on NBC.

In total, NBC Sports will present more than 100 hours of motorsports coverage spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, MotoGP and Pro Motocross across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold through the end of August, including nearly 50 hours of live INDYCAR coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Coverage from Indianapolis begins Wednesday, Aug. 12, with three consecutive days of six-plus hours of live Indy 500 practice on NBC Sports Gold.

•Aug. 15-16: The weekend of Aug. 15-16 is headlined by the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona Road Course on Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC. Indianapolis 500 qualifying will air on NBC on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., leading into NASCAR from Daytona. Sunday’s motorsports coverage on NBC begins at noon with the first race of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season, the Loretta Lynn National, and live MotoGP coverage from Austria airs Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on NBCSN.

•Aug. 22-23: NBC Sports presents the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23, with pre-race coverage beginning at 1 p.m. on NBC. The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will run doubleheaders at Dover International Speedway on NBCSN, with the Cup Series races airing on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. The weekend’s coverage on NBCSN will also include the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal (Saturday night at 12:30 a.m.), the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix (Sunday at 7:30 a.m.), and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from VIR (Sunday at 10 a.m.).

•Aug. 29-30: The NASCAR Cup Series regular season will wrap up under the lights at Daytona on Saturday, Aug. 29, in primetime on NBC, as drivers have one final chance to make the playoffs. The NTT INDYCAR Series runs a doubleheader from World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBCSN.

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