NBC Sports Presents 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, 9/24

NBC Sports Group surrounds this weekend's NASCAR Playoff races with more than 17 hours of NASCAR Cup Series coverage from New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, and XFINITY Series coverage from Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. NBC Sports Group's live race coverage begins Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with the first race of the 2017 XFINITY Series Playoffs from Kentucky Speedway. Coverage culminates Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with the second race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs from New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Following a dominant win last Sunday at CHICAGOLAND Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota lead the Cup Series Playoff field with 2101 points, and are officially locked into the Round of 12. With two races left in the opening Round of 16, Kyle Larson leads the remainder of the field with 2075 points, followed by past Cup Series Champions Kevin Harvick (2067 points), Brad Keselowski (2061 points), and Kyle Busch (2061 points). Click here for a complete list of Cup Series Playoff standings.

After Justin Allgaier's win last Saturday at CHICAGOLAND Speedway, 12 drivers officially advanced to the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs. William Byron leads the field with 2025 points, followed by Allgaier (2023 points), regular season champion Elliott Sadler (2020 points), Daniel Hemric (2009 points) and Brennan Poole (2006 points).

In addition to live television coverage on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs - will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of this weekend's NASCAR action.

NBCSN kicks off its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series coverage from New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Friday at 11:30 a.m. ET with first practice, followed by qualifying at 5 p.m. ET.

Saturday's coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC with second practice, followed by final practice at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. In addition, local coverage will be available on NBC Sports Bay Area and CSN Washington Plus. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of final practice on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday's race day coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with NASCAR America, and leads into NBC Sports Group's pre-race show, Countdown to Green, at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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