NBC Sports Presents NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACING from Road America This Sunday

NBC Sports Group moves into its ninth week of live 2017 XFINITY Series racing, with seven hours of trackside coverage from Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. XFINITY Series race coverage, from the legendary four-mile road course, begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on an off week, all eyes are on the XFINITY Series this weekend. With four regular season races to go, three drivers William Byron, Justin Allgaier and Ryan Reed, have clinched their place in the XFINITY Series Playoffs, by virtue of a win. XFINITY Series points leader Elliott Sadler officially earned a spot this past Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, garnering enough points to guarantee his position in the Playoffs. Eight drivers currently hold the remaining spots based on points, but have yet to guarantee their positions.

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.

UPCOMING NBC SPORTS GROUP NASCAR PROGRAMMING

DATE COVERAGE TIME (ET) NETWORK
Tuesday, August 22 NASCAR America 5:00 PM NBCSN
Wednesday, August 23 NASCAR America 5:00 PM NBCSN
Thursday, August 24 NASCAR America 5:00 PM NBCSN
NASCAR The Decades 6:00 PM NBCSN
Saturday, August 26 NASCAR XFINITY Series First Practice - Road America 2:00 PM NBCSN
NASCAR Whelen Series - Bristol 3:00 PM NBCSN
NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice - Road America 4:00 PM NBCSN
Sunday, August 27 NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying - Road America 11:30 AM CNBC
NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green 2:30 PM NBC
NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing - Road America 3:00 PM NBC

NASCAR ON NBC

In 2017, NBC Sports Group will present the final 20 NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR XFINITY Series events and select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events.

NBC Sports Group's NASCAR programming also includes NBCSN's daily motorsports show NASCAR America, coverage of NASCAR's Awards Ceremonies, the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as original programming specials. NBC Sports Group concluded the 2016 NASCAR season presenting more hours of trackside coverage and programming than ever before.

In 2016, NBC Sports Group continued to innovate and entertain race fans with 630 hours of NASCAR programming, including interactive watch parties, documentary specials and new shoulder programming, in addition to its 366 live trackside hours from 22 different states. In 2016, overall consumption of NASCAR content on NBC Sports' Digital properties was up 50% vs. 2015, and NASCAR on NBC's social platforms generated a triple-digit increase in video views, as well as double-digit increase in fan base and impressions compared to the 2015 season.

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