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DENNY HAMLIN’S CLASH WITH CHASE ELLIOTT HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS’ RACING WEEK IN AMERICA BEGINNING TODAY AT 1 P.M. ON NBCSN

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Parker Kligerman and Sam Flood on Media Conference Call Today at 3 p.m. ET

“Mayhem Monday” Kicks Off Racing Week in America on NBCSN - Matt DiBenedetto heartbreaker in 2019 NASCAR Bristol Battle at 1 p.m. ET

INDYCAR at 3 p.m. ET – Graham Rahal’s Win After 80 Lead Changes at Auto Club Speedway in 2015

NASCAR America Presents NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge from Rockingham Speedway at 7 p.m. ET

Martinsville Featured Tonight in Primetime – 2017 NASCAR Playoff Thriller at 8 p.m. ET – Supercross and American Flat Track Round Out the Night

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 6, 2020Racing Week in America begins today at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN with “Mayhem Monday,” providing racing fans with a chance to relive the most thrilling motorsports moments from the past two decades on NBC and NBCSN.

NBC Sports motorsports commentators Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, and Parker Kligerman, as well as executive producer Sam Flood, will preview Racing Week in America and the NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge on a media conference today at 3 p.m. ET. Media interested in participating should call 323-347-3622; Passcode: 967177.

Featuring races from NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, Supercross and other series, Racing Week in America will have a specific theme for each day – beginning today with “Mayhem Monday” and continuing through the week with themes like “WednesDale,” “Best of the Brickyard,” and “Daytona Speed Day.”

TODAY – MAYHEM MONDAY

“Mayhem Monday” will feature some of the most intense battles across NASCAR, INDYCAR, Supercross, and American Flat Track. Among them is the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff classic from Martinsville Speedway, where Kyle Busch won in overtime and Chase Elliott confronted Denny Hamlin for costing him the victory. “Mayhem Monday” also includes the 2015 INDYCAR race from Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., which produced a record 80 lead changes before Graham Rahal finally won out.

In addition, the NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge debuts Monday at 7 p.m. ET at the virtual Rockingham Speedway. From Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, six different drivers will compete in Cup Series cars for two timed races at a historic track. The two race winners from each night, plus a select group awarded 'Peacock Provisionals', will advance to Thursday night's championship race at the virtual Martinsville Speedway (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

Kyle Busch, William Byron, Austin Dillon, Parker Kligerman, Tyler Reddick and Bubba Wallace will compete at Rockingham.

COVERAGETIME (ET)NETWORK
NASCAR - Bristol Motor Speedway 2019 1 p.m.NBCSN
INDYCAR - Auto Club Speedway 20153 p.m. NBCSN
NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge - Rockingham7 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Martinsville Speedway 20178 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Martinsville Speedway 201510 p.m.NBCSN
Supercross - Anaheim #2 202012 a.m.NBCSN
American Flat Track - Buffalo Chip TT 20192 a.m.NBCSN

Below is each day’s highlighted content throughout the week:

  • Monday, April 6: “Mayhem Monday”
  • Tuesday, April 7: “Twists and Turns Tuesday”
  • Wednesday, April 8: “WednesDale”
  • Thursday, April 9: “Best at the Brickyard”
  • Friday, April 10: “Daytona Speed Day”
  • Saturday, April 11: “Championship Saturday”
  • Sunday, April 12: “Sunday Funday”

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 – TWISTS AND TURNS TUESDAY

From city streets to massive dirt jumps, NBCSN will showcase the best twists and turns that motorsports have to offer starting Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET. “Twists and Turns Tuesday” is highlighted by the NASCAR Cup Series’ first race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL and a return to INDYCAR Victory Lane for NBC Sports’ own James Hinchcliffe at iconic Long Beach.

COVERAGETIME (ET)NETWORK
IMSA - Long Beach 2019 1 p.m.NBCSN
INDYCAR - Long Beach 20173 p.m. NBCSN
NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge - Lucas Oil Raceway 7 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 20188 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Watkins Glen 201710 p.m.NBCSN
Supercross - Arlington 201912 a.m.NBCSN
Monster Jam World Finals 20192 a.m.NBCSN

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 – WEDNESDALE

NBC Sports presents a full day dedicated to motorsports icon and NBC Sports analyst Dale Earnhardt. Jr., including his emotional win in July 2001 at Daytona and his NBC Sports broadcasting debut at Chicagoland in 2018 - famous for his energetic yell of ‘Slide Job!’ during the race’s intense final lap. In addition, Earnhardt Jr. will headline the field of six drivers competing in the NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge at Myrtle Beach Speedway at 7 p.m. ET.

COVERAGETIME (ET)NETWORK
NASCAR - Talladega Superspeedway 2019 1 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Chicagoland Speedway 20183 p.m. NBCSN
NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge - Myrtle Beach7 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Daytona International Speedway, July 20018 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Talladega Superspeedway 201710 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Martinsville Speedway 200512 a.m.NBCSN
The Dale Jr. Download 2 a.m.NBCSN

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 – BEST AT THE BRICKYARD

Thursday takes a look back on NBC Sports’ exciting history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including Simon Pagenaud’s Month of May sweep in 2019 and the 2004 and 2005 Brickyard 400.

COVERAGETIME (ET)NETWORK
INDYCAR - Grand Prix of Indianapolis 2019 1 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - 2005 Brickyard 4003 p.m. NBCSN
NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge Championship - Martinsville 7 p.m.NBCSN
INDYCAR - 103rd Indianapolis 500 (2019)8 p.m.NBCSN
Drive Like Andretti 11 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - 2004 Brickyard 40012 a.m.NBCSN
100th Indy 500 Special 2 a.m.NBCSN

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 – DAYTONA SPEED DAY

A trip down memory lane where legends are made - Daytona International Speedway - including Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first Daytona 500 win in 2004 and highlights from this year’s IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona.

EVENTTIME (ET)NETWORK
NASCAR - 2004 Daytona 5008 p.m.NBCSN
NASCAR - Daytona International Speedway, July 200110 p.m. NBCSN
2020 Daytona Supercross12 a.m.NBCSN
IMSA - 2020 Rolex 24 2 a.m.NBCSN

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 – CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY

It’s what every driver works for. On Saturday, NBCSN gives fans some of the best championship moments, including Jimmie Johnson claiming his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series title in 2016.

EVENTTIME (ET)NETWORK
NASCAR Cup Series Championship - Miami 20168 p.m.NBCSN
INDYCAR Championship - Sonoma 201510 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Cup Series Championship - Miami 200412 a.m.NBCSN
American Flat Track - Meadowlands 20182 a.m.NBCSN

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 – SUNDAY FUNDAY

Above all else, racing is fun - and that’s what the final day of Racing Week in America is about.

EVENTTIME (ET)NETWORK
NASCAR - Talladega Superspeedway 201910:30 p.m. NBCSN
INDYCAR - Texas Motor Speedway 201612:30 a.m.NBCSN
Racing Roots - Kyle Larson2:30 a.m.NBCSN

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