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, 2020 – Racing 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.
|NASCAR - Bristol Motor Speedway 2019||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|INDYCAR - Auto Club Speedway 2015||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge - Rockingham||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Martinsville Speedway 2017||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Martinsville Speedway 2015||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Supercross - Anaheim #2 2020||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|American Flat Track - Buffalo Chip TT 2019||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
Below is each day’s highlighted content throughout the week:
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.
|IMSA - Long Beach 2019||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|INDYCAR - Long Beach 2017||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge - Lucas Oil Raceway||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 2018||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Watkins Glen 2017||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Supercross - Arlington 2019||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Monster Jam World Finals 2019||2 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.
|NASCAR - Talladega Superspeedway 2019||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Chicagoland Speedway 2018||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge - Myrtle Beach||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Daytona International Speedway, July 2001||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Talladega Superspeedway 2017||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Martinsville Speedway 2005||12 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.
|INDYCAR - Grand Prix of Indianapolis 2019||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - 2005 Brickyard 400||3 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 400||12 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.
|NASCAR - 2004 Daytona 500||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR - Daytona International Speedway, July 2001||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2020 Daytona Supercross||12 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.
|NASCAR Cup Series Championship - Miami 2016||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|INDYCAR Championship - Sonoma 2015||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series Championship - Miami 2004||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|American Flat Track - Meadowlands 2018||2 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.
|NASCAR - Talladega Superspeedway 2019||10:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|INDYCAR - Texas Motor Speedway 2016||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Racing Roots - Kyle Larson||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|