via press release:
SEVEN HOURS OF HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK THIS WEEKEND
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
Qualifying Coverage – Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
Firestone Indy Lights – Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
NEW YORK – April 3, 2013 – NBC Sports Network presents seven hours of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series coverage this weekend highlighted by the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. ET from Barber, Ala. The race will be preceded by IndyCar qualifying on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET and Firestone Indy Lights at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. An encore of the race will air on Monday, April 8 at 1 a.m. ET.
St. Petersburg Grand Prix winner and 2011 Rookie of the Year James Hinchcliffe aims to extend his stay on top of the podium this weekend against 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series champion and Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay. However, two-time Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama champion Will Power looks to claim his third consecutive career win at Barber.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Network’s IndyCar booth is helmed by lead voice Leigh Diffey. He will be joined by race analyst and former NASCAR driver Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and IndyCar driver Townsend Bell.
Jon Beekhuis will report from pit road. Veterans Kevin Lee and Marty Snider will manage the pit, and will be joined by Robin Miller, the network’s IndyCar reporter.
Sat., April 6
IndyCar: Barber Qualifying
Sun., April 7
Indy Lights: Barber Motorsports Park
Sun., April 7
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Mon., April 8
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Encore
FIRESTONE INDY LIGHTS: NBC Sports Network will air a total of 12 one-hour telecasts of Firestone Indy Lights continuing with the 2.38-mile circuit at Barber Motorsports Park in Barber, Ala., on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. ET.
Firestone Indy Lights is the premier ladder series for drivers and teams striving to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500. Primarily run in conjunction with the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Firestone Indy Lights schedule features races on road courses/street circuits and ovals, including the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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