I haven’t grouped press releases in a while so here goes. Starting with NBC Sports which shows Track & Field and a couple of other events this weekend.
Live Coverage from Randall’s Island in New York City Begins Saturday at 4 p.m. ETMotocross (LIVE), Ironman World Championship and World of Adventure Sports Round Out Weekend Coverage On NBC SportsNEW YORK – June 10, 2010 – NBC Sports presents two hours of live coverage from the 2010 Adidas Grand Prix, the fifth stop on the inaugural IAAF Diamond League, the newly formed, global track & field competition circuit. The field includes more than 75 Olympians – 33 of them Olympic or World champions – hailing from 42 countries. Coverage airs this Saturday from 4-6 p.m. ET with Universal Sports rebroadcasting the two-hour NBC show at 8:00 p.m. ET.NBC Sports’ Olympic broadcast team of Tom Hammond, Ato Bolden, Dwight Stones and Lewis Johnson will call the action from Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City.Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) is set to race Allyson Felix (USA) in the 200m for first time in the U.S.; and Americans Anna Pierce, Shannon Rowbury, Christin Wurth-Thomas and Jenny Barringer are set for women’s 1500m show down.AMA MOTOCROSS, SATURDAY, 3 PM ET (LIVE)NBC Sports presents live coverage this weekend of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross from Mt. Morris, Pa., airing Saturday 3-4 p.m. ET.The series features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. Motocross is the original extreme action sport, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship showcases pure motocross. The 12-round series began in California on Memorial Day weekend in May and ends in Pennsylvania on Labor Day weekend in September, and includes stops at premier motocross racing facilities across the country. While each track is unique, each race is run under the same format: two 30-minute-plus-two lap races per class with the scores from each race combined to determine the overall winner.The broadcast team of Jason Weigandt, David Bailey, Jamie Bestwick and Tiffany Simons will call the action from High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa.FOSTER GRANT IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SUNDAY, 4 PM ETNBC Sports presents taped coverage of the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 from Clearwater, Florida, airing on Sunday 4-5 p.m. ET.Phil Liggett provides commentary of Sunday’s coverage featuring the culmination of the Ironman 70.3 series: its world championship in Clearwater, FL. More than 1,800 domestic and international competitors earned the right to compete by qualifying at one of 33 Ironman 70.3 events around the world. The incredibly competitive field includes previous Ironman world champions, Olympic medalists, and other top contenders including Americans Matt Reed and Mary Beth Ellis. The championship will consist of a grueling combination of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS, SUNDAY, 5 PM ETNBC Sports presents the Emmy Award-winning World of Adventure Sports (WOAS) hosted by Pat Parnell this Sunday June 13, 5-6 p.m. ET. This episode features wakeboarding as the world’s best riders are showcased in Oakley’s Push Process latest action sports film. WOAS will then follow Guinness World record-holder athlete Ronnie Renner, and some of the dirt bike world’s most gifted athletes on the sandy wilderness dune fields of Glamis, Calif. Also in this episode, WOAS will provide an inside look at Castles in the Sky, produced by Taylor Steele. This film features world-renowned surfers Dane Reynolds, Rob Machado, Dave Rastovich and Jordy Smith as they explore new coastlines in Iceland, Peru, India and Africa. WOAS will also head to the skies with Red Bull Air Force, while they document Human Flight 3D providing spectacular 3D images and some of the most innovative skydiving skills in the world.
TNT continues its NASCAR coverage in Michigan on Sunday.
TNT Continues its Coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing in
on Sunday, June 13th MichiganPre-race coverage begins at Noon (ET); NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from begins at 1 p.m. (ET) MichiganTNT gears up for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from on Sunday, June 13 live from Michigan International Speedway. The network will air exclusive coverage of the NASCAR Spint Cup Race 400 beginning at 1 p.m. (ET) with play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander calling the race alongside analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach in the booth. In addition, analyst Larry McReynolds will make frequent contributions from the in-field as he breaks down crew strategy and analyzes car adjustments. MichiganThe network will rev up its Countdown to Green pre-race coverage beginning at Noon ET with Lindsay Czarniak (host), Petty and McReynolds, with reports from pit reporters Marty Snider, Matt Yocum, Ralph Sheheen and Phil Parsons. No. 29 Kevin Harvick will join TNT’s infield rig for an interview prior to the race to discuss the controversy that surrounded him and No. 20 Joey Logano and the conclusion of last week’s race in Pocono. In addition, Czarniak will have an exclusive interview with NASCAR President Mike Helton.TNT’s acclaimed Pride of NASCAR series will feature racing legend Davey Allison who was the 1987 NASCAR Rookie of the Year and 1992 Daytona 500 winner.Dallenbach will once again breaks down race strategy during Wally’s World, as he is superimposed into live race footage from last season’s race in . He will virtually walk along the track to discuss its nuances, with the ability to stop the race footage. MichiganIn addition, Petty’s Ponytail Express made a stop by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on their way to for a special tour of the facility. MichiganThroughout this year’s NASCAR on TNT Summer Series, the network will join forces with NASCAR.COM, the official site of NASCAR, to provide TNT RaceBuddy a multiplatform experience for race fans which features live feeds from the racetrack including pit road and in-car cameras, as well as live chats and polls.2010 NASCAR on TNT Summer Series:ALL TIMES EASTERN (ET)
SUNDAY, JUNE 1312 – 1 p.m. - Countdown to Green
1 – 4:30 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from
Michigan( MichiganInternational ) SpeedwaySUNDAY, JUNE 202 – 3 p.m. - Countdown to Green3 – 6:30 p.m. - Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Infineon Raceway)SUNDAY, JUNE 2712 – 1 p.m. - Countdown to Green1 – 4:30 p.m. - Lenox Industrial Tools 301 – ( New HampshireInternational ) Speedway
SATURDAY, JULY 36:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Countdown to Green7:30 – 11 p.m. – Coke Zero 400 at Daytona (Daytona International
) SpeedwaySATURDAY, JULY 106:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Countdown to Green
7:30 – 11 p.m. - LifeLock.com 400 (
Chicago ) Speedway