NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS TELEVISION PREMIERE OF AUTOMOTIVE GAME SHOW SHOTGUN THIS WEEKEND ON NBCSN

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Shotgun Airs Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN Following XFINITY Series Championship Race at Homestead

NBCSN Presents Nearly 15 Hours of Mecum Auctions Coverage from Anaheim Beginning Today at 4 p.m. ET

Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards & Joey Logano Race For The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Sunday on NBC & NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 17, 2016Shotgun, NBC Sports Group’s high-octane automotive quiz show that takes the meaning of ‘riding shotgun’ to a whole new level, will make its television debut this Saturday, November 19, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following coverage of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.

NBCSN’s coverage also features nearly 15 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage from Anaheim, Calif., beginning today at 4 p.m. ET, with an estimated 750 vehicles set to cross the auction block.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide streaming coverage this weekend’s motorsports coverage.

SHOTGUN TO DEBUT ON NBCSN THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AT 7 P.M. ET

NBC Sports Group’s full-throttled automotive quiz show, Shotgun, tests contestants’ skills at answering questions while riding in the passenger seat of a professional race car. Hosted by NASCAR on NBC’s Rutledge Wood, the one-hour show invites six contestants to buckle in for the ride of their lives and ride “shotgun” as professional drivers put the pedal to the medal around four different courses at Irwindale Speedway, in Irwindale, Calif.

As the cars race around the track and drift between obstacles, each contestant is asked trivia questions covering a range of topics from pop culture to geography. Contestants who answer the most questions correctly in each round will move on to the next race course. Each new course will feature unique challenges and a different race vehicle. The last contestant standing after all four rounds wins $25,000.

In a first-of-its-kind launch for NBC Sports Group, the eight-episode series debuted digitally – on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – on Sunday, November 6, following NBC’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race coverage from Texas Motor Speedway. Click here to watch the digital series.  An encore presentation of the show will air Sunday, December 11, on NBC.

As part of a presenting sponsorship, Shotgun features four different Toyota race cars. The cars include the Toyota 86, Toyota NASCAR Camry Stock Car, Toyota Formula D Car, and Toyota Tacoma, with each car used in a different round. Shotgun is the latest show in a series of initiatives between NBC Sports Group and Toyota. Previous projects have included NBC Sports’ NASCAR Gridiron Challenge, prior to NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, and 18 Rising, which chronicled NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s comeback journey from a broken leg to the 2016 Sprint Cup Championship.

Shotgun is produced by Profiles TV’s Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri, creators of The Amazing Race.

NBCSN PRESENTS NEARLY 15 HOURS OF MECUM AUCTIONS COVERAGE FROM ANAHEIM BEGINNING TODAY AT 4 P.M. ET

High-profile American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, and much more will be on display at this weekend’s Mecum Auctions event from Anaheim on NBCSN. Among the main attractions is a pair of 1968 Pontiac Firebirds featuring the rare Ram air option, as well as a 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code and a 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback. Click here for more details on this weekend’s featured vehicles.

Live coverage begins today at 4 p.m. ET, and continues tomorrow with a pair of telecasts at 3:30 p.m. ET and 7:30 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET, and NBCSN closes out the weekend from Anaheim on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site at the Anaheim Convention Center, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 28 years.

JIMMIE JOHNSON, KYLE BUSCH, CARL EDWARDS & JOEY LOGANO RACE FOR THE 2016 NASCAR SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY ON NBC & NBCSN\

NBC Sports presents NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series Championship coverage from Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. NBC presents the Sprint Cup Championship race Sunday at 2 p.m. ET and the XFINITY Series concludes its 2016 season Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBCSN complements NBC’s live coverage of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race with Hot Pass Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Utilizing multi-window displays and in-car cameras, Hot Pass provides viewers an in-depth look at Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch as they battle for the 2016 title. Click here for more information on this weekend’s NASCAR coverage.

Following is this week’s NBC Sports Group motorsports coverage schedule:

DATE COVERAGE NETWORK TIME (ET)
Thurs., November 17 Mecum Auctions – Anaheim NBCSN 4 p.m.
  NASCAR America NBCSN 6 p.m.
  NASCAR The Season NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Grudge Race NBCSN 8 p.m.
  Nitro World Games All Access NBCSN 10 p.m.
  Motorclub NBCSN 11 p.m.
Fri., November 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Homestead – Practice NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
  NASCAR XFINITY Series Phoenix – Practice NBCSN 2 p.m.
  Mecum Auctions – Anaheim NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
  NASCAR XFINITY Series Homestead – Final Practice NBCSN 5 p.m.
  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Homestead – Qualifying NBCSN 6 p.m.
  Mecum Auctions – Anaheim* NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Mecum Auctions – Anaheim* NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Sat., November 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Homestead – Second Practice CNBC 10 a.m.
  NASCAR XFINITY Series Homestead – Qualifying CNBC 11 a.m.
  NASCAR America NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Homestead – Final Practice NBCSN 1 p.m.
  NASCAR America NBCSN 2 p.m.
  Countdown to Green NBCSN 3 p.m.
  NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing from Homestead NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
  NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
  Shotgun NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Mecum Auctions – Anaheim* NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., November 20 NASCAR America NBC 1:30 p.m.
  Countdown to Green NBC 2 p.m.
  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hot Pass NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from Homestead NBC 3 p.m.
  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race NBCSN 7 p.m.
  NASCAR Victory Lap NBCSN 8 p.m.
  Mecum Auctions – Anaheim** NBCSN 9 p.m.

*denotes same-day delay
*denotes next-day delay

MOTORSPORTS ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of this weekend’s motorsports content via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. 

NASCAR TALKNASCAR TALK provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date NASCAR coverage, including Sprint Cup, XFINITY, and Camping World Truck Series. The site also promotes videos from NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA. Fans can follow @NASCARTalkNBC on Twitter.

MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.

SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties. @NASCARonNBC and@NASCARTalkNBC share the latest NASCAR content, @F1onNBCSports provides the latest news in Formula One, and @IndyCaronNBCSN delivers up-to-the-minute information on the Verizon IndyCar Series.

In addition, the NASCAR on NBC Facebook page will provide users with videos, interactive content and much more. Fans should also “like” NBC Sports on Facebook for the most up-to-date news, videos and commentary about NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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