Month: March 2017

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FOX NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway Quotes & Programming Schedule

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Live on FOX & NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Live on FS1 from Fontana

CHARLOTTE, NC – NASCAR heads to Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the fifth race of the season, with FOX Sports set to offer 20 hours of live action from the two-mile oval. Included are FOX’s live race coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES on Sunday, March 26 (3:30 PM ET) and the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES on Saturday, March 25 (4:00 PM ET). Below are programming information and quotes from FOX NASCAR analyst Larry McReynolds on the weekend ahead.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
Date/Time: Sunday, March 26 (3:30 PM ET)
Network: FOX
Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, four-time champ Jeff Gordon and Larry McReynolds
Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
Pre-race: FOX NASCAR SUNDAY (3:00 PM ET on FOX); hosted by Chris Myers with Michael Waltrip, Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
Date/Time: Saturday, March 25 (4:00 PM ET)
Network: FS1
Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip and driver analyst Brad Keselowski
Pit reporters: Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (3:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake and Larry McReynolds
Hosts: Spake and McReynolds

FOX NASCAR QUOTES

Now that Ryan Newman has a win, how much strategy can he play to put more wins in the bank?
“Phoenix was his 18th career win, and despite who he has worked with, Ryan Newman probably has won more races on strategy than conventional methods, and even he said that. There is no question this win opens the door even wider for Newman and company to pull more strategy on pit road to go after additional wins.”
–Larry McReynolds

After competing against each other at Phoenix Raceway last weekend, where do Kyle Busch and Joey Logano stand with regard to any lingering tension after their Las Vegas scuffle?
“Time will tell. These guys are too passionate about what they do. This will never completely go away. They both had good race cars at Phoenix. They raced around each other fairly closely a couple of times and didn’t give each other a lot of room. I felt like Kyle on Friday [in media interviews] was a little childish, a little unprofessional, a little comical, but after a great run Sunday and coming up short with a third-place finish, he was very professional in his post-race interview.”
–Larry McReynolds

What is your take on the run-in between Cole Custer and Austin Dillon in the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race at Phoenix Raceway and Dillon’s subsequent on-track retaliation?
“I will never back down from this, and I worked for ‘Pop Pop,’ Richard Childress, for four years. He’s also not a big fan of using the race car for retaliation because it’s the owner and crew who suffers. I kind of snickered when we asked NASCAR if there would be any further ramifications. They somewhat left the door open when they said they took immediate action by parking Dillon’s No. 2 car afterward. The rear bumper was up around the back window – of course you parked him – there were only five laps left. So, I’m just not a big fan of using the race car for retaliation.”
–Larry McReynolds

Kyle Busch hasn’t won a MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES race since July 2016 at Indianapolis. Is there reason for concern?
“I don’t see any reason for concern. A lot of people are comparing his winless streak to what we said about Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team last summer. But it’s like comparing apples and oranges. The No. 48 team wasn’t performing. The box score is what counts. The only top-10 or top-15 finish was Kyle’s finish of third at Phoenix. He led 18 laps in the Daytona 500 and got caught up in an accident. He was going to finish in the top five at Las Vegas, but the only race they’ve truly struggled in was Atlanta. The biggest eye opener is that, in the last 14 races, Joe Gibbs Racing collectively has only one win — by Carl Edwards at Texas last November.”
–Larry McReynolds

How much has stage racing changed everything for some of the drivers who typically are up front each week?
“No question that we’re seeing strategy all over the place. When I look at Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team, I see a lot of mistakes in the first three races. Three crashes at Daytona, two pit road speeding penalties at Atlanta, and loose lug nuts late in the race at Las Vegas. A lot of mistakes have plagued the No. 48 team early in the season.”
–Larry McReynolds

FOX NASCAR AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
(All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change)

Friday, March 24
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (1:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (3:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (4:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (5:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (6:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (7:00 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, March 25
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (11:30 AM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES qualifying (12:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (2:00 PM) (FS1(
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (2:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (3:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Racing (4:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES post-race (6:30 PM) (FS1)

Sunday, March 26
NASCAR RACEDAY (1:30 PM) (FS1)
FOX NASCAR SUNDAY (3:00 PM) (FOX)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Racing (3:30 PM) (FOX)
NASCAR VICTORY LANE (8:00 PM) (FS1; delayed)

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FOX Sports Inks Deal for Professional 3-on-3 Basketball League BIG3’s Inaugural Season

11-Time NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, Chauncey Billups, Jason ‘White Chocolate’ Williams and Kenyon Martin Highlight Impressive Roster of Confirmed Players & Coaches
Games Televised Mondays on FS1 with Championship Game Airing Live on FOX

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – It was announced today that FOX Sports landed broadcast rights to the BIG3, the highly anticipated professional 3-on-3, half-court basketball league launching June 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. BIG3 Founder Ice Cube and President & Commissioner Roger Mason Jr. made the official announcement this morning on FS1’s SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED. The first BIG3 show airs Monday, June 26 (8:00 PM ET) on FS1.

“This is a big day for the BIG3,” Ice Cube said on UNDISPUTED. “We are very excited … we’ve been waiting for this day. It’s extremely exciting to be here with FOX Sports. They definitely see the picture and see the great things we are trying to do.”

The eight-team, first-year league tips off with four games on June 25 at the Barclays Center. Teams travel to 10 different cities throughout the season, playing all games back-to-back each Sunday in the same venue. FOX Sports presents games the following night in primetime. The league championship airs Saturday, Aug. 26 live on the FOX broadcast network.

“This is an ideal fit for FS1,” said Charlie Dixon, FOX Sports EVP of Content/Original Programming. “It will be appointment viewing for any basketball fan, showcasing star-power, fiery personalities and classic matchups on the court.”

Featuring professional basketball’s first four-point shot, BIG3 games will be packed with highly skilled, intensely competitive matchups in the world’s most popular form of basketball – 3-on-3. The winning team will be the first to score 60 points. BIG3 games highlight experienced players with elite skill and ability to play at the top, competitive level. The league structure encourages this incredibly competitive group of players to vie for a revenue share based on final league standings.

“3-on-3 basketball is the most common format of the game, played competitively on courts and playgrounds around the globe,” said David Nathanson, FOX Sports Head of Business Operations. “Couple the popularity of 3-on-3 basketball with some of the most recognized recently retired athletes from the NBA, and you have the potential for a winning formula.”

BIG3 has garnered growing attention thanks to an impressive roster of basketball legends, headlined by player captains Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin, Chauncey Billups, Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, Rashard Lewis, Jermaine O’Neal, Stephen Jackson, Corey Maggette and Mike Bibby. The coaching lineup includes Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Clyde Drexler, Charles Oakley, George Gervin and Gary Payton, among others.

The FOX Sports broadcast team for BIG3 games and the remainder of the schedule will be unveiled shortly.

For more FOX Sports news and information, please visit FOX Sports Press Pass.

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FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer Reveals New Details in Stolen Super Bowl Apparel Case

NEW YORK, NY – Today on FS1’s SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED and THE HERD, FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) continued to deliver on the latest details surrounding the confirmed culprit, identified as Mauricio Ortega of La Prensa, in the theft of Tom Brady’s two Super Bowl jerseys and Von Miller’s Super Bowl helmet. Glazer went on to unveil exclusive security footage without pixilation, supporting the identification of Ortega.

During his appearance on today’s edition of FS1’s THE HERD, Glazer talked viewers through a condensed two-minute version of exclusive video obtained by FS1 which was used to help investigators identify Ortega.

Glazer reports on the arrival of the stolen apparel to their respective facilities:
“As we speak, the jerseys are in fact back in Boston. I believe they are at an FBI office there in the Boston area, where they’re still making sure they authenticate it so they can give it back to the Patriots I think as early as tomorrow … Also I’m being told that Von Miller’s helmet is going to be transported I think as early as today, if it hasn’t already been, to the FBI office in the Denver area for them to authenticate that and try and give that back to the Denver Broncos and Von Miller.”

ICYMI on Monday’s UNDISPUTED:
Jay Glazer Breaks the News that Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl LI Jersey has Been Found

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Josesito Lopez Battles Mexico’s Saul Corral in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & FOX Deportes

Exciting Welterweight Josesito Lopez Battles Mexico’s Saul Corral in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & FOX Deportes Sunday, April 9 From The Novo at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles
Lightweight Contenders Collide as Undefeated Alejandro Luna Takes on Former Title Challenger Andrey Klimov
The Pro Debut of 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas in Televised Action

LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2017) – Former world title challenger Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (34-7, 19 KOs) will face Mexico’s Saul “Navajo” Corral (22-8, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Sunday, April 9 from The Novo at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Televised coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT and features unbeaten lightweight contender Alejandro “El Charro” Luna (21-0, 15 KOs) battling former title challenger Andrey Klimov (19-3, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout plus the pro debut of 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas in a six-round super featherweight fight.

“I’m excited to get back in the ring as the main event and put on a show for the fans in Los Angeles,” said Lopez. “I’m looking for a world title shot and I believe I have the skills to beat any welterweight out there. This is going to be a great night of fights from start to finish. I’ve been training like never before and I can’t wait to show everybody.”

“I can’t wait to get in the ring and make the most of this opportunity to make a name for myself,” said Corral. “I’ve been training hard to be ready for anything Josesito brings. It’s going to be an exciting fight but I’m prepared to leave everything in the ring and get the victory.”

“I’m thrilled to be able to promote a great night of California-based PBC action here in Los Angeles headlined by the return of a local fan favorite, Josesito Lopez,” said Richard Schaefer, Chairman and CEO of RIngstar Sports. “Also we have Alejandro Luna, who is in a tough fight with his sights set on a world title and I can’t wait for U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas to make his pro debut in what will be the start to a great career. This is a night at The Novo that you don’t want to miss.”

Always in action-packed fights and known for his exciting style and ability to triumph against the odds, Lopez is coming off of a dominant decision victory over Todd Manuel in December 2016. Proudly representing Riverside, California, Lopez has fought at the highest level of competition for years including challenges of Andre Berto, Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana plus triumphs over Victor Ortiz, Mike Arnaoutis and Mike Dallas.

Representing Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, Corral is the winner of 10 of his last twelve bouts entering April 9. The 30-year-old has fought professionally since 2006 and most recently went the distance in a 10-round decision loss to U.S. Olympian Sadam Ali. He won a Mexican title in July 2016 with a fifth-round stoppage of Francisco Medel and also challenged former champion Mike Alvarado amongst his 30 career bouts.

At just 25-years old, Luna has already put together an impressive 21 professional wins since turning pro in 2010. Fighting out of Bellflower, California he began his 2016 campaign by stopping veteran Alan Herrera before dominating previously once-beaten Naim Nelson on his way to a 10-round decision in August. He had previously defeated former world champion Cristobal Cruz and veteran Sergio Lopez on the way to amassing his perfect record.

Originally from Russia but now living and training in Beverly Hills, Klimov was unbeaten in his first 16 pro fights as he climbed up the world rankings. After dropping a decision to Terrence Crawford in 2013, he won three straight fights to earn his world title opportunity against Jose Pedraza. Klimov owns victories over John Molina Jr., Gabino Cota and Guillermo Avila.

Fighting out of Santa Maria, California, the 20-year-old Balderas is the son of Mexican parents who immigrated to the United States to give their children a better life. Balderas had an impressive amateur career that included a 2014 Youth National Championship, four National PAL championships and an impressive run in the World Series of Boxing. His amateur career culminated in a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games where he represented the U.S. and defeated fighters from Kazakhstan and Japan before a decision loss in the quarterfinals.

Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

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FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer Reports on Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl LI Jersey

VIDEO: Glazer on SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED

NEW YORK, NY -Today on FS1’s SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NFL Security believe to have located Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl LI jersey.

Glazer provides exclusive details surrounding the person of interest:
“They zeroed in on somebody, a person of interest. That person of interest, from what I’m told, is an international member of the media. I don’t believe he’s actually a member of the media, but he was posing as a member of the international media – got credentialed, it’s been going on for quite some time. And he actually, from what I’m told, they have him going into the locker room right behind Bill Belichick.”

Glazer reveals the Denver Broncos believe this person is a repeat offender:
“The Denver Broncos believe that this same culprit may be responsible for taking Von Miller’s helmet and/or cleats from last year’s Super Bowl as well. From what I know it’s not just Brady’s jersey, there’s other things.”

For continued information on this developing story, follow Jay Glazer on Twitter: @JayGlazer

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FOX Sports Announces Broadcast Teams for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Landon Donovan Returns to the Booth with John Strong and Stu Holden for USA-Honduras; Cobi Jones and Jorge Pérez-Navarro Call Mexico-Costa Rica
Rob Stone Hosts Pregame, Halftime and Postgame Coverage Alongside Alexi Lalas and Fernando Fiore Live From Avaya Stadium

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports assembles top-tier broadcast teams for its FIFA World Cup Qualifier doubleheader presentation featuring a winless USA hosting Honduras at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., and Mexico battling Costa Rica at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Coverage begins Friday, March 24 at 9:30 PM ET on FS1.

With the Americans set to battle Honduras in a crucial match under new coach Bruce Arena, FOX Sports showcases a three-man booth for its USA-Honduras coverage. Landon Donovan, the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. MNT and the LA Galaxy returns to the booth, joining lead play-by-play announcer John Strong and former U.S. MNT midfielder Stu Holden on the call live from Avaya Stadium beginning at 10:30 PM ET. Jenny Taft reports from the sidelines.

Jorge Pérez-Navarro and Cobi Jones call the match with Francisco X. Rivera reporting from the sidelines at the legendary Estadio Azteca.

Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl serves as reporter at-large, and Dr. Joe Machnik weighs in as a rules analyst for both matches.

Rob Stone hosts FS1’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier pregame, halftime and postgame coverage with U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Alexi Lalas and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Fernando Fiore live from a field-level set at Avaya Stadium beginning at 9:30 PM ET.

Friday’s matches will be both teams’ third in “The Hex,” the final round of CONCACAF qualifying. The hexagonal event features six teams, each playing each other twice – once home and once away. The top three teams are guaranteed spots in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the fourth-place finisher qualifying for a playoff for an additional spot.

The Americans are at the bottom of the Hex standings after November losses to Mexico and Costa Rica and are looking to #Get3 points from its third final-round World Cup Qualifier. Honduras’ Los Catrachos have three points in the Hex after losing to Panama and beating Trinidad & Tobago. Costa Rica is at the top of the Hex with six points, while El Tricolor sits in second place with four points.

Both matches can also be live streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go. FOX Sports GO is available on FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

All FOX soccer information, including biographies, photographs and archived press releases are available on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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UFC TONIGHT Quotes – Bisping Recaps Gastelum’s Win over Belfort

UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes on Featherweight Division: “This division [featherweight] is open for her [Cris Cyborg]”

Los Angeles – On tonight’s edition of UFC TONIGHT, host Kenny Florian and guest host and current UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping discuss this week’s storylines on all things UFC with Karyn Bryant reporting. The crew recaps Kelvin Gastelum’s big win in Brazil, talks to UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes and ranks the top 5 fighters under the age of 25.

UFC guest host Michael Bisping recaps this past weekend’s headliner from Brazil in which Kelvin Gastelum defeated Vitor Belfort: “Kelvin Gastelum looked absolutely sensational. There’s nothing better you can do than go out there and knock out your opponent in the first round and that’s exactly what [Gastelum] did.”

UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes Won’t Contend for Featherweight Belt: Initially, Nunes stated she wanted both bantamweight and featherweight titles but apparently as Karyn Bryant reported, Nunes changed her mind: “This division [featherweight] is open for her [Cris Cyborg].”

Video: Interview: UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. Is Nunes scared of Cyborg? Host Florian & Guest Host Bisping Discuss:

Video: Florian, Bisping & Bryant map out fighters chances of getting a title shot. UFC fighters Rafael Dos Anjos, Cub Swanson, Sara McMann, Edson Barboza, and Shogun Rua among the subject in UFC TONIGHT’s ‘Road to Gold’:

Video: UFC President Dana White won’t keep Conor McGregor from fighting Floyd Mayweather. Who wins in a boxing match between Mayweather & McGregor? Florian & Bisping debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZNZflnv4Qc

Video: ‘Shot Caller’ – In a new segment on UFC TONIGHT, Florian & Bisping play fighters who call out each other in this fun and entertaining segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK3Br3gvjvQ

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U.S. MNT Coach Bruce Arena to Reveal Team Roster for USA-Honduras FIFA World Cup Qualifier Wednesday Exclusively on FS1

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports, home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, unveils the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Honduras Wednesday, March 15 on FS1.

U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena joins Rob Stone, Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda and Warren Barton during the UEFA Champions League pregame show to announce the 23-man roster before the Monaco-Manchester City clash. Coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET.

Prior to the UEFA Champions League pregame show, Arena sits down with Colin Cowherd on THE HERD to preview the USA-Honduras match, presented by Volpi Foods. THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD airs weekdays at 12:00 PM ET on FS1.

The USA-Honduras showdown airs live on Friday, March 24 immediately after the Mexico-Costa Rica match. FS1’s doubleheader action begins at 8:00 PM ET.

All FOX soccer information, including biographies, photographs and archived press releases are available on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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FOX Sports Live From Ultra-Challenging 12 HOURS OF SEBRING

Fish: Stint Like ‘Being in a Paint Shaker for a Couple of Hours and Trying to Maintain Focus’

CHARLOTTE, NC – This year’s 65th running of the MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING FUELED BY FRESH FROM FLORIDA, the second round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, features 46 entries representing 13 different manufacturers across four divisions — and that may not even be the most challenging part of the iconic once-around-the-clock endurance event.

Contested March 18 on parts of a former World War II U.S. Army Air Forces training facility landing field, Sebring International Raceway’s 17-turn, 3.74-mile road course provides a unique test of skill and concentration for some of the most accomplished racers in the world.

“Typically when drivers prepare for an event, they are thinking about how to beat the competition, but at Sebring, the racetrack may just be your biggest opponent,” said former racer Calvin Fish, who will provide analysis for FOX Sports, joining Greg Creamer and Brian Till in the broadcast booth. “(The surface) is notoriously bumpy … some drivers have said it’s like riding a mechanical bull for your stint and trying to hang on, or being put in a paint shaker for a couple of hours and trying to maintain focus. But that’s why they love it; it is the ultimate challenge.”

  • 12 HOURS OF SEBRING on FOX schedule (all times ET and subject to change): Saturday, March 18 (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, FOX Sports GO & FOX Sports Racing; 12:30 PM to 11:00 PM, FS1, FOX Sports GO & FOX Sports Racing).

For Fish and the rest of the FOX Sports team, which includes pit reporters Justin Bell, Jamie Howe and Andrew Marriott, the challenges are equally daunting.

“You get up in the morning and you’re straight into race mode, unlike the 24-hour races that start later in the day,” Fish said. “Observing teams dealing with conditions which typically transition from milder temps in the early stages, to tough, hot, slick conditions in the afternoon and the cool nighttime sprint to the finish is fun, and gives us plenty to discuss.

“The visuals of the cars dealing with the bumps are incredible during the day and the glowing brake rotors at night are superb,” added Fish, a Class winner at Sebring and Daytona in 1990. “Sebring is the perfect combination of flat-out racing and an endurance event all at the same time. Obviously, over the years, the cars have become so much more reliable, but this track will test a car’s endurance to the max … it’s why teams from around the world, not just the U.S., test here during the off-season; to prove their machinery.”

FOX Sports coordinating producer Greg Oldham, who first worked Sebring in 1986, embraces the challenging production conditions.

“It’s basically an airport, so it’s flat,” Oldham said. “And with no elevation changes, it’s more of a challenge to see, find and pick up cars; especially ones that are closely following one another. At night, it’s dark — real dark. Much more so than at Le Mans or Daytona, making it even tougher to find cars.

“The bumpy, old concrete is not only tough on drivers and cars, but, especially when you’re hot and tired, tough on pit reporters as well,” adds Oldham, whose team will be working for 12.5 consecutive hours, 4.5 hours longer than any consecutive shift at the Rolex 24 earlier this year. “Regardless of all that, we love this grand old place, and we absolutely love covering this very unique race.”

For more news and information on FOX Sports motor sports, please visit FOX Sports Press Pass.

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FS1’S UFC BEST OF 2016 Prime Time Marathon Kicks Off Monday, March 13

Net Features 2016’s Best Fighters and Biggest Fights over Two Weeks

LOS ANGELES, CA – FS1 presents the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) best fighters and biggest fights of 2016 across two weeks of prime time action with the UFC BEST OF 2016 programming marathon starting Monday, March 13 (7:00 PM ET). The two action-packed weeks are anchored by 14 show premieres and 27 hours of UFC-specific programming on FS1 Monday through Thursday evenings.

The marathon’s opening night features the premiere of UFC MAIN EVENT: BISPING VS. HENDERSON 2 (9:00 PM ET), revisiting UFC 204’s epic title fight between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson. Wednesday evening sees a new episode of UFC TONIGHT (8:00 PM ET) followed by the premiere of UFC MAIN EVENT: HOLM VS. TATE (9:00 PM ET) and the first airing of a must-see UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS: BEST OF 2016 (10:30 PM ET).

The second week’s premieres include UFC UNLEASHED: RISING STARS OF 2016 on Monday, March 20 (7:00 PM ET), UFC SOUND WAVES on Tuesday, March 21 (7:00 PM ET) and UFC TOP TEN on Thursday, March 23 (7:00 PM ET), among others.

The following is a breakdown of the FS1’s UFC BEST OF 2016 programming:

Monday, March 13
8:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: LAWLER VS. CONDIT
9:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: DILLASHAW VS. CRUZ
10:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: BISPING VS. HENDERSON 2 (premiere)
11:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: CRUZ V. FABER (premiere)

Tuesday, March 14
8:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: JEDRZEJCZYK VS. GADELHA 2 (premiere)
11:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: SILVA VS. BISPING

Wednesday, March 15
8:00 PM ET: UFC TONIGHT (premiere)
9:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: HOLM VS. TATE (premiere)
10:00 PM ET: UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK: MCGREGOR VS. DIAZ
10:30 PM ET: UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS: BEST OF 2016 (premiere)

Thursday, March 16
8:00 PM ET: UFC RELOADED: UFC 200: TATE VS. NUNES

Monday, March 20
7:00 PM ET: UFC UNLEASHED: RISING STARS OF 2016 (premiere)
8:00 PM ET: UFC RELOADED: UFC 202: DIAZ VS. MCGREGOR 2

Tuesday, March 21
7:00 PM ET: UFC SOUND WAVES (premiere)
7:30 PM ET: UFC SOUND WAVES (premiere)
8:00 PM ET: UFC RELOADED: UFC 205: ALVAREZ VS. MCGREGOR

Wednesday, March 22
7:00 PM ET: UFC MAIN EVENT: MIOCIC VS. OVEREEM/CM PUNK VS. GALL (premiere)
8:00 PM ET: UFC TONIGHT (premiere)
9:00 PM ET: UFC 206: SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Thursday, March 23
7:00 PM ET: UFC TOP TEN (premiere)
7:30 PM ET: UFC TOP TEN (premiere)
8:00 PM ET: UFC RELOADED: UFC 207: NUNES VS. ROUSEY (premiere)