MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES & NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Races Live from Kansas under the Lights

CHARLOTTE, NC – NASCAR celebrates Mother’s Day this weekend at Kansas Speedway, with FOX Sports set to offer more than 14 hours of live action from the 1.5-mile circuit. Included are FS1’s live race coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES (Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 PM ET) and the return of the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES (Friday, May 12 at 8:30 PM ET) for the first time since April 1 at Martinsville Speedway.

During the week, FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR’s most-watched daily news and information program, continues Mondays through Thursdays at 6:00 PM ET. Additionally, the NASCAR RACE HUB PODCAST launched recently and is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Google Play Music.

SPORTS EMMY AWARDS: On Tuesday evening, FOX NASCAR won two Sports Emmy Awards at the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York. For the second consecutive year, FOX Sports took the award for Outstanding Social TV Experience, this time for 100,000 CAMERAS: THE DAYTONA 500, which was produced by FS1 and NASCAR Productions. FOX Sports also took honors for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: Daytona 500 – Daytona Day to open the 2016 season.

Below are programming information and quotes from FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Hammond.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 13 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • 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
  • Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip
  • Pre-race:
    • NASCAR RACEDAY (7:00 PM ET on FS1), hosted by Chris Myers with analysts Darrell Waltrip and Gordon; reporters Little, Welch and Yocum

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

  • Date/Time: Friday, May 12 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip
  • Pit reporters: Hermie Sadler and Kaitlyn Vincie
  • Pre-race: NCWTS SETUP (7:00 PM ET on FS1); hosted by John Roberts with analyst Todd Bodine; reporters Sadler and Vincie
    • NCWTS SETUP features a sit-down interview with Timothy Peters and crew chief Chad Kendrick regarding their relationship on and off the track
  • Post-race: 11:00-11:30 PM ET on FS1

FOX NASCAR QUOTES

On the significance of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s win for him and for Roush Fenway Racing:
“So many things are coming together for this young man; it just took a while to get there. The cool thing about it – Jack Roush never quit on Ricky, and Ricky never quit on Jack. The whole organization received a huge shot in the arm with his Talladega win. That’s the kind of exhilaration and win that really could make the difference not only in Ricky’s season but in his career.”
–Jeff Hammond, FOX NASCAR analyst and former crew chief

On the potential of Martin Truex Jr. to gain ground on Kyle Larson in the point standings in the next couple of races at intermediate tracks:
“If Kyle Larson has a little bit of bad luck and Martin Truex Jr. gets on a roll like we’ve seen him do in the past at the intermediate tracks, he can gobble up those points in the next two races and challenge for the regular season championship. Several things could change in the back (of the top 16) in the same way. Ryan Blaney could get back on a hot streak, score some points and get himself back up in the standings.”
–Jeff Hammond, FOX NASCAR analyst and former crew chief

On the potential number of winners at the conclusion of the regular season:
“If you go down the list of potential winners, you’re looking at as many as 16. Kevin Harvick is going to win. I believe Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chase Elliott will win before the year is over. AJ Allmendinger likely will win a race, as will Austin Dillon, in addition to the usual suspects. We could have 16 winners and possibly have someone not make the playoffs who actually won a race. It could be based on points to get into the playoffs instead of simply wins.”
–Jeff Hammond, FOX NASCAR analyst and former crew chief

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

Friday, May 12
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (12:30-1:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (1:30-3:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES qualifying (4:30-6:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (6:00-6:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (6:30-8:00 PM) (FS1)
NCWTS SETUP (8:00-8:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES racing (8:30-11:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES post-race (11:00-11:30 PM) (FS1)

Saturday, May 13
NASCAR RACEDAY (7:00-7:30 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES racing (7:30-11:00 PM) (FS1)