The NBC Sports Network's coverage of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series continues this weekend with live event coverage of the Sao Paulo Indy 300 on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, preceded by a new episode of IndyCar 36 featuring Ryan Hunter-Reay at 10:30 a.m. ET. On Saturday, NBC Sports Network will air qualifying coverage at 6 p.m. ET.
Fans should anticipate an exciting road race this week as the largest city in South America, Sao Paulo, Brazil, will close down one of its busiest streets to accommodate IndyCar. In his first IndyCar season, Rubens Barrichello will race against fellow Brazilian drivers Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves. NBC Sports Network will feature an exclusive interview with Barrichello, conducted by current IndyCar driver and NBC Sports Network reporter Townsend Bell, which will air during the telecast.
DALLENBACH, JR. ON THIS WEEK'S RACE: "The battle continues this weekend in the streets of Brazil. The race is important to many in the IndyCar field since it's their 'home' race, and we will see a lot of these drivers step their game in order to claim bragging rights. The track has a couple great passing zones, which always adds to the excitement of street racing. I look forward to calling this week's race."
INDYCAR 36: The NBC Sports Network will offer motorsports fans another episode of the all-access series IndyCar 36. This week the spotlight shines on Ryan Hunter-Reay, who races for Andretti Autosport and is the winningest American driver in the IndyCar series. He has been the top-finishing American driver in points the last two seasons. After three races in 2012, he is sixth in points and remains the highest-placed American driver. IndyCar 36 will air just before this week's race at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The NBC Sports Network original series is produced by IMS Productions and gives viewers an all-access pass into the life of a world-class driver in the middle of race season. The cameras will follow a driver for 36 hours during a race weekend providing a behind-the-scenes look at the on- and off-track activities of the stars of the IndyCar Series. The all-access 36 series also includes NHL 36, which debuted in December, and Fight Night 36 that debuted last month.