The Malaysian Grand Prix runs this weekend, now shifting to October after its usual early season run for the past 15 years since 2001. Here are the pertinent times and details for the weekend on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App. NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2016 Formula One season continues this weekend with comprehensive live coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix, culminating in Grand Prix racing on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. ET/Saturday at 11:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN. In addition to this weekend’s F1 coverage, NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup with live coverage from Dover International Speedway on Saturday and Sunday on NBCSN. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg
The NASCAR Foundation held its first Honors Gala Tuesday night in New York and raised $1.6 million while Andy Hoffman was awarded the sixth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Proceeds from the event will benefit children hospitalized around the country through the Speediatrics Children’s Fund. The NASCAR Foundation has donated more than $25 million and reached one million children since 2006. The France family hosted the gala in tribute of Betty Jane France, who passed away on Aug. 29. Betty Jane France is the namesake of the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide. It is awarded to the NASCAR fan who makes an impact on children in their community. An online fan
At a race that has long featured guest appearances from all-star drivers, cars and teams, it’s the current star cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship that sign off the 2016 season for the final time in competition at this year’s Petit Le Mans. IMSA’s new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) era begins in 2017, which brings to an end the three-year merged fusion of the prior GRAND-AM Rolex Series Daytona Prototypes and the Le Mans style LMP2 coupes. The new DPis will take cues from both: the overall chassis component of LMP2 from the four ACO homologated chassis manufacturers, while embracing the DP brand of allowing OEMs to design their own bodywork styling for the exterior, and to put their own engines in the back. Teams have been planning for the next phase of car evolution over the course of the year and so Petit Le Mans this year marks the race to say goodbye to the original Daytona Prototype formula, which premiered in 2003, as well as some other previous generation models.