INDIANAPOLIS – The USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Series will returns to national television on Friday night as the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Dirt Track airs on NBC Sports.
NBC Sports will the air event in a one-hour recap package on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Eastern, featuring complete coverage of the two-day event taking place at the new quarter-mile dirt oval located inside turn three of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sept. 5-6.
National TV exposure will showcase the largest car count in USAC midget racing. The 118 entries received would set an all-time record for a USAC National Midget event, set in 1990 when 109 cars competed in the final race at the famed Ascot Park half-mile during the annual Turkey Night Grand Prix.
The lineup contains an entire field of past USAC National Midget feature winners, 24 in total, as well as eight past series champs in Dave Darland (2001 & 2002), Tracy Hines (2015), Christopher Bell (2013), Tanner Thorson (2016), Jerry Coons, Jr. (2006 & 2007), Russ Gamester (1989), Spencer Bayston (2017) and J.J. Yeley (2013).
In addition, other USAC Midget feature winners entered for the BC39 include Steve Buckwalter, Shane Cottle, Zach Daum, Tyler Courtney, Critter Malone, Billy Wease, Justin Grant, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Shane Golobic, John Heydenreich, Davey Ray, Zeb Wise, Kevin Thomas, Jr., current series point leader Logan Seavey, Brady Bacon and Chad Boat.
The Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink kicks off the week of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, culminating with the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The race will take place at the new quarter-mile dirt oval located inside turn three of the famed 2.5-mile oval and will include a unique format that concludes with a 39-lap feature Sept. 6 in the richest midget racing event in recent history.
The event will feature more than $70,000 in purse and incentives, including a $15,000 winner’s purse – the largest in midget racing.
In addition to recap coverage on NBC Sports, SpeedShiftTV.com will carry live coverage of both nights of the BC39 on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6.