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NBC Sports sets broadcast lineup to kick off NASCAR coverage

NBC Sports has set its lineup of broadcasters and reporters ahead of the NASCAR race weekend at Iowa Speedway.

Once again, Rick Allen will lead the broadcast booth as he provides play-by-play for the Cup and Xfinity Series races at Iowa. Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will return to the booth alongside Allen to provide an analysis of the action on the track.

Marty Snider, Dave Burns, and Kim Coon will all serve as pit reporters for the NBC Sports races, which will both air on the USA Network.

Snider will also lead the NBC Sports studio coverage. He will discuss the prominent storylines both pre and post-race with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and JTG Daugherty Racing owner Brad Daugherty.

This lineup will feature one big change for the 2024 season as Dale Earnhardt Jr. will no longer be part of the Peacock's coverage.

There will be no shortage of storylines for the NBC Sports analysts to discuss during the weekend at Iowa Speedway. The list includes the playoff picture in both the Xfinity and Cup Series, winless streaks from championship-winning drivers, and the playoff bubble.

Another storyline will be how drivers adjust to the partially repaved .875-mile oval. Several Cup drivers have won Truck or Xfinity races at Iowa Speedway, but there is no clear answer about whether this success will translate to a win in Cup.

"The Midwest fanbase gets to see the premier NASCAR Series tackle a new track," said Letarte in a statement. "It's always fun to see which teams or drivers figure out a new venue the quickest.

"We've had nine different winners in 16 races, yet three drivers (Truex Jr., Ty Gibbs, Ross Chastain) who are top 10 in points have yet to win. The summer is going to become very interesting for the winless teams."

The Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The inaugural Cup Series race at Iowa will take place on Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. ET. USA Network will provide coverage for both races.