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Monday, January 7th, 2019
MECUM AUCTIONS FROM KISSIMMEE & MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS ACTION HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS’ 50-PLUS HOURS OF MOTORSPORTS COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Nearly 30 Hours of Coverage of Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee – World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Featuring 3,500 Vehicles
NBC Sports Presents Monster Energy Supercross from Glendale, Ariz., Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Encore on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC
2019 Dakar Rally Coverage Begins Today at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Coverage Airing on NBC and NBCSN Streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 7, 2019 – NBC Sports roars into 2019 with more than 50 hours of motorsports coverage this week, highlighted by nearly 30 hours of coverage of Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee – the world’s largest collector car auction – as well as Monster Energy Supercross action from Glendale, Ariz., on NBC and NBCSN, plus the start of the 2019 Dakar Rally.
MECUM AUCTIONS: KISSIMMEE
An estimated 3,500 vehicles will cross the auction block at Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee event this week with the potential to exceed over $100 million in sales. Headliners at this year’s event include the only 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster to race at Le Mans and Benny Parsons’ 1973 NASCAR Cup Champion car. NBC Sports will air live coverage from Kissimmee on NBCSN from 12-6 p.m. ET on Wednesday-Friday.
Scott Hoke will host coverage on-site in Kissimmee, alongside analysts John Kraman and Stephen Cox, and reporters Bill Stephens and Katie Osborne.
Following is the full Mecum Auction: Kissimmee telecast schedule on NBCSN:
|Tues., January 8||Mecum: Countdown to the Block||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Wed., January 9||Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Thur., January 10||Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee (Encore)||NBCSN||12:30 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Fri., January 11||Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee (Encore)||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee (Encore)||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Sat., January 12||Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sun., January 13||Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee*||NBCSN||12 a.m.|
|Mecum Auctions: Kissimmee*||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS – GLENDALE
NBC Sports continues its inaugural season of Monster Energy Supercross coverage this weekend from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The 2019 season began last weekend in Anaheim where Justin Barcia recorded his first Supercross 450 win in six years, and Colt Nichols notched his first career Supercross 250 win. NBC Sports will present live coverage of the main event on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET, and showcase an encore presentation on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – presents comprehensive coverage of Supercross qualifiers and main event races live and without commercial interruption throughout the 2019 season. This weekend’s coverage on NBC Sports Gold begins Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with the first qualifying sessions.
Ralph Sheheen, five-time Supercross champion and seven-time Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, host and former racer Daniel Blair, and reporter Will Christien will call the action.
Following is this weekend’s Supercross coverage schedule:
|Sat., January 12||Glendale – Qualifying Session 1||NBC Sports Gold||3 p.m.|
|Glendale – Studio Coverage||NBC Sports Gold||4:30 p.m.|
|Glendale – Qualifying Session 2||NBC Sports Gold||5:15 p.m.|
|Glendale – Event||NBCSN*||9 p.m.|
|Sun., January 13||Glendale – Event (Encore)||NBC||4:30 p.m.|
*All televised coverage streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
^All races air live and commercial free on NBC Sports Gold
NBC Sports begins its coverage of the 2019 Dakar Rally – the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race – today at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as nearly 500 competitors traverse more than thousands of miles and various terrain. The entire event will be held in Peru, the first time in its history it will be contested in one country, and will challenge drivers in five different classes – bike, quad, car, side by side, and truck. Coverage begins today at 6:30 with Stage 1 from Lima to Pisco. Leigh Diffey will call the action. Following is the full Dakar Rally schedule on NBCSN – all telecasts are delayed.
|Mon., January 7||Stage 1 – Lima to Pisco||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Tues., January 8||Stage 2 – Pisco to San Juan de Marcona||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Wed., January 9||Stage 3 – San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Thur., January 10||Stage 4 – Arequipa to Moquegua||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., January 11||Stage 5 – Moquegua to Arequipa||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 13||Stage 6 – Arequipa to San Juan de Marcona||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Rest Day||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Mon., January 14||Stage 6 – Arequipa to San Juan de Marcona||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Tues., January 15||Stage 7 – San Juan de Marcona||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Wed., January 16||Stage 8 – San Juan de Marcona to Pisco||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Thur., January 17||Stage 9 – Pisco||NBCSN||5:30 p.m.|
|Fri., January 18||Stage 10 – Pisco to Lima||NBCSN||8:30 p.m.|
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