FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
NBC SPORTS KICKS OFF 2019 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS COVERAGE THIS SATURDAY IN ANAHEIM LIVE ON NBCSN AT 10 P.M. ET
Ralph Sheheen, Ricky Carmichael, Daniel Blair and Will Christien Slated to Serve as NBC Sports’ Monster Energy Supercross Broadcast Team in 2019
Nearly 100 Hours of Supercross and Monster Jam Coverage to be Showcased on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App and NBC Sports Gold
“Supercross Pass” on NBC Sports Gold Provides Live Streaming Coverage of All Qualifiers and Races Without Commercial Interruption
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 3, 2019 – NBC Sports begins its first season as the official home of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, this week with live coverage of the season-opening event from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., this Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with live streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive coverage of all Supercross heats, last chance qualifiers and main events across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and for subscribers on NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product.
NBC Sports Gold is offering subscribers the “Supercross Pass” – a comprehensive one-stop-shop package of events that will include Race Day Live, Supercross qualifiers and main event races live and without commercial interruption, as well as full on-demand replays. “Supercross Pass” is available now for $74.99. Click here to purchase. There is also a combined package on NBC Sports Gold that provides subscribers with both the Supercross and Motocross passes.
This weekend’s Supercross coverage begins exclusively on NBC Sports Gold at 4 p.m. ET with the first qualifying sessions, and continues at 6:15 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold with the second round of qualifying sessions.
Live coverage of the heat races, last chance qualifiers and the main event will air at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN and will stream on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold. An encore will air Monday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
|Sat., January 5||Anaheim – Qualifying Session 1||NBC Sports Gold||4 p.m.|
|Anaheim – Studio Coverage||NBC Sports Gold||5:30 p.m.|
|Anaheim – Qualifying Session 2||NBC Sports Gold||6:15 p.m.|
|2019 Supercross Season Preview (Encore)||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Anaheim –Event||NBCSN*||10 p.m.|
|Mon., January 7||Anaheim –Event (Encore)||NBCSN*||7 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
Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) took the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season title in the 450SX Class, his first career Supercross championship, edging out Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) for the title.
RALPH SHEHEEN, RICKY CARMICHAEL, DANIEL BLAIR AND WILL CHRISTIEN SLATED TO SERVE AS NBC SPORTS’ MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS BROADCAST TEAM IN 2019
NBC Sports has announced that veteran motorsports broadcaster Ralph Sheheen, five-time Supercross champion and seven-time Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, host and former racer Daniel Blair, and reporter Will Christien are slated to serve as its lead Supercross commentary team for the 2019 season.
Sheheen began announcing Monster Energy Supercross in 2005 and will once again deliver play-by-play action in 2019. Carmichael, who remains “The Greatest of All Time” and one of the most impressive athletes in the history of the sport, joins Sheheen in the booth for the 45th season of Monster Energy Supercross. Blair, a former professional Supercross racer and Arenacross West Coast Lites Champion turned Race Day Live co-host, will serve as on-track analyst. Christien joins NBC Sports’ Supercross coverage following her work as a reporter on its Pro Motocross and Global Rallycross coverage.
NBC SPORTS’ 2019 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE
NBC Sports’ 2019 Supercross coverage from Anaheim marks the first of 15 consecutive weeks of Supercross on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold. The 2019 schedule includes a pair of events airing on NBC: Sunday, Jan. 13 from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and Sunday, May 5 from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The 2019 coverage will culminate with the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 19 on NBCSN.
Below is the full 2019 Monster Energy Supercross schedule on NBC and NBCSN.
|Sat., January 5||Anaheim||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sat., January 12||Glendale||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Sun., January 13||Glendale||NBC**||4:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 19||Anaheim||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sun., January 27||Oakland||NBCSN*||3 p.m.|
|Sat., February 2||San Diego||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sat., February 9||Minneapolis||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., February 16||Arlington||NBCSN||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., February 23||Detroit||NBCSN*||8 p.m.|
|Sat., March 2||Atlanta||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 9||Daytona||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Sat., March 16||Indianapolis||NBCSN*||11 p.m.|
|Sat., March 23||Seattle||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sat., March 30||Houston||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., April 6||Nashville||NBCSN*||11 p.m.|
|Sat., April 13||Denver||NBCSN||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., April 27||East Rutherford||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sat., May 4||Las Vegas||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sun., May 5||Las Vegas||NBC**||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 19||Las Vegas||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
#All televised coverage streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Following is the full qualifying and main race schedule for the 2019 Supercross schedule on NBC Sports Gold:
|Sat., January 5||Anaheim – Qualifying||4 p.m.|
|Anaheim – Main Race||10 p.m.|
|Sat., January 12||Glendale – Qualifying||3 p.m.|
|Glendale – Main Race||9 p.m.|
|Sat., January 19||Anaheim – Qualifying||4 p.m.|
|Anaheim – Main Race||10 p.m.|
|Sat., January 26||Oakland – Qualifying||4 p.m.|
|Oakland – Main Race||10 p.m.|
|Sat., February 2||San Diego – Qualifying||4 p.m.|
|San Diego – Main Race||10 p.m.|
|Sat., February 9||Minneapolis – Qualifying||2 p.m.|
|Minneapolis – Main Race||8 p.m.|
|Sat., February 16||Arlington – Qualifying||2 p.m.|
|Arlington – Main Race||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., February 23||Detroit – Qualifying||1 p.m.|
|Detroit – Main Race||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 2||Atlanta – Qualifying||1 p.m.|
|Atlanta – Main Race||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 9||Daytona – Qualifying||1 p.m.|
|Daytona – Main Race||7:30 p.m.|
|Sat., March 16||Indianapolis – Qualifying||1 p.m.|
|Indianapolis – Main Race||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 23||Seattle – Qualifying||4 p.m.|
|Seattle – Main Race||10 p.m.|
|Sat., March 30||Houston – Qualifying||2 p.m.|
|Houston – Main Race||8 p.m.|
|Sat., April 6||Nashville – Qualifying||2 p.m.|
|Nashville – Main Race||8 p.m.|
|Sat., April 13||Denver – Qualifying||2:30 p.m.|
|Denver – Main Race||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., April 27||East Rutherford – Qualifying||11 a.m.|
|East Rutherford – Main Race||5 p.m.|
|Sat., May 4||Las Vegas – Qualifying||4 p.m.|
|Las Vegas – Main Race||10 p.m.|
About Monster Energy Supercross
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship on the planet visiting 13 different states in 2019. Founded in America and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in 1974, Supercross is currently co-sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the official global governing body for motorcycle racing, thus making it a formal World Championship. Over 17 weeks and a million-dollar All-Star Race, Supercross attracts some of the largest and most impressive crowds inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America to race in front of nearly one million live fans and broadcast to millions more worldwide. For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com.
About Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, Jurassic World Live Tour and DreamWorks Trolls The Experience. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 11 individual sports “passes” – eight national (Premier League, Cycling, Track & Field, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Rugby, Pro Motocross — also available internationally, and Snow, which consists of seven Winter Olympic sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); and two international (Notre Dame Football & Pro Motocross). In 2019, NBC Sports Gold will add PGA TOUR LIVE and INDYCAR. More sports are expected to be added soon. Among the premium events and content offered by NBC Sports Gold are 150 Premier League matches; the Tour de France and many more prominent cycling races around the world; USA Track & Field and IAAF Diamond League events; domestic and international figure skating competitions; every Gallagher Premiership Rugby match; the entire 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season; 700+ hours of seven Winter Olympic sports; and all Notre Dame Football home games for international fans.