FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2019 AMERICAN FLAT TRACK SCHEDULE ON NBCSN
American Flat Track Returns to NBCSN for Third Consecutive Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 26, 2019 – NBC Sports – the home of motorsports – today announced its NBCSN schedule for the 2019 season of American Flat Track, the most historic form of American motorcycle racing. The circuit is returning to NBCSN for a third consecutive season in 2019.
Featuring the world’s fastest motorcycle racers on dirt battling it out at speeds approaching 140 mph, American Flat Track is the most prestigious and most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in the world.
“NBC Sports has provided the platform for American Flat Track to reach millions of new fans across the U.S.,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “With strong weekend programming slots and exciting storylines both on and off the track, we are forging the path to another record-breaking year for AFT on NBCSN in 2019.”
“American Flat Track has become a staple of our racing lineup on NBCSN,” said Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director, Programming, NBC Sports Group, “and we are excited to continue our partnership.”
American Flat Track is part of NBC Sports’ unparalleled motorsports portfolio on NBCSN, which includes NASCAR, INDYCAR, Mecum Auctions, IMSA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and Monster Energy Supercross. In total, NBC Sports will present well over 1,500 hours of motorsports coverage in 2019.
American Flat Track’s telecasts on NBCSN are expertly produced by NASCAR Productions, LLC and provide viewers with a window into the dramatic world of American Flat Track. Coverage from all 18 events will feature flag-to-flag coverage of both racing classes. Exclusive features and editorial content highlight the triumphs and tribulations of the world’s elite dirt track motorcycle racers as they battle for glory. Cutting-edge technology including aerial drone footage and onboard cameras will once again put viewers on the edge of their seats as the riders slide through the corners and draft each other down the straights at speeds of more than 130mph.
In addition to the 18 weekend premieres, NBCSN will provide a weekday re-air of each show before they will become available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. FansChoice.tv, a cornerstone of American Flat Track’s digital strategy, will continue to provide live streaming coverage of every round on the 2019 calendar.
American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at http://www.americanflattrack.com.
For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit http://www.americanflattrack.com.
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The schedule for American Flat Track’s premiere telecasts on NBCSN follows, subject to change:
|Date||Track, Location||Track Type||Time (ET)|
|Sun., March 24||Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL||TT||4 p.m.|
|Sun., March 31||Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA||Short Track||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., April 28||Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX||Half-Mile||5 p.m.|
|Sun., May 5||Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ||TT||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., May 19||Southern California Fair, Perris, CA||Half-Mile||12 p.m.|
|Sun., May 26||Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA||Mile||6 p.m.|
|Sat., June 1||Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL||Mile||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat., June 8||Red Mile, Lexington, KY||Mile||2 p.m.|
|Sun., June 23||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH||Short Track||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat, July 6||Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH||Half-Mile||1 p.m.|
|Sat., July 27||Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY||Short Track||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., August 10||Buffalo Chip Campgrounds, Sturgis, SD||TT||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., August 10||Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD||Half-Mile||1:30 p.m.|
|Sun., August 25||Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL||TT||7 p.m.|
|Sun., September 8||Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL||Mile||1:30 p.m.|
|Sat., September 21||Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA||Half-Mile||3:30 p.m.|
|Sun., September 29||Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN||Mile||5 p.m.|
|Sat., October 12||Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ||Mile||10:30 p.m.|