FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS LIVE THIS SATURDAY FROM DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Live Streaming Coverage Begins Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold “Supercross Pass”
NBC Sports Supercross Analyst Ricky Carmichael & 2019 INDYCAR Champion Josef Newgarden to Appear on NASCAR America MotorMouths Tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Monster Jam Season Continues Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 5, 2020 – NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season this Saturday from Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., at 7:30 p.m. ET, live on NBCSN. This race will mark the 50th anniversary of the Daytona Supercross event, the longest continuous Supercross race in America dating back to 1971.
Ken Roczen earned his third win of the season last Saturday in Atlanta and is now tied for the 450SX Class lead with Eli Tomac (200 points each). Both Roczen and Tomac are chasing their first premier-class Supercross title and are clear 23 points of third-place Justin Barcia (177 points) in the standings. In the 250SX Class, Chase Sexton earned his second consecutive win of the season in Atlanta and leads the standings by five points over Shane McElrath.
Veteran play-by-play commentator 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.
In addition, Carmichael and 2019 INDYCAR Champion Josef Newgarden will call in to tonight’s episode of NASCAR America MotorMouths at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Carmichael will discuss the upcoming Daytona Supercross race, which he won five times in his career. He is also the Daytona Supercross’ course designer for the 13th consecutive year. Defending INDYCAR champion Newgarden will preview the upcoming INDYCAR season ahead of the opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, next Sunday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Supercross Pass” offers a comprehensive one-stop-shop package of events that will include live streaming and on-demand replays for all Supercross qualifiers and races without commercial interruption, as well as present exclusive expert analysis and interviews. “Supercross Pass” is available now for $59.99. Click here to purchase. This weekend’s coverage on NBC Sports Gold begins Saturday at 1 p.m. ET with qualifying.
NBCSN will present coverage of the Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix from Losail International Circuit on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET. The 2020 Monster Jam season continues Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Following is this week’s NBC Sports’ motorsports schedule:
|Thurs., March 5||NASCAR America MotorMouths||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sat., March 7||Monster Energy Supercross Qualifying – Daytona||NBC Sports Gold||1 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross Event – Daytona*||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross Event – Daytona||NBC Sports Gold||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., March 8||Moto2 – Qatar Grand Prix||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Monster Jam||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
*All televised coverage streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
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