FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 15th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS REMAINDER OF 2020 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SEASON BEGINNING MAY 31
All Seven Races to be Showcased Live on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App and NBC Sports Gold from Salt Lake City Beginning May 31
Ralph Sheheen, Ricky Carmichael, Daniel Blair and Will Christien to Call Remainder of Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2020 – NBC Sports will present comprehensive live coverage of the remainder of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, beginning on Sunday, May 31, on NBC and NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.
All seven races will take place at Rice–Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will be shown live across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product.
The remaining 2020 Monster Energy Supercross telecast* schedule is below:
|Sun., May 31||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Sun., May 31||NBC||4 p.m.|
|Wed., June 3||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sun., June 7||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Wed., June 10||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sun., June 14||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wed., June 17||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sun., June 21||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Sun., June 21||NBC||4:30 p.m.|
*all coverage also streams live on NBC Sports Gold
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 remaining seven races.
Eli Tomac is currently atop the 450SX Class championship standings with 226 points, trailed closely by Ken Roczen (223 points) and reigning Supercross Champion Cooper Webb (197 points). In the 250SX East Class, Chase Sexton leads Shane McElrath by 10 points.
On Wednesday, Roczen was a guest on Lunch Talk Live on NBCSN hosted by Mike Tirico, where he discussed a potential resumption of the 2020 season.
Roczen on the return to racing: “When we start back up racing, there’s going to be a lot of racing all in a row … with little time off … I am definitely ready whenever we are ready to go.”
The inaugural Monster Energy Supercross E SX event, presented by Toyota, will air tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event features 14 riders competing in the 450SX Class and 250SX Class at virtual Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. in Monster Energy Supercross – Official Video Game 3.
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 2020. 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.
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