FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 14th, 2021
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS BEGINS 2021 SEASON IN HOUSTON THIS SATURDAY LIVE AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Season Opening Supercross Event Kicks Off Tripleheader in Houston: Round 2 on Tues., Jan. 19, and Round 3 on Sat., Jan. 23, on NBCSN
Peacock Premium is New Streaming Home of Supercross
Mecum Auctions Begins 2021 in Kissimmee with 20+ Hours of World’s Largest Annual Collector-Car Auction Coverage Across NBC and NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 14, 2021 – The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season begins this Saturday from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday kicks off a tripleheader in Houston with Round 2 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 p.m. ET and Round 3 on Saturday, Jan. 23, live at 8 p.m. ET.
Peacock Premium, the new streaming home of Supercross, provides live and commercial-free coverage of qualifiers and races as well as on-demand replays.
- Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
- Analyst: Ricky Carmichael
- Host: Daniel Blair
- Reporter: Will Christien
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBCSN
- Streaming – Peacock Premium
|Sat., Jan. 16||Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying||Peacock Premium||12 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross – Event||NBCSN*||6 p.m.|
|Tues., Jan. 19||Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying||Peacock Premium||2:30 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross – Event||Peacock Premium||8:30 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross – Event||NBCSN^||10:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 23||Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying||Peacock Premium||2 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross – Event||NBCSN*||8 p.m.|
*also streams live on Peacock Premium
- Star-Studded Field of Competitors: Reigning Supercross Champion Eli Tomac looks to defend his title against Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, Justin Barcia, Adam Cianciarulo, Chase Sexton and Zach Osborne in the 450SX Class. The 250SX Class features Austin Forkner and Jett Lawrence.
- Gearing Up: An encore presentation of the Supercross season preview special will air this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. The NBC Sports broadcast team discussed the upcoming season, including the season opener in Houston here.
- Malcolm Stewart: 2016 250SX Eastern Regional Champion and current 450SX rider Malcolm Stewart is featured in a story by NBC Sports’ motorsports writer Nate Ryan that focuses on social justice efforts he’s involved in within the sport, his love for fishing, and his new ride with Yamaha this upcoming season. The story is available here.
- The Lone Star State: Event marks the first time the series will begin the season outside of California in 25 years.
MECUM AUCTIONS: KISSIMMEE
- Host: Scott Hoke
- Analysts: John Kraman, Stephen Cox
- Reporters: Bill Stephens, Katie Osborne
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
|Thurs., Jan. 14||NBCSN||11 a.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 15||NBCSN||11 a.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 16||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Sun., Jan. 17||NBCSN||11:30 a.m.^|
- Kissimmee Headliners: The 10-day auction from Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., features nearly 3,000 classic and collector vehicles ranging from entry-level collectibles to multimillion-dollar auctions, headlined by the 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback Shelby No. 13 and 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC.
- Coverage: Nearly 25 hours will be presented across NBC and NBCSN over the course of four days, including an hour-long broadcast on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Monster Energy Supercross and Mecum Auctions are part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2021, spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, MotoGP, Monster Jam, American Flat Track, Dakar Rally, and more.