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Thursday, February 11th, 2021
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SEASON CONTINUES IN ORLANDO THIS SATURDAY LIVE AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Florida Swing Begins Saturday Followed by Back-to-Back Races in Orlando on Sat., Feb. 20, and from Daytona International Speedway on Sat., March 6
Ken Roczen Aims for Fourth Straight Victory in 450SX Class on Saturday
NBC’s Supercross Coverage on Jan. 31 from Indianapolis Ranked as NBC Sports’ Most-Watched Supercross Telecast on Record
Peacock Premium is New Streaming Home of Supercross
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 11, 2021 – The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season continues this Saturday from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., in the first open stadium racing of the season live at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock Premium. Saturday begins a Florida swing tripleheader with Round 8 also taking place in Orlando on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. ET and Round 9 from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. ET.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better start to a new Supercross season. Four different winners in the first six races including a hat trick of wins by Ken Roczen – it’s been incredibly entertaining and exciting!” said Supercross and INDYCAR play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey. “The Florida swing sees a switch to outdoor venues and maybe a switch of fortune for some riders who need it.”
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
- Reporters: Daniel Blair, Will Christien, Rutledge Wood
NASCAR on NBC features reporter Rutledge Wood makes his Supercross on-air debut this Saturday, where he will contribute on-site at the track, including stories on the unsung roles of in-race flaggers and a new electric motorcycle on the junior level that is making inroads in dirt racing.
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBCSN
- Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock Premium
|Sat., Feb. 13||Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying||Peacock Premium||1:30 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross – Event||NBCSN, Peacock Premium, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||7:30 p.m.|
- Event Headlines: Ken Roczen (138 pts) leads the 450SX Class standings following three consecutive victories in Indianapolis. 2019 champion Cooper Webb (122 pts) and defending champion Eli Tomac (114 pts) round out the current top three in the 450SX standings. In the Eastern Regional 250SX Class, Yamaha teammates Colt Nichols (143 pts) and Christian Craig (137 pts) are only separated by six points atop the points standings in the final race of the Eastern Regional before the season finale in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Monster Energy Supercross coverage on Sunday, Jan. 31, from Indianapolis on NBC (5-6 p.m. ET) averaged 877,000 viewers to rank as NBC Sports’ most-watched Supercross telecast on record, up 71% vs. last year’s Supercross on NBC average viewership. To date, live Supercross coverage on NBCSN in 2021 is averaging 267,000 viewers per race, which is up 7% from the first four live races of 2020 (250,000 viewers).
Monster Energy Supercross is part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2021, spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, Mecum Auctions, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, MotoGP, Monster Jam, American Flat Track, Dakar Rally, and more.