FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS REVS ON THIS SATURDAY FROM ORLANDO IN PRIMETIME LIVE AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Florida Swing Continues Saturday and Concludes with Race from Daytona International Speedway on Sat., March 6
New Dale Jr. Download Episode with Corey & Randy LaJoie – Today at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Kyle Petty, Jeff Burton and Dale Jarrett Highlight NASCAR Talk Series on Dale Earnhardt’s Legacy, Penned by NBC Sports’ Nate Ryan and Dustin Long
Supercross Viewership Up 14% vs. 2020 For Weekend Premieres on NBC and NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 17, 2021 – The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season continues this Saturday in primetime from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock Premium.
Following Saturday’s race, the Florida swing comes to a conclusion with Round 9 from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, March 6, at 7 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.
Viewership for NBC Sports’ weekend Supercross premieres on NBC and NBCSN is up 14% vs. 2020 (303,000 average viewers) including last weekend’s coverage from Orlando, which saw a 10% increase in viewership on NBCSN vs. 2020 average viewership.
- Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
- Analyst: Ricky Carmichael
- Reporters: Daniel Blair, Will Christien
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBCSN
- Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock Premium
|Sat., Feb. 20||Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying||Peacock Premium||1 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross – Event||NBCSN, Peacock Premium, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||7 p.m.|
- Event Headlines: Ken Roczen (161 pts) continues to lead the 450SX Class standings, as 2019 champion Cooper Webb (148 pts) narrowly trails following his victory last weekend. Defending champion Eli Tomac (132 pts) rounds out the current top three in the 450SX standings. The Western Regional 250SX Class will get underway with its first race of the season on Saturday, featuring contenders including Garrett Marchbanks, Justin Cooper and Cameron McAdoo.
DALE JR. DOWNLOAD
NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie, coming off a ninth-place finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500, and his father, two-time Xfinity Series champion Randy LaJoie, are this week’s guests on the Dale Jr. Download episode that airs tonight at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., the Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN takes viewers couch-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast, featuring unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight that fans have come to expect from Dale Jr.
NASCAR TALK SERIES ON DALE EARNHARDT
Throughout this week, NBC Sports’ motorsports reporters Dustin Long and Nate Ryan look back at the life, legacy, and long-lasting impact of Dale Earnhardt, who died at the Daytona 500 20 years ago, in an oral history series. The feature stories include the thoughts and insights of those who knew Earnhardt on and off the track, including Kyle Petty, Jeff Burton, and Dale Jarrett among many others. The series can be read on NASCAR Talk on NBCSports.com.
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.