FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 4th, 2021
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS FROM DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY PRESENTED THIS SATURDAY IN PRIMETIME LIVE AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Historic Daytona International Speedway Site for Round 9 Battle as Eli Tomac Aims for Historic Fifth Victory at Daytona
Dr. Jerry Punch Featured on New Dale Jr. Download Episode Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Latest Episode of NASCAR America Splash ‘N Go Available Now
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 4, 2021 – The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season continues this Saturday in primetime from Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock Premium. NBC Sports’ Supercross analyst Ricky Carmichael, a five-time Daytona Supercross race winner, designed the course at Daytona International Speedway for the 14th consecutive year.
During Saturday’s telecast, as part of “Motorsports Junction,” defending champion Eli Tomac sits down with three-time Daytona 500 champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett to discuss the motorsports history surrounding Daytona International Speedway, what tying Carmichael’s track record would mean to Tomac, and how this weekend’s race can make or break the remainder of his season.
Earlier today, Carmichael and NBC Sports’ Supercross play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey previewed Saturday’s race here. Below are highlights:
Carmichael on the Monster Energy Supercross stop at Daytona International Speedway: “You ask any of these riders the one race that they want to win and that’s Daytona Supercross because it is physically the hardest Supercross race of the year…a lot of prestige (and) heritage on the line.”
Carmichael on Eli Tomac aiming to become a five-time winner of the Daytona Supercross race, tying Carmichael’s record: “If he wins, it’s almost validation for his season…we all know this track favors him, his results speak for themselves…it’d be a great story to see him get that fifth win (at Daytona).”
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
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBCSN
- Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock Premium
|Sat., March 6||Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying||Peacock Premium||1 p.m.|
|Monster Energy Supercross – Event||NBCSN, Peacock Premium, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||7 p.m.|
|Monster Jam – Houston||NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||10 p.m.|
- Event Headlines: Ken Roczen (180 pts) continues to lead the 450SX Class standings, as 2019 champion Cooper Webb (174 pts) narrowly trails following his second consecutive victory in Orlando two weekends ago. Defending champion Eli Tomac (149 pts) rounds out the current top three in the 450SX standings. Justin Cooper earned his fourth career victory when he won the Western Regional 250SX Class season opener in Orlando, with Cameron McAdoo and Garrett Marchbanks rounding out the podium.
- Monster Jam: Tom Meents, driver of Max-D Fire, has won five consecutive Monster Jam events, including the last three at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
DALE JR. DOWNLOAD
Dr. Jerry Punch, a motorsports and college football reporter for ESPN who also has found himself using his medical background in several instances at racetracks, is this week’s guest on the Dale Jr. Download episode that airs tonight at 8 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 AMERICA SPLASH ‘N GO
The latest episode of NASCAR America Splash ‘N Go features NASCAR on NBC’s Kelli Stavast, NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and 1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett, and NBC Sports motorsports reporter Nate Ryan, previewing this Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 Presented By Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the recent NASCAR driver testing session at Circuit of the Americas. Click here to view the entire episode.
Monster Energy Supercross and Monster Jam are part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2021, spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, Mecum Auctions, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, MotoGP, American Flat Track, Dakar Rally, and more.