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NTT INDYCAR SERIES $1 MILLION CHALLENGE AT THE THERMAL CLUB THIS SUNDAY ON NBC AND PEACOCK HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ MOTORSPORTS COVERAGE THIS WEEK

Live Coverage From The Thermal Club Airs Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock; Peacock Exclusively Streams All Test and Qualifying Sessions

2024 Monster Energy Supercross Season Continues from Lumen Field in Seattle, Wash., this Saturday Live at 8 p.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 20, 2024 – NBC Sports presents the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES $1 Million Challenge from The Thermal Club at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains outside of Palm Springs, Calif., this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, headlining NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage this weekend.

NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship series and Monster Energy Supercross season continues this weekend from Lumen Field in Seattle. Wa., on Saturday live at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.

 

INDYCAR: $1 MILLION CHALLENGE AT THE THERMAL CLUB

The Thermal Club – a private, world-class facility known as the ultimate destination for motorsports enthusiasts – will open its gates for the $1 Million Challenge this weekend across NBC and Peacock, as top NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers will showcase their skills in this unique event that features the series’ largest purse for a race outside of the Indy 500 in more than two decades.

Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and two-time INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, who won the season-opening race on the streets of St. Petersburg, headlines the field which includes two-time INDYCAR champion Alex Palou. six-time series champion Scott Dixon, and two-time series champion Will Power.

The format of the $1 Million Challenge will begin with testing on Friday and Saturday, leading into qualifying on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Peacock. Sunday’s coverage on NBC and Peacock will include two heat races to determine the 12-car field that will compete in $1 Million Challenge’s “Sprint for the Purse.”

NBC Sports’ lead INDYCAR commentary team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and James Hinchcliffe (analyst) will call the event. Marty Snider and Kevin Lee will provide reports from pit road.

Live coverage of testing and qualifying will stream exclusively on Peacock. For more information about Peacock’s comprehensive streaming coverage of the 2024 INDYCAR season and how to sign up, click here.

 

BROADCAST TEAM

  • Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
  • Analysts: Townsend Bell, James Hinchcliffe
  • Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kevin Lee

 

HOW TO WATCH

  • TV – NBC
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

 

Date Coverage Platform(s) Time (ET)
Fri., March 22 The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge – Test 1 Peacock 12 p.m.
The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge – Test 2 Peacock 5 p.m.
Sat., March 23 The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge – Test 3 Peacock 12 p.m.
The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge – Test 4 Peacock 4 p.m.
The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge – Qualifying Peacock 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.

 

 

MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS: SEATTLE

The 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship series and Monster Energy Supercross season continues this weekend from Lumen Field in Seattle, Wa., on Saturday live at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.

Last week in Indianapolis, Jett Lawrence (210 pts) won his third consecutive race and fifth race of the season to extend his lead atop the 450SX Class standings over Cooper Webb (189 pts) and Chase Sexton (185 pts). Levi Kitchen (106 pts) currently leads the 250SX West standings over Jordon Smith (102 pts) and R.J. Hampshire (101 pts).

Race Day Live qualifying coverage on Saturday from Seattle gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock. All live Supercross coverage, including races, heats, and qualifying, plus on-demand replays, will be available on Peacock this season. Click here for more details.

A 31-race SuperMotocross World Championship schedule, inclusive of Supercross and Pro Motocross, will be presented across Peacock, NBC, CNBC, USA Network, and NBC Sports digital platforms in 2024, culminating with two SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff events and the SuperMotocross World Championship Final. The complete schedule can be found here.

 

BROADCAST TEAM

  • Play by Play: Jason Weigandt
  • Analyst: Ricky Carmichael
  • Reporters: Will Christien, Jason Thomas

 

HOW TO WATCH

  • Streaming – Peacock (LIVE), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

 

Date Coverage Platform(s) Time (ET)
Sat., March 23 Monster Energy Supercross – Race Day Live Peacock 2:30 p.m.
Monster Energy Supercross – Race Peacock 8 p.m.

 

–NBC SPORTS–