Conor Daly joins Sebring lineup in Performance Tech PC entry


Although he’s tested an IndyCar this offseason and banked a bunch of GP2 experience, Conor Daly is going to have his next race in a sports car.

The 23-year-old American will join the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports lineup for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in the Prototype Challenge class, along with James French and Jerome Mee.

Daly will have his first crack at the race where his dad, Derek, has won twice.

“The deal came together over the last couple of days,” Daly said. “The team’s driver coach Jonatan Jorge is a friend of mine and suggested I’d be a good choice for the team. I had a couple good talks with Brent and we decided to go to work at Sebring.

“My dad won the race in 1990 and ’91, so no pressure. I’m excited to get a chance at somewhere my dad experienced a lot of success. Sebring is honestly one of my favorite tracks, I ran here from 2008 to 2010 with Skip Barber and Star Mazda.

“All this has been brought on by the team. I have to thank Brent, he’s such a great guy and I’m lucky to be with a great team. I’m just thankful for the opportunity and ready to get to work on Sebring.”

As yet, Daly doesn’t have any remaining races sorted – the same is true for Justin Wilson, who is in Michael Shank Racing’s No. 60 Ligier JS P2 Honda this week at Sebring – but both will be keen to post a good result and/or a good impression this weekend.

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

Peacock Supercross Motocross 2023
Feld Entertainment, Inc.

NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.