NBCSN’s 2017 Dakar Rally coverage times, starting Tuesday at 5:30

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The 2017 Dakar Rally kicks off NBCSN’s motorsports coverage for the new year. Daily coverage starts on Tuesday, January 3, at 5:30 p.m. ET and runs through January 16; the rally itself runs January 2 to 14.

This year’s rally course takes competitors from Ascunsion in Paraguay to the finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A quick course outline and key competitors who could be in line to win are in the below videos.

Last year’s rally winners were Stephane Peterhansel (Cars, Peugeot 208 DKR), Toby Price (Bikes, KTM 450 Rally), Gerard de Rooy (Trucks, Iveco PowerStar) and Marcos Patronelli (Quads, Yamaha).

The full entry list for this year’s rally is here, via the Dakar website.

Times for NBCSN’s coverage of daily shows and re-airs are linked here and also below, with the primetime slots (after 5:30 p.m. ET) recapping the previous day’s action in 30-minute segments.

All new episodes are at 6:30 p.m. ET with the exception of the 5:30 p.m. ET show on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the 12 p.m. ET show on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Monday, Jan. 9 at midnight ET.

Leigh Diffey hosts all shows, while there will be interviews from the event site itself.

Date Time Network
Tue 1/3 5:30pm-6:00pm NBCSN
Wed 1/4 6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Thu 1/5 6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Fri 1/6 6:00pm-6:30pm NBCSN
6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Sat 1/7 12:00am-12:30am NBCSN
12:30am-1:00am NBCSN
2:00am-2:30am NBCSN
2:30am-3:00am NBCSN
9:00am-9:30am NBCSN
9:30am-10:00am NBCSN
12:00pm-12:30pm NBCSN
Sun 1/8 9:00am-9:30am NBCSN
9:30am-10:00am NBCSN
6:00pm-6:30pm NBCSN
6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Mon 1/9 12:00am-12:30am NBCSN
6:00pm-6:30pm NBCSN
6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Tue 1/10 6:00pm-6:30pm NBCSN
6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Wed 1/11 6:00pm-6:30pm NBCSN
6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Thu 1/12 2:30am-3:00am NBCSN
6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
11:30pm-12:00am NBCSN
Fri 1/13 12:00am-12:30am NBCSN
12:30am-1:00am NBCSN
1:00am-1:30am NBCSN
1:30am-2:00am NBCSN
2:00am-2:30am NBCSN
2:30am-3:00am NBCSN
6:00pm-6:30pm NBCSN
6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Sat 1/14 6:30pm-7:00pm NBCSN
Mon 1/16 12:00am-12:30am NBCSN

New episodes in bold.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.