Dakar Rally: Daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, all competitors

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Here’s the key things you need to know about the 40th Dakar Rally, which begins today (Jan. 6) in Lima, Peru and concludes Jan. 20 in Cordoba, Argentina.

DAILY SCHEDULE

PERU

 Saturday, Jan. 6 – Stage 1: Lima to Pisco

Sunday, Jan. 7 – Stage 2: Pisco to Pisco

Monday, Jan. 8 – Stage 3: Pisco to San Juan De Marcona

Tuesday, Jan. 9 – Stage 4: San Juan De Marcona to San Juan De Marcona

Wednesday, Jan. 10 – Stage 5: San Juan De Marcona to Arequipa

Thursday, Jan. 11 – Stage 6: Arequipa to La Paz (Bolivia)

BOLIVIA

Friday, Jan. 12 – Rest Day: La Paz

Saturday, Jan. 13 – Stage 7: La Paz to Uyuni

Sunday, Jan. 14 – Stage 8: Uyuni to Tupiza

Monday, Jan. 15 – Stage 9: Tupiza to Salta (Argentina)

ARGENTINA

 Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Stage 10: Salta to Belen

Wednesday, Jan. 17 – Stage 11: Belen to Fiambala to Chilecito

Thursday, Jan. 18 – Stage 12: Fiambala to Chilecito to San Juan

Friday, Jan. 19 – Stage 13: San Juan to Cordoba

Saturday, Jan. 20 – Stage 14: Cordoba to Cordoba

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NBCSN BROADCAST SCHEDULE (All times Eastern time, each program lasts 30 minutes unless where indicated)

Sunday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 8, 11 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 5 p.m.

Wednesday Jan. 10, 1:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 11, 12 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 12, 2:30 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 14, 12 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 5 p.m. (special one-hour show)

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

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COMPETITORS

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Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll

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Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with RacerXOnline.com before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.