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NBC Sports Group to televise Monster Energy Supercross and Monster Jam starting in 2019

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Things will be revving up even more this upcoming racing season, as NBC Sports Group and Feld Motor Sports announced Friday a multi-year agreement to televise the Monster Energy Supercross and Monster Jam series.

The agreement will feature nearly 100 hours of Supercross and Monster Jam coverage in 2019 across several platforms including NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App and NBC Sports Gold.

“We’re proud to welcome Feld Motor Sports properties, Monster Energy Supercross and Monster Jam, to the NBC Sports family,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “Fans know that NBC Sports is The Home of Motorsports in the U.S., and the addition of Supercross and Monster Jam to our portfolio further enhances our robust offering on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports’ digital platforms, including our direct-to-consumer product, NBC Sports Gold.”

NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive coverage of all Supercross Heats, Last Chance Qualifiers and Main Events across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold.

All 26 Monster Jam events will air on NBCSN, as well as will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

NBC Sports Gold’s subscription package, “Supercross Pass,” will air all Supercross qualifiers and races live and without commercial interruption, as well as full on-demand replays. “Supercross Pass” is available now for $74.99. Click here to purchase.

The first installment of “Supercross Pass” on NBC Sports Gold kicks off today.

Then at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, NBC Sports will air Supercross and Monster Jam season previews. Those season preview programs will encore on Saturday, Dec. 29 on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET.

Monster Jam will join Monster Energy Supercross in a new multi-year TV partnership with NBC Sports Group. (Photo: Feld Motor Sports)

“With the rise in attendance and viewership of our Supercross and Monster Jam properties, moving to The Home of Motorsports with NBC Sports Group for our media coverage is a natural fit,” said Vicki Silver, Chief Marketing Officer for Feld Entertainment. “More than 70 percent of our fan base is from the millennial age group, and with NBC Sports Gold and our new partnership, we will offer viewing flexibility and exclusive content to Supercross fans. Monster Jam programming and content will also be enhanced with by NBC Sports’ digital portfolio.”

NBC Sports’ 2019 Supercross programming begins Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, on NBCSN with live coverage from Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., kicking off the first of 15 consecutive weeks of Supercross on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold.

The 2019 schedule includes a pair of events airing on NBC: Sunday, Jan. 13 from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and Sunday, May 5 from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

The 2019 coverage will culminate with the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 19 on NBCSN.

Here’s the full 2019 Monster Energy Supercross schedule on NBC and NBCSN.

Date Event Coverage Time (ET)
Sat., January 5 Anaheim NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sat., January 12 Glendale NBCSN 9 p.m.
Sun., January 13 Glendale NBC* 4:30 p.m.
Sat., January 19 Anaheim NBCSN* 11 p.m.
Sun., January 27 Oakland NBCSN* 3 p.m.
Sat., February 2 San Diego NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sat., February 9 Minneapolis NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., February 16 Arlington NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Sat., February 23 Detroit NBCSN* 8 p.m.
Sat., March 2 Atlanta NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sat., March 9 Daytona NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., March 16 Indianapolis NBCSN* 11 p.m.
Sat., March 23 Seattle NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sat., March 30 Houston NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., April 6 Nashville NBCSN* 11 p.m.
Sat., April 13 Denver NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Sat., April 27 East Rutherford NBCSN* 5 p.m.
Sat., May 4 Las Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., May 5 Las Vegas NBC* 12:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 19 Las Vegas NBCSN* 10 p.m.

*delayed coverage

#All televised coverage streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app

Following is the full qualifying and main race schedule for the 2019 Supercross schedule on NBC Sports Gold:

Date Event Time (ET)
Sat., January 5 Anaheim – Qualifying 4 p.m.
Anaheim – Main Race 10 p.m.
Sat., January 12 Glendale – Qualifying 3 p.m.
Glendale – Main Race 9 p.m.
Sat., January 19 Anaheim – Qualifying 4 p.m.
Anaheim – Main Race 10 p.m.
Sat., January 26 Oakland – Qualifying 4 p.m.
Oakland – Main Race 10 p.m.
Sat., February 2 San Diego – Qualifying 4 p.m.
San Diego – Main Race 10 p.m.
Sat., February 9 Minneapolis – Qualifying 2 p.m.
Minneapolis – Main Race 8 p.m.
Sat., February 16 Arlington – Qualifying 2 p.m.
Arlington – Main Race 8:30 p.m.
Sat., February 23 Detroit – Qualifying 1 p.m.
Detroit – Main Race 7 p.m.
Sat., March 2 Atlanta – Qualifying 1 p.m.
Atlanta – Main Race 7 p.m.
Sat., March 9 Daytona – Qualifying 1 p.m.
Daytona – Main Race 7:30 p.m.
Sat., March 16 Indianapolis – Qualifying 1 p.m.
Indianapolis – Main Race 7 p.m.
Sat., March 23 Seattle – Qualifying 4 p.m.
Seattle – Main Race 10 p.m.
Sat., March 30 Houston – Qualifying 2 p.m.
Houston – Main Race 8 p.m.
Sat., April 6 Nashville – Qualifying 2 p.m..
Nashville – Main Race 8 p.m.
Sat., April 13 Denver – Qualifying 2:30 p.m.
Denver – Main Race 8:30 p.m.
Sat., April 27 East Rutherford – Qualifying 11 a.m.
East Rutherford – Main Race 5 p.m.
Sat., May 4 Las Vegas – Qualifying 4 p.m.
Las Vegas – Main Race 10 p.m.

 

Five things to watch for in Bommarito Auto Group 500 at Gateway

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There have been five different winners in the last five weeks of the NTT IndyCar season and driver that kicked off that streak in Elkhart Lake is in desperate need of a victory to help close the points gap to the leader. After being involved in the Lap 1 accident at Pocono Raceway last week, Alexander Rossi sits 35 points behind Josef Newgarden. Rossi’s two victories this season have come on road courses.

This week’s Bommarito Auto Group 500 the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway is the third race on this track since IndyCar first revisited it in 2017. Newgarden took the checkers in 2017; Will Power grabbed the glory last year. Gateway also hosted races from 2001-2003.

Here are some of the storylines to watch this Sunday:

  1. For most of the drivers in the field, this will mark only their third time to race at Gateway, but two drivers were around in 2003 when IndyCar visited this track previously. Scott Dixon finished 15th in that race. He found the handle when Indy returned in 2017 to finish second and then third last year. Tony Kanaan was second in 2003; unfortunately he went the other direction and has not scored a top-10 at Gateway since.
  2. If one is looking for perfection on this track type, Simon Pagenaud is the only driver to sweep the top 10 on ovals in the past two years. In his last 10 starts on them, he has garnered an average finish of 5.2; his last five attempts have been sixth or better including a win in this year’s Indy 500. Pagenaud finished third at Gateway in 2017 and was fourth last year.
  3. The top two drivers in the points standings should also challenge for a top-five this week. Rossi was perfect alongside Pagenaud on ovals until his accident last week at Pocono with a sweep of the top 10 and seven top-fives in his last nine races. Newgarden also has nine top-10s and a worst of 13th on ovals in the past two years.
  4. Don’t count Dixon out of the points battle yet. While he currently sits 52 points out of first, Dixon is the hottest driver on the circuit with a current streak of five top-fives to his credit including his victory at Mid-Ohio two weeks ago. His oval record is a little spottier with two runner-up finishes and two 17th-place finishes in the last four races.
  5. Last week’s first-lap carnage ended Rossi’s top-10 streak at seven, but one other driver was able to sneak through and extend his. Graham Rahal will vie for his ninth consecutive top-10 this week, but that success is questionable in light of his Gateway record. Rahal finished 12th in 2017 and was barely able to crack the top 10 in 10th last year.

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