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NBC Sports announces 2020 Supercross coverage schedule

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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced today that over 120 hours of Monster Energy Supercross coverage will air on the NBC family of networks in 2020.

Highlights of the 2020 partnership include live coverage of all Supercross Heats, Last Chance Qualifiers and Main Events across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold.

In addition, NBC Sports Gold will offer subscribers “Supercross Pass” – a comprehensive one-stop-shop package of events that will include all Supercross qualifiers and races live and on-demand replays without commercial interruption, as well as present exclusive expert analysis and interviews. “Supercross Pass” is available now for $74.99. Click here to purchase.

NBC Sports looks ahead to 2020 with the Supercross preview show, a one-hour made-for-television special that will air this Saturday night, Dec. 28, at 12 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

The season preview features an all-star cast of superstars – Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac, Adam Cianciarulo, Malcolm Stewart and reigning Supercross Champion Cooper Webb as they prepare for the gate to drop in Anaheim, plus an interview with long-time fan favorite Chad Reed as he plans to line up for the final season in his illustrious career. Encore presentations will air on NBCSN on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. ET and on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 9 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ 2020 Supercross programming begins Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN with live coverage from Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif., kicking off the first of 14 consecutive weeks of Supercross on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold, before returning for the final three rounds after the Easter break.

Ralph Sheheen and Leigh Diffey will handle play-by-play duties for this season’s Supercross coverage. They’ll be joined by five-time Supercross champion and seven-time Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, host and former racer Daniel Blair, and reporter Will Christien.

The 2020 schedule includes a pair of events airing on NBC: Sunday, Jan. 12, from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo., and Sunday, April 19 from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The 2020 season will culminate with the Monster Energy Cup on Saturday, Oct. 10 on NBCSN.

Below is the complete 2020 Monster Energy Supercross schedule on NBC and NBCSN. 

Date Event Coverage Time (ET)
Sat., January 4

 

Anaheim

 

NBCSN

 

10 p.m.

 

Sat., January 11

 

St. Louis

 

NBCSN

 

8 p.m.

 

Sun., January 12

 

St. Louis

 

NBC*

 

4:30 p.m.

 

Sat., January 18

 

Anaheim

 

NBCSN

 

10 p.m.

 

Sun., January 26

 

Glendale

 

NBCSN*

 

2 p.m.

 

Sat., February 1

 

Oakland

 

NBCSN

 

8:30 p.m.

 

Sat., February 8

 

San Diego

 

NBCSN

 

10 p.m.

 

Sat., February 15

 

Tampa

 

NBCSN

 

7 p.m.

 

Sat., February 22

 

Arlington

 

NBCSN

 

8:30 p.m.

 

Sat., February 29

 

Atlanta

 

NBCSN

 

5 p.m.

 

Sat., March 7

 

Daytona

 

NBCSN

 

7:30 p.m.

 

Sat., March 14

 

Indianapolis

 

NBCSN

 

7 p.m.

 

Sat., March 21

 

Detroit

 

NBCSN

 

6 p.m.

 

Sat., March 28

 

Seattle

 

NBCSN

 

9 p.m.

 

Sat., April 4

 

Denver

 

NBCSN*

 

11 p.m.

 

Sat., April 18

 

Foxborough

 

NBCSN*

 

8 p.m.

 

Sun,. April 19

 

Foxborough

 

NBC*

 

11 p.m.

 

Sat., April 25

 

Las Vegas

 

NBCSN

 

10 p.m.

 

Sat., May 2

 

Salt Lake City

 

NBCSN

 

9 p.m.

 

*Delayed coverage

All televised coverage will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.