NBC Sports announces how to watch the Pro Motocross 2020 season

Pro Motocross TV schedule
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NBC Sports announced Tuesday its TV schedule for the nine rounds in the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold.

Coverage will begin Saturday with the inaugural Loretta Lynn’s National in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Same-day delayed coverage of the Moto2 will begin at 12 a.m. ET on NBC, and Moto2 450 will be broadcast Sunday at noon ET on NBC.

Either NBC or NBCSN will present every Moto 2 from all nine rounds of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season. All televised coverage also will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

PRO MOTOCROSS SCHEDULE: Dates, times and tracks for all nine rounds

NBC Sports Gold’s Pro Motocross Pass will feature live, commercial-free coverage of every Moto 1 and Moto 2 from each round, as well as full event replays and qualifiers from the two previous seasons. Pro Motocross Pass will present Qualifying sessions for all nine rounds for domestic subscribers.

Jason Weigandt will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all race telecasts alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston. Will Christien will serve as the pit reporter during the 2020 season.

Here is the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship broadcast schedule (dates and times are subject to change):

Date Event Time (ET) Network
Sat., Aug. 15 Loretta Lynn’s TN National – 2nd Motos* 12 a.m. NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 16 Loretta Lynn’s TN National – 2nd Motos (450MX)** 12 p.m. NBC
Sat., Aug. 22 Loretta Lynn’s TN National – 2nd Motos* 12:30 a.m. NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 29 Ironman IN National – 2nd Motos* 7 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 4 RedBud MI National 1 – 2nd Motos 10 p.m. NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 7 RedBud MI National 2 – 2nd Motos 3 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 19 Spring Creek MN National – 2nd Motos* 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 26 WW Ranch FL National – 2nd Motos* 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 3 Thunder Valley CO National – 2nd Motos* 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 10 Fox Raceway CA National – 2nd Motos 6 p.m. NBCSN

*Same-Day Delay

**Next-Day Delay

Three-time W Series champ Jamie Chadwick joining Andretti in Indy NXT Series for 2023

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Jamie Chadwick, the three-time W Series champion, will drive for Andretti Autosport in the Indy NXT Series next season.

Chadwick will make her debut in an American racing series in March, driving the No. 28 for Andretti Autosport with sponsorship from DHL. The 24-year-old will become the first female driver in 13 years to compete full time in the Indy NXT championship.

Chadwick joined the female free-to-enter W Series in its inaugural 2019 season, winning two races and the first of three consecutive championships. She has been a reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team and will continue in that role in 2023. She also has driven in the Extreme E Series.

Despite her success, Chadwick hasn’t landed a bigger ride in F3 or F2, and her break didn’t come until Michael Andretti contacted her and offered a test in an Indy NXT car.

The final three races of this year’s W Series schedule were canceled when funding fell through, but Chadwick still believes the all-female series was the right path for her.

“W Series has always been and will continue to be an opportunity to be racing for every female driver, so for my side, I looked at it while perhaps I would have liked to step up maybe earlier, at the same time being able to have that chance to race, get that experience, have that development, seat time… I was constantly learning,” Chadwick told The Associated Press.

“In that sense, I wasn’t frustrated at all. But on the flip side of it, now I’ve had that experience testing in the United States in Indy NXT and this is something I’m really excited about.”

Chadwick also is expected to have an enhanced role as a development driver next season with Williams, which chose American driver Logan Sargeant to fill its open seat on next year’s F1 grid.

“Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL,” said Michael Andretti. “Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but Indy NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing.

“We’ve turned out five Indy NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent.”

Indy NXT is the new name of the rebranded Indy Lights Series, the final step on the ladder system before IndyCar.

Andretti will field two drivers next season in IndyCar that were developed in Indy NXT: Kyle Kirkwood, the 2021 champion, will return to Andretti after one season in IndyCar driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, and Devlin DeFrancesco is back for a second season.

Chadwick will be teammates in Indy NXT with Hunter McElrea and Louis Foster. She becomes Andretti’s second full-time female driver alongside Catie Munnings, who competes for Andretti United in the Extreme E Series.