How to watch the 2022 Monster Jam season on NBC Sports: schedule, streams and times

Monster Jam 2022 schedule
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The NBC family of networks will feature 40 hours of Monster Jam coverage in 2022 across NBC, CNBC, and the NBC Sports app. Highlighting in the broadcast package are four hours of programming during the year on NBC and a Monster Jam race on CNBC every Saturday from March through September at noon ET.

Throughout the season, fans will watch as the Monster Jam drivers vie for one of five championships that will result in an automatic bid to be part of the Monster Jam World Finals XXI, which will be held May 21-22 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. That race will be broadcast on NBC on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, November 27 at 2 pm ET with an encore on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 at 5 pm ET

Other coverage on NBC includes action from Detroit on Sunday, June 12 at 3 pm ET and from Jacksonville on Saturday, July 2 at 2 pm ET.

Some of the drivers fans will want to keep an eye on are the 2021 Stadium Series champion, Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger, as he looks to repeat as champion.

Tyler Menninga will make his stadium debut in 2022 as he climbs into the legendary black and green Grave Digger. The 2022 season will mark the 40th anniversary for Grave Digger.

The most decorated Monster Jam athlete in the sport’s history, Tom Meents, will be looking to add more trophies to his collection.

MORE: All eyes are on Krysten Anderson as she inherits Grave Digger in Monster Jam

Cynthia Gauthier will pilot the Lucas Stabilizer as that truck debuts in the Monster Jam Series. The truck may be new, but Gauthier is the current Monster Jam World Finals High Jump champion.

Guinness World Record title holder Bari Musawwir returns to Zombie, Camden Murphy will once more be in Bakugan Dragonoid and Bryce Kenny in Great Clips Mohawk Warrior targets his first series championship.

Military veteran Kayla Blood will thrill the men and women in uniform as she muscles Soldier of Fortune around the track.

The Monster Jam 2022 schedule begins on Saturday, March 26 on CNBC.

For the second year, veteran host Scott Jordan returns to the booth, accompanied by former Monster Jam driver turned color commentator Colt Stephens.

On-the-track reporter Leslie Mears rounds out the Monster Jam broadcast team.

Monster Jam 2022 broadcast schedule (All races CNBC unless specified)

Mar. 26, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 1 – Oakland 1
Mar. 26, 1:00 PM ET; Rd 2 – Oakland 2
Mar. 26, 2:00 PM ET; Rd 3 – San Diego 1
Apr. 2, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 4 – San Diego 2
Apr. 9, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 5 – St. Louis 1
Apr. 9, 1:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 3- San Diego 1
Apr. 9, 2:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 4 – San Diego 2
Apr. 16, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 6 – St. Louis 2
Apr. 23, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 7 – Houston
Apr. 30, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 8 – Tampa 1
May 7 , 12:00 PM ET; Rd 9 – Tampa 2
May 14, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 10 – Minneapolis 1
May 21, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 11 – Minneapolis 2
May 28, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 12 – Anaheim 1
May 28, 1:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 9 – Tampa 2
June 4, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 13 – Anaheim 2
June 4, 1:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 11 – Minneapolis 2
June 4, 2:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 12 – Anaheim 1
June 11, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 14 – Detroit 1
June 12, 3:00 PM ET; Rd 15 – Detroit 2 (NBC)
June 18, 12:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 15 – Detroit 2
June 25, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 16 – Miami 1
June 25, 1:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 1 – Detroit 1
June 25, 2:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 2 – Detroit 2
July 2, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 17 – Miami 2
July 2, 2:00 PM ET; Rd 18 – Jacksonville (NBC)
July 9, 12:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 16 Miami 1
July 9, 1:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 17 Miami 2
July 16, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 19 – Seattle
July 23, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 20 – Indianapolis 1
July 23, 1:00 PM ET; Re-Air – Rd 19 – Seattle
July 30, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 21 – Indianapolis 2
Aug. 6, 12:00 PM ET; Rd 22 – Syracuse
Aug. 6 1:00PM ET Re-Air – Rd 21 – Indianapolis 2
Aug. 13 12:00PM ET Rd 23 – East Rutherford
Aug. 20 12:00PM ET Rd 24 – Salt Lake City
Aug. 27 12:00PM ET Rd 25 – Monster Jam World Finals 1
Sept. 3 12:00PM ET Rd – 26 – Monster Jam World Finals 2
Nov. 27 Sunday 2;00PM ET Re-Air – Rd 25 – Monster Jam World Finals 1 (NBC)
Dec. 31 5:00PM ET Re-Air – Rd 26 – Monster Jam World Finals 2 (NBC)

Hunter Lawrence defends Haiden Deegan after controversial block pass at Detroit


Media and fan attention focused on a controversial run-in between Haiden Deegan and his Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing teammate Jordon Smith during Round 10 of the Monster Energy Supercross race at Detroit, after which the 250 East points’ Hunter Lawrence defends the young rider in the postrace news conference.

Deegan took the early lead in Heat 1 of the round, but the mood swiftly changed when he became embroiled in a spirited battle with teammate Smith.

On Lap 3, Smith caught Deegan with a fast pass through the whoops. Smith briefly held the lead heading into a bowl turn but Deegan had the inside line and threw a block pass. In the next few turns, the action heated up until Smith eventually ran into the back of Deegan’s Yamaha and crashed.

One of the highlights of the battle seemed to include a moment when Deegan waited on Smith in order to throw a second block pass, adding fuel to the controversy.

After his initial crash, Smith fell to seventh on the next lap. He would crash twice more during the event, ultimately finishing four laps off the pace in 20th.

The topic was inevitably part of the postrace news conference.

“It was good racing; it was fun,” Deegan said at about the 27-minute mark in the video above. “I just had some fun doing it.”

Smith had more trouble in the Last Chance Qualifier. He stalled his bike in heavy traffic, worked his way into a battle for fourth with the checkers in sight, but crashed a few yards shy of the finish line and was credited with seventh. Smith earned zero points and fell to sixth in the standings.

Lawrence defends Deegan
Jordon Smith failed to make the Detroit Supercross Main and fell to sixth in the points. – Feld Motor Sports

“I think he’s like fifth in points,” Deegan said. “He’s a little out of it. Beside that it was good, I don’t know. I wasn’t really paying attention.”

Deegan jokingly deflected an earlier question with the response that he wasn’t paying attention during the incident.

“He’s my teammate, but he’s a veteran, he’s been in this sport for a while,” Deegan said. “I was up there just battling. I want to win as much as everybody else. It doesn’t matter if it’s a heat race or a main; I just want to win. I was just trying to push that.”

As Deegan and Smith battled, Jeremy Martin took the lead. Deegan finished second in the heat and backed up his performance with a solid third-place showing in the main, which was his second podium finish in a short six-race career. Deegan’s first podium was earned at Daytona, just two rounds ago.

But as Deegan struggled to find something meaningful to say, unsurprisingly for a 17-year-old rider who was not scheduled to run the full 250 schedule this year, it was the championship leader Lawrence who came to his defense.

Lawrence defends Deegan
A block pass by Haiden Deegan led to a series of events that eventually led to Jordon Smith failing to make the Main. – Feld Motor Sports

“I just want to point something out, which kind of amazes me,” Lawrence said during the conference. “So many of the people on social media, where everyone puts their expertise in, are saying the racing back in the ’80s, the early 90s, when me were men. They’re always talking about how gnarly it was and then anytime a block pass or something happens now, everyone cries about it.

“That’s just a little bit interesting. Pick one. You want the gnarly block passes from 10 years ago and then you get it, everyone makes a big song and dance about it.”

Pressed further, Lawrence defended not only the pass but the decision-making process that gets employed lap after lap in a Supercross race.

“It’s easy to point the finger,” Lawrence said. “We’re out there making decisions in a split millisecond. People have all month to pay their phone bill and they still can’t do that on time.

“We’re making decisions at such a fast reaction [time with] adrenaline. … I’m not just saying it for me or Haiden. I speak for all the guys. No one is perfect and we’re under a microscope out there. The media is really quick to point a finger when someone makes a mistake.”

The media is required to hold athletes accountable for their actions. They are also required to tell the complete story.