Saturday’s Supercross Round 9 at Daytona: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info

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Monster Energy Supercross points leader Eli Tomac will have a shot at history in Round 9 of the 2022 season at Daytona International Speedway (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, CNBC and Peacock).

With five victories at the World Center of Racing, Tomac can break a tie with Ricky Carmichael for most Supercross victories at the historic track.

“I want to see him do it. I love seeing history being made, and he deserves it,” Carmichael said in a track release. “I think he’s the one to beat my record. His style fits this track. He is a fantastic rider and a great ambassador of our sport.

“He has great core values and comes from a great racing family. He is someone for our youth to look up to. He is special. Watch him during Daytona Supercross – what he is able to do and how he can work the track and how strong he is, he’s something certainly special.”

Diffey, has designed the layout at Daytona for the 15th consecutive year.

“It’s such an honor to be part of Daytona International Speedway, the World Center of Racing,” Carmichael said. “We’ve got some obstacles, fast, rolling sand whoops, and it’s going to be really spectacular.”

Tomac also will be featured in a sitdown interview with Carmichael during Saturday’s prerace coverage, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Qualifying will start at 2 p.m. ET on Peacock.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 9 of the 2022 Supercross season in Daytona:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Supercross Round 9 in Daytona will begin live Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Qualifying will begin on Peacock at 2 p.m. ET. An event replay will be shown Sunday at noon ET on CNBC.

All 17 rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will be broadcast live across the NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will stream live coverage of heats, qualifiers and main events. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock Click here for more details (information on how to sign up is available by clicking here).

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times and schedule for Saturday’s Supercross Round 9 at Daytona International Speedway:

1:35 p.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
1:50 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
2:05 p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
2:20 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
2:35 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
2:50 p.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying
3:50 p.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
4:05 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
4:20 p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
4:35 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
4:50 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
5:05 p.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying
7:36 p.m.: 250 Heat 1
7:50 p.m.: 250 Heat 2
8:04 p.m.: 450 Heat 1
8:18 p.m.: 450 Heat 2
8:50 p.m.: 250 Last Chance Qualifier
9:02 p.m.: 450 Last Chance Qualifier
9:24 p.m.: 250 Main Event
9:59 p.m.: 450 Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map for Supercross Round 9 in Daytona

HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2022Full NBC Sports schedule

ROUND 1: Ken Roczen scores his fourth victory in the season opener at Anaheim

ROUND 2: Jason Anderson earns first victory since 2018 championship

ROUND 3: Breakthrough victory for Chase Sexton

ROUND 4: Eli Tomac scores first win aboard a Yamaha

ROUND 5: Tomac takes Triple Crown event in Glendale

ROUND 6: Anderson triumphs in Anaheim

ROUND 7: Anderson takes advantage of late stumble by Sexton

ROUND 8: Tomac nips Anderson in Arlington Triple Crown

FINAL 2021 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings

AJ Foyt Racing promotes Benjamin Pedersen from Indy Lights to IndyCar for 2023 season

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Benjamin Pedersen is the first driver to land a promotion from Indy Lights into IndyCar for next season as AJ Foyt Racing confirmed Wednesday he’ll be part of its 2023 lineup.

Pedersen, a 23-year-old dual citizen of Denmark and the United States, spent last season running the full Indy Lights schedule for HMD Motorsports. Linus Lundqvist, his teammate, won the Lights title, and Pedersen finished fifth in the final standings. Pedersen earned his only win earlier this month when he led every lap from the pole at Portland.

Pedersen also ran four races for HMD in 2021 with back-to-back runner-up finishes in his debut. Pedersen landed on AJ Foyt Racing team president Larry Foyt’s radar through a “trusted colleague” and Pedersen spent most of last season shadowing the IndyCar team.

His promotion to IndyCar comes ahead of all four drivers who finished ahead of him in the Indy Lights standings, including champion Lundqvist.

“We are really looking forward to having Benjamin as part of the team,” Larry Foyt said. “His enthusiasm is infectious, and he is 100 percent committed to IndyCar, AJ Foyt Racing, and doing the best he can to win races.

“It’s been great to have him embedded with the team this past season, and everyone is excited to hit the ground running when testing begins. It is also great to have a multi-year program in place, which will help him and the team grow together.”

Foyt did not announce a car number for Pedersen. Kyle Kirkwood spent his rookie season driving AJ Foyt’s flagship No. 14 but Kirkwood is moving to Andretti Autosport. The team has not yet announced if Dalton Kellett will return for a fourth season, and a third car for Tatiana Calderon was pulled from competition after seven races because of sponsorship non-payment. Shutting down Calderon’s team removed the only semi-regular female driver from the IndyCar field.

Pedersen, however, was signed to an agreement Foyt said “spans multiple seasons as the team plans to develop the young rookie and is aligned to a longer-term plan for AJ Foyt Racing.”

Pedersen was born in Copenhagen but raised in Seattle and currently lives in Indianapolis. He said his time shadowing the IndyCar team has given him a jump on his rookie preparations.

“I’ve spent a lot of time this season with AJ Foyt Racing learning the ins and outs of making the jump to IndyCar and it’s been really nice to do that in conjunction with my Indy Lights season,” Pedersen said. “IndyCar has been my target goal since I started open wheel racing in 2016. The racing, atmosphere, fans, events, tracks, etc. are all awesome.”