NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS THROUGH 2015
Nine Red Bull Global Rallycross Races to Air on NBC in 2014
Race Coverage Begins from Top Gear Festival in Barbados on Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC
Veteran Rallycross Play-by-Play Voice Tes Sewell, NBC Sports Group Motorsports Analyst Townsend Bell to Call Action This Season
STAMFORD, Conn. - April 2, 2014 - NBC Sports Group has announced a multi-year partnership with Red Bull Global Rallycross today through the 2015 season, presenting up to nine Red Bull Global Rallycross races annually the next two years. Coverage begins Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC with the first race of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season from the Top Gear Festival in Barbados.
Additional race locations this year include New York, Washington D.C., Daytona, Detroit, Charlotte, Los Angeles Seattle, and the season finale in Las Vegas in November. Red Bull Global Rallycross features some of the world's premier rallycross drivers, including Ken Block, Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
"We are thrilled to partner with Red Bull Global Rallycross and present more than 10 hours of original motorsports content on NBC," said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming and Owned Properties, NBC Sports Group. "NBC Sports Group is one of the premier destinations for motorsports coverage, and the addition of Red Bull Global Rallycross to the NBC Sports family reiterates our commitment to the category."
"Our fan base is growing exponentially, and being on NBC is an important step in meeting the demand out there for our Red Bull Global Rallycross motor sports platform." said Colin Dyne, CEO, Red Bull Global Rallycross. "This partnership gives our fans incredible flexibility in how they view our races and we look forward to introducing the non-stop action of our sport to millions more households this season.”
Veteran motorsports play-by-play announcer Tes Sewell will call the action this season, joined by NBC Sports Group motorsports analyst and active driver Townsend Bell.
In addition to NBC's coverage of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, NBCSN will air encore presentations of all nine events this season, and all content will be streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.
2014 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS SCHEDULE ON NBC
|Date |Coverage |Network|Time (ET)|
|Sat., May 24 |Top Gear Festival - Barbados* |NBC |1 p.m. |
|Sun., June 22 |Red Bull Global Rallycross - Washington D.C.|NBC |2 p.m. |
|Sun., July 20 |Red Bull Global Rallycross - New York |NBC |2 p.m. |
|Sat., July 26 |Red Bull Global Rallycross - Charlotte |NBC |2 p.m. |
|Sun., August 3 |Red Bull Global Rallycross - Detroit |NBC |2 p.m. |
|Sat., August 23 |Red Bull Global Rallycross - Daytona |NBC |3:30 p.m.|
|Sat., September 20|Red Bull Global Rallycross - Los Angeles |NBC |5 p.m. |
|Sun., September 28|Red Bull Global Rallycross - Seattle* |NBC |2:30 p.m.|
|Sun., November 16 |Red Bull Global Rallycross - Las Vegas* |NBC |2 p.m. |
*Denotes tape-delayed presentation
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