2021 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS 2 PRE-RACE REPORT: DELAYED TV BROADCAST, INJURED LIST & MORE
The first of three rounds in Arlington, Texas is over and now the riders and teams are preparing for Arlington #2 to go on Tuesday, March 16th in the Lone Star state. The Tuesday schedule will begin one our later than it did on Saturday to give people more time to get off work and come to the race or watch it on TV. Also, the NBC Sports TV broadcast will show the race two and a half hours late if you don’t have Peacock premium subscription streaming service. The first round of Arlington Supercross was a wild one and with it emerged a new points leader. Cooper Webb now tops the leaderboard with a 7 point advantage over rival Ken Roczen, who struggled to perform well in the Main Event. We also saw plenty of unexpected riders do surprisingly well like Seth Hammaker winning his first Main Event in his rookie year, and Dean Wilson, Joey Savatgy, and Chase Sexton outperform heavy hitters like Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac. Observing the track map, the track is pretty different from the track layout held the weekend prior, now with a new start straight, rhythm sections, and directional change. We saw some exciting racing thanks to the line choices and passing opportunities at Arlington 1. Will Arlington 2’s unique course provide equally exciting racing or will many of the riders follow each other through obstacles? We will have to wait and find out, but for now, this is what you need to know as we prepare for the second of three Arlington rounds.
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2021 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS 2: TV & STREAMING SCHEDULE
NBC SPORTS LIVE TV BROADCAST:
The racing will be shown DELAYED on NBC Sports Network at 10:30 PM Eastern Time, 7:30 PM Pacific Time.
PEACOCK PREMIUM LIVE STREAMING:
If you don’t have the NBC Sports Channel or you’d prefer to watch the races without any commercials, the weekend races will be aired LIVE on the Peacock Premium streaming service at 8:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:00 PM Pacific Time, the same time as it’s aired on TV. Qualifying practice will also be shown LIVE on Peacock Premium starting at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, 11:00 AM Pacific Time.
MORE ABOUT PEACOCK TV:
Beginning with the start of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season on Jan. 16, NBC Sports’ exclusive streaming coverage will move from NBC Sports Gold’s “Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass,” “Supercross Pass” and “Pro Motocross Pass” to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month.
The Supercross and Pro Motocross packages included on Peacock Premium will serve as a one-stop-shop for all Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship fans. Peacock Premium will offer comprehensive live coverage and on-demand replays of their respective 2021 seasons, including Supercross qualifiers and races, and Pro Motocross main practice sessions, qualifiers, Moto 1s and Moto 2s.
ADAM CIANCIARULO (COLLARBONE | OUT)
ZACH OSBORNE (INJURED BACK | OUT)
MARVIN MUSQUIN (CONCUSSION | OUT)
Marvin has taken to Instagram after being evaluated by doctors and has since brought an update: “Hi everyone, I had a big crash on Saturday night as many of you already know. I have been very lucky to get up in one piece, really sore but nothing was broken. I did require a few stitches but nothing bad. But I did get a concussion and I have to follow the concussion protocol that is in place with the Alpinestars Medical Clinic in order to get released to go back to racing. This protocol takes a minimum of a couple days, and unfortunately, it is impossible to get a release to race for today’s round. Our goal is to follow every step of the protocol to be rechecked on Friday and we hope I can get cleared to race Saturday. Until then I am working on my recovery”
If you would like to see Marvin’s crash video, CLICK HERE.
SHANE MCELRATH (INJURED BACK | RETURN DATE UNCERTAIN)
JEREMY MARTIN (SHOULDER | RETURN DATE UNCERTAIN)
PIERCE BROWN (BROKEN HAND | OUT)
JOEY CROWN (HEAD | OUT)
2021 ARLINGTON SUPERCROSS 2 TRACK MAP
Now that’s a big start straight. Arlington 2 doesn’t feature any of the interesting split lane obstacles that Arlington 1 did but it does have plenty of fast straightaways and huge berms. It almost seems like there’s a lack of obstacles but it’s due to the start taking up a third of the entire track.
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