Saturday’s Supercross Round 6 in Tampa: How to watch, start times, streaming info A drone tour and shop visit gave Jenson Button a new appreciation for NASCAR

Eli Tomac will continue his strong championship defense as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida for Round 6 of the 2023 season.

With his win at Houston, Tomac won three of the first four races this season (Oakland was pushed back to next week due to heavy rains last month) and opened up a seven-point lead over Chase Sexton (as the Honda driver stayed to close in second place after winning in Anaheim ). A resurgent Cooper Webb is 12 points behind after his fourth consecutive top-five finish at the season opener.

Dylan Ferrandis will miss Tampa after a Yamaha rider (and teammate Tomaka) went on concussion protocol due to an accident. Malcolm Stewart was also out indefinitely after knee surgery.

Here are the important details for watching Round 6 of the 2023 Supercross schedule at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, February 11, 2023:

(All times are Eastern Time)

BROADCAST / BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Round 6 TV will begin Saturday at 6:30 pm ET (with the pre-race show moving into the race broadcast at 7) on Peacock. The event will re-broadcast Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 pm on NBC. Race Day Live (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 1:30 pm ET.

NBC Sports will provide exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and rides for a record 31 Supermotocross events. Key events will be featured on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC and NBC Sports digital platforms.

peacock will be home to the Super Motocross World Championship Series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats from January to October. Exclusively on Peacock, 23 races will be broadcast, including the playoffs of the Supermotocross World Championship. The platform will also provide replays of each race upon request. Click here to view the full schedule.

LISTS OF PARTICIPANTS: 450 divisions l 250 divisions

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (all times Eastern Time):

Here’s Saturday’s start time, according to the AMA’s Monster Energy Supercross schedule:

13:05: 250SX Group C Qualifying 1
13:20: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
13:35: 250SX Group A Qualification 1
13:50: 450SX Group A Qualification 1
14:05: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
14:20: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
15:20: 250SX Group C Qualification 2
15:35: 250SX Group B Qualification 2
15:50: 250SX Group A Qualification 2
16:05: 450SX Group A Qualification 2
16:20: 450SX Group B Qualification 2
16:35: 450SX Group C Qualification 2
19:04: 250SX heat 1
19:18: 250SX heat 2
19:34: 450SX heat 1
19:48: 450SX Heat 2
20:22: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
20:33: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
20:53: 250SX Main Event
21:27: 450SX Main Event


Click here to view the route map


FINAL RESULT 2022: 450 points in the standings | 250 Eastern points of the standings | 250 West points


1 ROUND: Eli Tomac opens title defense with win

ROUND 2: Auckland postponed due to storm

ROUND 3: Tomac restrains Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire after wire in Houston


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Introducing NASCAR has changed the F1 champion’s attitude towards stock car racing, and Jenson Button believes the 24 Hours of Le Mans can do the same around the world.

The 15-time Formula One winner, who won the title in 2009, said he was “shocked” when he first visited Hendrick Motorsports, which is fielding a Camaro Next Gen that will compete in the 100th 24 Hours of Le Mans. . in the Garage 56 project, which also includes NASCAR, Chevrolet and Goodyear.

“I’ve driven for some of the best F1 teams in the world and it still surprises me how good the conditions were,” said Button, who played for Williams, Renault and McLaren in a career from 2000 to 2017. “An integral detail that is present in everything they do as a team.”

He actually received a brief review ahead of his first visit to the Concord, NC store after participating in the Garage 56 test at Sebring International Raceway at the invitation of Mike Rockenfeller (who was unofficially recruiting Button as a teammate candidate for the prestigious Race 10 -June 11). race).

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“Jenson got in the car and looked and saw where we were going and you could tell his jaw dropped,” said Hendrick, VP of competition Chad Knaus, who oversees Garage 56, after being presented line-up of riders at the Daytona International. Speedway. “He said, ‘Now that’s the right effort.’ So I sent him the promotional video that we have. where the drone flies via Hendrick Motorsports.

“He texted me and said, ‘You must be joking.’ I said, “Yeah man, we work here.” So when he came to campus, he was really impressed with what we have.”

Button made his first laps in the car during 31 January-February. 1 test at Daytona International Speedway.

According to Hendrikcar covered 455 laps and 1620 miles with Rockenfeller, Button and Jimmie Johnson third driver (IMSA champion Jordan Taylor was also driving as a backup driver and “coach”).

While the session was basically an opportunity for Button to learn how to drive a much heavier car that is far less responsive to braking and cornering than an F1 car, it was also a chance. learn NASCAR vocabulary.

The translation of “oversteer” to “free” and “understeer” to “hard” is simple semantics, but it also speaks to the cultural divide between the biggest racing series in the US and Europe.

NASCAR fans may view F1 through the lens of sanctimonious, non-contact elitism, and F1 fans may view NASCAR as a guileless bastion of engine architecture that has existed for decades.

“I think they really think that a stock car is low-tech,” Button said of European fans’ views. “They are designed in such a way that they can hit each other on the oval. But when they see this car with the body panels removed, they will look and say, “Wow, this is not what we expected.” And everything is so finely tuned in these cars, less than a millimeter perfect, and when they see the speed of the car, it will surprise people.”

Button, who is starting at Le Mans for the second time, had other opportunities to compete in the world’s biggest endurance race, but he says two sports car buddies told him: “This is a lot more interesting. It’s so great to see you racing stock cars at Le Mans.

“I think when people see the car on the track and how it reacts, we will have a lot more fans,” Button said. “NASCAR will have a lot more fans. Now I live in the States, so I watched NASCAR races. It’s not something I learned in terms of ovals of experience there. So the highway track is what I always strive for in racing. So it’s the perfect step into NASCAR.”

Button, a Los Angeles resident, was intrigued by last year’s F1 champion Kimi Räikkönen’s Cup debut with Trackhouse Racing, which aims to attract foreign drivers to the Project 91 Chevrolet.

Although he had yet to speak with Trackhouse owner Justin Marks at the end of January, Button is interested in adding another American series to his resume after driving a trophy truck through the desert in a Mint 400.

Having attended cup races at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Auto Club Speedway (and The Clash at the Coliseum last week with his Garage 56 teammates), he would like to try out for the NASCAR premiere series, but not as a one-off.


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