FOX Sports Inks Deal For Daytona SX
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – FOX Sports and Daytona Int’l Speedway have reached a five-year, multi-platform agreement to air the Daytona Supercross event on FOX Sports 1 beginning this season.
The March 8 event is race No. 10 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 17-race season and is contested on the famed tri-oval over a challenging rough and sandy course designed by supercross legend and FOX Sports 1 analyst Ricky Carmichael.
“With FOX Sports doing all of the supercross races live this season, locking up Daytona is great for the fans,” said Carmichael, who won at Daytona a record five times. “Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig, Jenny Taft and I have a blast calling the races, and Daytona obviously has special meaning to me, both as a racer and a course designer.”
“FOX Sports is thrilled to get this deal done with our friends at Daytona Int’l Speedway,” said Patrick Crakes, FOX Sports senior vice president programming, research, and content strategy. “The agreement solidifies the FOX Sports family of networks as the long-term home of the complete supercross schedule.”
Run during iconic Daytona Beach Bike Week, a 10-day festival celebrating the two-wheel lifestyle, Daytona Supercross is sure to be exciting. 2014 has been one of the most competitive seasons in series history with four different winners in the year’s first seven events heading into this weekend’s race in Atlanta.
“The Daytona Supercross is the premier supercross event in the country,” said Daytona Int’l Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “We’re thrilled by FOX Sports’ commitment to serve as the broadcast home for the most challenging event on the supercross schedule.”