AMA SX: Monster Energy Cup Coming to FOX; First Supercross Race to Have National Broadcast Coverage

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AURORA, Ill. – official release — Feld Motorsports photo — The Monster Energy Cup supercross event, scheduled for next month at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, will make history by becoming the first race to have national broadcast television coverage on FOX.

FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO, FOX Sports’ authenticated TV everywhere app, will carry the race live, Saturday Oct. 18 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). The next day, the race will re-air on FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. A week later, Sunday, Oct. 26, FOX broadcast network will offer a 90-minute Monster Energy Cup encore special following NFL football in most markets, while preceding football in others (check local listings).

With $1 million on the line for the winner of the three main events, live coverage of the Monster Energy Cup on FOX Sports 2 opens with a 30-minute pre-show hosted by play-by-play announcer and SPEED SPORT Magazine Publisher Ralph Sheheen, with analysts Jeff Emig and Ricky Carmichael. FOX Sports’ Jenny Taft will serve as the pit reporter.

“Not only will fans be able to once again witness live coverage from this year’s Monster Energy Cup on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports Go App, fans will be able to re-live the million-dollar-race on FOX during the October 26 broadcast,” said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports. “Positioning the Monster Energy Cup following NFL on FOX illustrates the network’s commitment to the sport with more announcements to come in the future.”

“Last year was our first-ever live race on FOX Sports 2 to a new audience, and having this year’s race on FOX in front of a national audience coming out of NFL football is not only great for my team and sponsors, but the entire sport,” said former Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey.

“We’re happy to be able to showcase the Monster Energy Cup and supercross racing in one of our strongest broadcast windows,” said Patrick Crakes, FOX Sports SVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy. “It’s a tremendous, action-packed event that continues to appeal to younger audiences.”

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