New York (September 18, 2012) –Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks and NBC Sports Group have reached an agreement to televise the 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks Season on NBC and NBC Sports Network. Starting in April of 2013, NBC and NBC Sports Network will televise 12 races (11 domestic and one international).
Capitalizing on what was once known as Mickey Thompson’s Off-Road Racing, Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks will feature high-flying off-road action motorsports fans have been asking for. The entire championship season will be broadcasted on NBC and NBC Sports Network, with the series awarding $500,000 to the Champion driver of Stadium SUPER Trucks.
“It has always been my dream to bring back stadium racing to the masses. I started my career winning a championship in Mickey’s series and now I want to revive his vision and bring back what the motorsports world needs. NBC Sports understands what kind of excitement and value our show will exhibit. This will be extreme wheel-to-wheel, door-to-door, roof-to-dirt racing action for all ages,” said Robby Gordon, President of Stadium SUPER Trucks.
NBC and NBC Sports Network 2013 schedule (All times ET, subject to change)
DATE LOCATION TIME NETWORK
April 14 University of Phoenix Stadium, Ariz. 5 p.m. NBC
April 28 Long Beach, Calif. 12 p.m. NBC Sports Network
LA Coliseum, Calif. 1 p.m. NBC Sports Network
May 12 Qualcomm Stadium, Calif. 1 p.m. NBC Sports Network
May 25 Qualcomm Stadium, Calif. 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
June 9 Edward Jones Dome, Mo. 2 p.m. NBC Sports Network
June 23 Soldier Field, Ill. 2 p.m. NBC
July 7 Georgia Dome, Ga. 2:30 p.m. NBC
July 20 Cowboys Stadium, Texas 2 p.m. NBC
July 27 Metro Dome, Minn. 2 p.m. NBC
Aug. 4 Site TBD 2:30 p.m. NBC
Nov. 10 Sam Boyd Stadium, Nev. 2 p.m. NBC
ABOUT STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS
Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks series will begin in 2013. Series will consist of 12 stadium truck racing events that will bring entertainment and the excitement of off-road racing to the masses. Series offers SIde-by-Side/UTV, BIGFOOT® and Stadium SUPER Truck racing to fans of all ages.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 12 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 215 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.
NBC Sports partners with numerous leagues and governing bodies to broadcast some of the most prestigious properties in sports, including: ‘NBC Sunday Night Football,’ which is the premier primetime NFL game of the week; ‘Football Night in America,’ which is the most-watched NFL studio program; Notre Dame football; the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes; the U.S. Open Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship, and the Ryder Cup; the NHL Winter Classic, NHL ‘Game of the Week,’ and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final; and Wimbledon and the French Open.