DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Officials from TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold announced Friday the streaming service will broadcast the Daytona 200 motorcycle race at the Daytona Road Course live at 1 p.m. ET on March 13 exclusively on the streaming platform’s Progressive American Flat Track Pass.
The event kicks off a doubleheader of motorcycle racing on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold that is capped off by the Progressive American Flat Track Race at the Volusia Half-Mile at 7 p.m. ET.
Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Ass’n (AMA) and operated by the American Sportbike Racing Ass’n (ASRA), the 57-lap, 200-mile race showcases 600cc sportbikes at Daytona Int’l Speedway’s famed 3.51-mile road course.
Four-time Daytona 200 champion Danny Eslick will attempt to become the third five-race winner in the history of the event, while Kyle Wyman will try to defend his 2019 victory. The 2020 race was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s event features a stacked field bolstered by international racers flocking to Daytona since several European contests have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Notably, 19-race Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop of Ireland heads stateside to test his talents at The World Center of Racing.
The Daytona 200 is available to TrackPass users with either the Progressive American Flat Track pass ($1.99/month) or the TrackPass: All Access pass ($4.99), which includes all live events from Progressive American Flat Track, ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Pinty’s Series and IMSA.
After the Daytona 200, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold transitions from two-wheel road course action to motorcycle dirt racing for the Progressive American Flat Track contest at the Volusia Half-Mile. It marks the second Progressive AFT race of 2021, following Friday’s season opener at the Volusia Half-Mile (also 7 p.m. ET).
Brian Baumann starts the season in the hunt for his third straight Progressive AFT Championship.