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Coverage of Annual 13-Stage Off-Road Race Begins Today at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Continues Through Jan. 18

Combined Routes for Cars, Trucks, Quads and Motorcycles Span More Than 5,500 Miles Across Three South American Countries

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 5, 2015 – More than 400 teams of competitors will compete in the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race starting today, when NBCSN begins its coverage of the 2015 Dakar Rally at 4:30 p.m. ET.

This year’s race is 37th installment of the Dakar Rally, and will span more than 5,500 miles and three South American countries. The 13-stage event begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before weaving through Chile and Bolivia, and concluding back in Buenos Aires.

NBCSN will present coverage of all 13 stages of the race beginning today at 4:30 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 and IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will provide commentary throughout NBCSN’s Dakar Rally coverage, which concludes on Jan. 18.

Former NASCAR and IndyCar driver Robby Gordon is racing in his 10th Dakar Rally, and had a career-best third-place finish in 2009, while Stephane Peterhansel will aim for his 12th Dakar Rally title. Defending champion Nani Roma returns alongside co-driver Michel Perin as they look to become back-to-back winners.

Following is NBCSN’s complete coverage of the 2015 Dakar Rally:

Date Coverage Time (ET)
Mon., January 5 Stage 1 – Buenos Aires to Villa Carlos Paz 4:30 p.m.
Tue., January 6 Stage 2 – Villa Carlos Paz to San Juan 4:30 p.m.
Wed., January 7 Stage 3 – San Juan to Chilecito 4:30 p.m.
Thu., January 8 Stage 4 – Chilecito to Copiapo 4:30 p.m.
Fri., January 9 Stage 5 – Copiapo to Antofagasta 4:30 p.m.
Sat., January 10 Stage 6 – Antofagasta to Iquique 6 a.m.
Sun., January 11 Stages 7A & B – Iquique to Uyuni for Truck & Car (Bike/Quad Rest) 6 a.m.
Mon., January 12 Stages 7A, 8A & 8B – Uyuni to/from Iquique (Car/Truck/Bike) 4:30 p.m.
Tue., January 13 Stage 8B – Uyuni to Iquique for Bike/Quad (Truck/Car Rest Day) 4:30 p.m.
Wed., January 14 Stage 9 – Iquique to Calama 4:30 p.m.
Thu., January 15 Stage 10 – Calama to Salta 4:30 p.m.
Fri., January 16 Stage 11 – Salta to Termas de Rio Hondo 4:30 p.m.
Sat., January 17 Stage 12 – Termas de Rio Hondo to Rosario 6 a.m.
Sun., January 18 Stage 13 – Rosario to Buenos Aires 6 a.m.
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