The 2014 Dakar Rally is about to begin, and this year the route begins in Rosario, Argentina, travels north into Bolivia, and then turns around to head down south along the coast to end in Valparaiso, Chile. The total length of the route is almost 5000 kilometers.

Founded in 1978, the original route ran from Paris, France to Dakar Senegal; hence the name “The Paris-Dakar”. However, due to political and security issues which cancelled the race in 2008, the race was transposed across the world to South America in 2009, with a focus on Argentina and Chile.

For those wanting to follow the 2014 Dakar Rally on television, coverage in the United States begins on Monday, January 6th at 5pm on NBC Sports, in both SD and HD.

Asphalt & Rubber will be updating you with major events from the Dakar; but for those wanting to watch every day, the viewing schedule is as follows (be sure to confirm times and availability with your local TV provider):

NBC Sports Coverage Timetable of the 2014 Dakar Rally:

Monday 1/6 — 5:00pm-5:30pm
Tuesday 1/7 — 5:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 1/8 — 5:00pm-5:30pm
Thursday 1/9 — 5:00pm-5:30pm
Friday 1/10 — 5:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday 1/11 — 5:30pm-6:00pm
Sunday 1/12 — 10:00pm-10:30pm
Monday 1/13 — 6:30pm-7:00pm
Tuesday 1/14 — 5:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 1/15 — 5:00pm-5:30pm
Thursday 1/16 — 5:00pm-5:30pm

Source: NBC Sports

  • KSW

    YEAH! NBC Sports does it again. First, BSB rounds for free without a subscription upgrade and now this. Time to set the DVR and I’m thinking I’m not the only one.

    Good Job A & R

  • David

    Just set the DVR thanks A&R and CBS!!

  • It’s a half hour of coverage. It’s nice that it’s there but hardly that great. Not European levels of coverage but at least it’s a start.

  • ADG

    I live in Panama and we get 12 hours coverage a day of this.

  • ADG

    ….and we get world speedway, enduro, motocross, rally cars, f-1, MotoGP-Moto2-Moto3, WSK-STK-SS, BSB, IOMtt, Macua, some real roads races from Ireland, SuperMoto from Europe, AMA dirt track occasionally, Australian Supercars, ice racing fro Europe—-ect.

  • KSW


    Lucky Bastard! You seem to be getting UK style coverage. We Americans get crap. Isn’t ‘merica great, not.


    Check your DVR, it’s NBCSports. You know, the free channel without a subscription upgrade to a sports package.

  • KSW

    Don’t forget there is also an “App for That”
    With Video and Updates and …..


  • ADG

    I’m an American living in exile here.

    No, I haven’t killed anyone here or anywhere else. …..just love the ponochita down here. The tv coverage and the rum.

  • ADG

    …and the surf.

  • Any other way to see coverage without having to resort to NBC crap?
    Anyone streaming over the web? Youtube videos?
    I already have the app on my tablet. I don’t have a recorder and I’m working at the time NBC is showing in any case.
    Thanks for any suggestions

  • Jim A

    Don’t know what you mean by uk levels of coverage we only get a half hour on eurosport each evening
    Anyone know of anywhere to stream live coverage?

  • Dan

    Do you know if there is any re-broadcast times?

  • Jim A

    seems to be on @ 10pm & 12am each night uk time

  • brad

    no live stream?

  • bob enders

    The U.S. does not have any riders that can keep up so the tv coverage is just as lame