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  • NASCAR TV deal soon

    Anouncement by the time of the Banquet in NYC.

    Details:

    SPRINT CUP:
    Fox gets 13 races. Daytona 500 (every year) through 1st Pocono. All races on Fox, FX out of the picture.

    TNT gets 6 races. 1st Michigan through 2nd Pocono.

    ESPN gets 6 races. Brickyard through 2nd Richmond.

    ABC gets the 10 race "chase".

    SPEED to do qualifying and practice shows for Fox and TNT races. ESPN2 to do these for ESPN/ABC. The "impound" rules will be changed to provide for Friday qualifying the ESPNs, which wants programmig on Fridays and not Saturdays, when it has a full slate of college football. ESPN will resume RPM 2nite, in substance if not name, with a dedicated auto racing daily news show, Feb-Nov.

    BUSCH:

    Entire series, Feb-Nov, on ESPN2.

  • #2
    Brickyard 400 on cable? Yuk.

    Looks like Pepsi 400 will also be on cable.
    Doctorindy.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SamC
      ESPN gets 6 races. Brickyard through 2nd Richmond.
      I wonder if when the time gets close, the BY400 won't wind up on ABC.

      Originally posted by SamC
      ESPN will resume RPM 2nite, in substance if not name, with a dedicated auto racing daily news show, Feb-Nov.
      Oh good, now we can start hearing the open wheel fans once again whining and crying and wringing their hands about "RPM2nite" being "NASCAR2nite".

      Originally posted by SamC
      BUSCH:

      Entire series, Feb-Nov, on ESPN2.
      Cool.
      DVR . . . . Life is too short to watch commercials.

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      • #4
        If the Chase and NASCAR season on a whole is so great for a network why is NBC getting rid of its share?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SportscarBruce
          If the Chase and NASCAR season on a whole is so great for a network why is NBC getting rid of its share?
          I guess NBC has different priorities.

          It doesn't seem to be a problem finding someone to replace them, though.
          DVR . . . . Life is too short to watch commercials.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lee Roy
            I guess NBC has different priorities.
            I think they figured their Sunday slate of sports programming is full enough with Sunday Night NFL. They plan to have pre-game at 7 PM (eastern). That would eliminate any opportunity to have later/start, later/ending races (like Homestead this past week), which are good for ratings.
            Doctorindy.com

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            • #7
              Yep. As good as NASCAR is for ratings, it'll never be as good as the NFL.
              DVR . . . . Life is too short to watch commercials.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lee Roy
                Yep. As good as NASCAR is for ratings, it'll never be as good as the NFL.
                or maybe as profitable?
                “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” -- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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                • #9
                  I wonder how much this new tv deal will cost NASCAR.





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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NIMBUS
                    I wonder how much this new tv deal will cost NASCAR.







                    How about....$0.00?
                    Chicago Blackhawks done didn't do it again!

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                    • #11
                      If this is true, they are moving some races from broadcast to cable. Last year, if my math is correct, there were 9 races on cable and now there will be 12.

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                      • #12
                        Oh well, three less races on network TV is better than three less races.
                        DVR . . . . Life is too short to watch commercials.

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                        • #13
                          The IRL schedule "condensing" makes a lot more sense now too. Remember, it was ABC/ESPN who pushed for it.

                          Here's what Ken Ungar said:
                          http://www.indycar.com/news/story.php?story_id=5440
                          Our broadcast partners, ABC and ESPN, were the catalyst in moving in this direction, and the prime mover in helping us get there.
                          If the above is true, this is the final piece of evidence that, ABC/ESPN needed to push the IRL out of the way to make room for NASCAR. In the end, NASCAR will have more races on ABC than the IRL will.

                          Here's the new ABC/ESPN Racing Schedule from August on:
                          August 6: NASCAR BY400 - ESPN
                          August 13: IRL Kentucky - ABC, NASCAR Watkins Glen - ESPN
                          August 20: NASCAR Michigan - ESPN
                          August 26: NASCAR Bristol - ESPN
                          August 27: IRL Sears Point - ESPN
                          September 3: NASCAR California - ESPN
                          September 9: NASCAR Richmond - ESPN
                          September 10: IRL Chicagoland - ABC
                          September 17: NASCAR New Hampshire - ABC
                          September 24: NASCAR Dover - ABC
                          October 1: NASCAR Kansas - ABC
                          October 8: NASCAR Talladega - ABC
                          October 14: NASCAR Charlotte - ABC
                          October 22: NASCAR Martinsville - ABC
                          October 29: NASCAR Atlanta - ABC
                          November 5: NASCAR Texas - ABC
                          November 12: NASCAR Phoenix - ABC
                          November 19: NASCAR Homestead - ABC

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                          • #14
                            If that's the case, then why does NASCAR end up on ESPN on the weekends when they go head to head?

                            August 13: NASCAR Watkins Glen - ESPN
                            August 13: IRL Kentucky - ABC

                            August 26: NASCAR Bristol - ESPN
                            August 27: IRL Sears Point - ESPN

                            September 9: NASCAR Richmond - ESPN
                            September 10: IRL Chicagoland - ABC

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jim Wilke
                              If that's the case, then why does NASCAR end up on ESPN on the weekends when they go head to head?
                              The bigger question is "Why did the IRL drop three races, and end up completely off of the media radar when their broadcast partner has airtime available for racing?"

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