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ARCA Menards 200 to be Live Streamed Sunday for Free

Frontstretch has learned that the first ASN broadcast of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway Sunday afternoon, will be live-streamed free of charge at American Sports Network’s website, http://americansportsnet.com.  In addition, the race will be available to approximately 40 million households on over-the-air television or cable via regional sports networks in a number of markets.

Stations Airing the ARCA Menards 200

StateMarketNetworkAffiliation
AlabamaBirmingham-TuscaloosaWBMA (Channel 58.3)ASN
AlabamaBirmingham-TuscaloosaWRTD-LD (Channel 46.4)Tuff TV
Alabama/FloridaMobile-PensacolaCox Sports TV (Pensacola)COX Sports TV
Alabama/FloridaMobile-PensacolaWFGX (Channel 35)MyNetwork TV
ArkansasFort Smith/FayettevilleCOX Sports TV (Fort Smith)COX Sports TV
ArkansasJonesboroCOX Sports TV (Jonesboro)COX Sports TV
ArizonaPhoenixK38IZ (Channel 38.2)Tuff TV
ArizonaPhoenixCOX Sports TV (Phoenix)COX Sports TV
ArizonaTucsonCOX Sports TV (Tucson)COX Sports TV
Arizona/CaliforniaYuma/El CentroKSWT (Channel 13.2)Tuff TV
CaliforniaChico-ReddingKGEC (Channel 26.2)Tuff TV
CaliforniaFresno/VisaliaKVBC (Channel 13.7)Tuff TV/BUZZR
CaliforniaSan DiegoCOX Sports TV (San Diego)COX Sports TV
CaliforniaSanta BarbaraCOX Sports TV (Santa Barbara)COX Sports TV
ColoradoColorado SpringsK26CI (Channel 27-4)Tuff TV
ColoradoColorado SpringsAltitude Sports (Colorado Springs)Altitude Sports
ColoradoDenverAltitude Sports (DenverAltitude Sports
ColoradoGrand JunctionAltitude Sports (Grand Junction)Altitude Sports
ConnecticutHartfordNESN Plus (Hartford)New England Sports Network
FloridaGainesvilleCOX Sports TV (Gainesville)COX Sports TV
FloridaOrlandoWHDO (Channel 38)Tuff TV
FloridaPanama CityCOX Sports TV (Panama City)COX Sports TV
FloridaTallahasseeWTWC-DT2 (FOX 49)FOX
FloridaWest Palm BeachWTCN (My15)MyNetwork TV
GeorgiaAtlantaWTBS (Channel 26.5)Tuff TV
GeorgiaMaconCOX Sports TV (Macon)COX Sports TV
IowaCedar RapidsCSN Chicago Plus (Cedar Rapids)CSN Chicago Plus
Iowa/IllinoisQuad CitiesCSN Chicago Plus (Davenport)CSN Chicago Plus
IowaDes Moines/AmesKDSM-DT (Channel 17.3)Grit
IowaDes Moines/AmesCSN Chicago Plus (Des Moines)CSN Chicago Plus
IowaOttumwaCSN Chicago Plus (Ottumwa)CSN Chicago Plus
Iowa/Nebraska/South DakotaSioux CityCSN Chicago Plus (Sioux City)CSN Chicago Plus
IdahoBoiseAltitude Sports (Boise)Altitude Sports
IdahoIdaho FallsAltitude Sports (Idaho Falls)Altitude Sports
IdahoTwin FallsAltitude Sports (Idaho Falls)Altitude Sports
IllinoisUrbana/Champaign/SpringfieldCSN Chicago Plus (Champaign)CSN Chicago Plus
IllinoisChicagoWPVN-CD (Channel 24.2)Tuff TV
IllinoisChicagoCSN Chicago Plus (Chicago)CSN Chicago Plus
IllinoisPeoriaCSN Chicago Plus (Peoria)CSN Chicago Plus
IllinoisQuincyCSN Chicago Plus (Quincy)CSN Chicago Plus
Illinois/WisconsinRockford/BeloitCSN Chicago Plus (Rockford)CSN Chicago Plus
Indiana/KentuckyEvansvilleCSN Chicago Plus (Evansville)CSN Chicago Plus
IndianaFort WayneCSN Chicago Plus (Fort Wayne)CSN Chicago Plus
IndianaIndianapolisCSN Chicago Plus (Indianapolis)CSN Chicago Plus
IndianaLafayetteCSN Chicago Plus (Lafayette)CSN Chicago Plus
IndianaSouth BendCSN Chicago Plus (South Bend)CSN Chicago Plus
IndianaTerre HauteCSN Chicago Plus (Terre HauteCSN Chicago Plus
Kansas/OklahomaSubletteKDGL (Channel 23.2)Tuff TV
KansasWichitaKSMI (Channel 30.5)Tuff TV
KansasWichitaAltitude Sports (Wichita)Altitude Sports
KansasWichitaCOX Sports TV (Wichita)Altitude Sports
LouisianaAlexandriaCOX Sports TV (Alexandria)COX Sports TV
LouisianaBaton RougeCOX Sports TV (Baton Rouge)COX Sports TV
LouisianaNew OrleansCOX Sports TV (New Orleans)COX Sports TV
MassachusettsBostonNESN Plus (Boston)New England Sports Network
MassachusettsSpringfieldNESN Plus (Springfield)New England Sports Network
MarylandBaltimoreWUTB (Channel 24.3)ASN
MaineBangorNESN Plus (Bangor)New England Sports Network
MainePortland/AuburnWGME (Channel 13.3)ASN
MainePortland/AuburnNESN Plus (Portland)New England Sports Network
MichiganDetroitWHNE (Channel 14.4)Tuff TV
MichiganFlintWUWB-LD (Channel 20.5)Tuff TV
MichiganGrand Rapids/KalamazooWWMT-DT2 (CW7)The CW
MissouriJoplin/PittsburgCOX Sports TV (Joplin/Pittsburg)COX Sports TV
MississippiColumbus/TupeloW07BN-D (Channel 7.4)Tuff TV
MississippiGreenwoodCOX Sports TV (Greenwood)COX Sports TV
MontanaBillingsAltitude Sports (Billings)Altitude Sports
MontanaButte/BozemanAltitude Sports (Butte)Altitude Sports
MontanaGlendiveAltitude Sports (Glendive)Altitude Sports
MontanaHelenaAltitude Sports (Helena)Altitude Sports
MontanaMissoulaAltitude Sports (Missoula)Altitude Sports
MontanaMissoula/KalispellK34MJ-D (Channel 34.3)Tuff TV
North CarolinaCharlotte/HickoryWHKY (Channel 14.3)Comet/Tuff TV
North CarolinaGreensboro (Piedmont Triad)WXLV (Channel 45.2)ASN
North CarolinaRaleigh/DurhamWLFL-D2 (Channel 22.2)ASN
NebraskaNorth PlatteAltitude Sports (North Platte)Altitude Sports
NebraskaLincolnAltitude Sports (Lincoln)Altitude Sports
Nebraska/IowaOmahaAltitude Sports (Omaha)Altitude Sports
Nebraska/IowaOmahaCOX Sports TV (Omaha)COX Sports TV
NevadaLas VegasKHMP (Channel 14.4)Tuff TV
NevadaLas VegasCOX Sports TV (Las Vegas)COX Sports TV
New MexicoAlbuquerqueKYNM (Channel 21.2)Tuff TV
New MexicoAlbuquerqueAltitude Sports (Albuquerque)Altitude Sports
New YorkAlbanyWRGB (Channel 6.2)ThisTV
New YorkAlbany/CobleskillWYBN-LP (Channel 14.3)Tuff TV
New YorkBuffaloWNYO (Channel 49.2)ASN
New YorkNew York/Kingston/PoughkeepsieWRNN (Channel 48.2)ASN
New YorkRochesterWHAM (Channel 13.2, CW Rochester)The CW
New YorkRochesterWBGT (Channel 46.3)Tuff TV
OhioCincinnatiWKRC (Channel 12.3)ASN
OhioCleveland/AkronWIVM (Channel 39.2)ThisTV
OhioCleveland/AkronCOX Sports TV (Cleveland)COX Sports TV
OhioColumbusWTTE (Channel 28.3)ASN
OhioDaytonWKEF (Channel 22.2)ASN
OhioToledoWNWO (Channel 24.2)ASN
OklahomaOklahoma CityKOCB (CW34)The CW
OklahomaOklahoma CityCOX Sports TV (Oklahoma City)COX Sports TV
OklahomaTulsaCOX Sports TV (Tulsa)COX Sports TV
PennsylvaniaErieWLEP-LP (Channel 9.3)Tuff TV
Pennsylvania/New JerseyPhiladelphia/Atlantic CityWMCN (Channel 44.2)Tuff TV
PennsylvaniaPittsburghWPNT (Channel 22.2)ASN
PennsylvaniaScranton/Wilkes-BarreWSWB (Channel 38.4)Tuff TV
Puerto RicoAreciboWMEI-DT (Channel 14.1)Tuff TV/Retro TV
Puerto RicoSan JuanWAPA (Channel 4.1)Independent
Rhode Island/MassachusettsProvidence/New BedfordNESN Plus (Providence)New England Sports Network
South CarolinaColumbiaWACH (Channel 57.2)ASN
South Carolina/North CarolinaGreenville/Spartanburg/AshevilleWASV (Channel 62.4)ASN
South CarolinaMyrtle BeachWWMB (Channel 21.3)ASN
South DakotaRapid CityKRPC-LP (Channel 33.4)Tuff TV
South DakotaRapid CityAltitude Sports (Rapid City)Altitude Sports
TennesseeChattanoogaWOOT (Channel 6.4)Tuff TV
TennesseeNashvilleWNAB (Channel 58.2)ASN
TennesseeNashvilleWRTN (Channel 6.5)Tuff TV
TexasBeaumontKAOB (Channel 27.6)Tuff TV
TexasTyler/LongviewCOX Sports TV (Tyler)COX Sports TV
TexasWaco/TempleCOX Sports TV (Waco)COX Sports TV
UtahSalt Lake CityKMYU (MyTV Utah)MyNetwork TV
UtahSalt Lake CityKPDR-LD (Channel 19.2)Tuff TV
UtahSalt Lake CityAltitude Sports (Salt Lake City)Altitude Sports
VirginiaNorfolk/Virginia BeachWTVZ (Channel 33.2)ASN
VirginiaNorfolk/Virginia BeachCOX Sports TV (Norfolk)COX Sports TV
VirginiaRoanokeWSET (Channel 13.2)ASN
VirginiaRoanokeCOX Sports TV (Roanoke)COX Sports TV
Vermont/New YorkBurlington/PlattsburghNESN Plus (Burlington)New England Sports Network
VermontBurlingtonWYCU (Channel 2.2)ASN
Vermont/New YorkBurlington/Plattsburgh/Saranac LakeWYCI (Channel 40.1)ASN
WashingtonYakima/PascoK38OI (Channel 38.4)Tuff TV
WisconsinMadisonCSN Chicago Plus (Madison)CSN Chicago Plus
West VirginiaCharlestonWVAH (Channel 11.2)ASN
West VirginiaCharleston/HuntingtonWHJC-LD (Channel 27.2)Tuff TV
WyomingCasper/RivertonAltitude Sports (Casper)Altitude Sports
WyomingCheyenneAltitude Sports (Cheyenne)Altitude Sports

The move to live-stream the race was made due to the general start-up nature of ASN itself.  The whole network was only launched in 2014.  The deal that brought the ARCA Racing Series to ASN was only announced in late March, after the season had already started.  By that time, many affiliates already had their schedules in stone.  It is still possible that additional affiliates can be added before Sunday.  Earlier today, ASN was able to get coverage of the race on WFGX for Mobile, Ala./Pensacola, Fla.  The hope is that momentum will grow for the coverage as the season goes on.

Having said that, there are a number of major markets that as of now, will only get the telecast online.  New York (No. 1) gets it via a small station based out of Westchester County, WRNN, that has spotty availability in the city.  Los Angeles (No. 2) doesn’t get it at all.  Neither does Dallas-Fort Worth (No. 5), the Bay Area (No. 6), Washington, D.C. (No. 9), or Houston (No. 10).  Other major markets without coverage on TV are Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Sacramento and St. Louis.

For the broadcast, Ray Dunlap and Jim Tretow will be in the broadcast booth for ASN, while Charles Krall (who worked the booth during ARCA’s pay-per-view broadcasts last season) will be in the pits.  While there will be no in-car cameras due to the substantial expense necessary in order to provide the service, there will be at least eight cameras in use for the broadcast.