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Talking NASCAR TV: Mixed Results for TNT’s New Personnel in New Roles

Hello, race fans, and welcome to our weekly look at race broadcasts. Last weekend was the first of many where the Sprint Cup Series ran separate from NASCAR’s other top divisions. The Sprint Cup Series appeared at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., while the Nationwide Series raced at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn. and …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Networks Need to Ink Indy-like Side-By-Side Deal

Hello, race fans and welcome to that weekly place where major race programming is put under a microscope and analyzed. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were both racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. In addition, the Izod IndyCar Series held their crown jewel, the Indianapolis 500. Indianapolis 500 On …

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The Indianapolis 500 is Becoming a Little More… Feminine

You may have noticed this season that there are seemingly a lot more female racers in the upper echelons of motorsports. For example, this year’s ARCA season opener at Daytona had six women in the field, a record. 10 female racers participated in the open test in December prior to the race. It is said …

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Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Strong, But Broadcasting Bias Stood Alone at Charlotte

Hello, race fans. It’s that time again, where I go over the NASCAR telecasts with a fine tooth comb. This week, the Sprint Cup Series held their annual Sprint All-Star Race and Sprint Showdown, while the Camping World Truck Series served as the main support with their race on Friday night.

Talking NASCAR TV: Tape Delay Hurts SPEED, FOX Shooting Themselves in Foot

Hello, race fans and welcome to my weekly TV critique. This past weekend, the three top NASCAR series were all in Dover, Del. for a tripleheader. The Camping World Truck Series raced Friday evening in the Dover 200 presented by Polaris (but presented on SPEED by Pep Boys). The Nationwide Series raced Saturday afternoon in …

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Talking NASCAR TV: FOX’s Telecasts Just Lack Panache

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our weekly feature about the motorsports-based programming that is made available for your viewing pleasure. Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were both racing at Darlington Raceway. Also this week, I’m going to cover the changes that have been made to NASCAR Smarts for this season and give …

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Talking NASCAR TV: FOX Needs to Stop Following the Leader

Hello, race fans. It’s time for Frontstretch‘s weekly look at the TV telecasts we watch. This past weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were both at Richmond International Raceway near Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series paired up with the Izod IndyCar Series at Kansas Speedway. The Izod IndyCar Series race …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Commercials Seriously Affect the Flow at Talladega

Hello, race fans, and welcome back to our weekly look into the stock car telecasts that we all watch. This past Friday, Saturday and Sunday Talladega Superspeedway was our focus, with the “Aaron’s Dream Weekend” playing host to three major races: The Talladega ARCA 250 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Re/MAX and Menards, …

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