Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday, where TV criticism (and praise) is the object of the day. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series raced at the newly-repaved Michigan International Speedway. Meanwhile, the IZOD IndyCar Series raced at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin.
*Before we begin,* there’s some news to mention. Sports Business Daily reported on Monday that “FOX Sports is most definitely interested in continuing to cover the Sprint Cup Series”:https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2012/06/18/Media/Fox-NASCAR.aspx beyond the end of their current deal. In fact, they’ve already started serious negotiations with NASCAR a full year early on an extension. Such a move would allow FOX to avoid a likely bidding war with NBC that would drive up costs. For reference purposes, FOX’s current deal to cover the Sprint Cup Series is through the 2014 season.