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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Couldn’t Salvage Lackluster Martinsville Cup Race

Chase Elliott leads a pack of NASCAR racecars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martinsville is often a track that fans, drivers and media alike look forward to. The weekend resulted in very different races. The NASCAR Xfinity Series was a bit of a wreckfest. Meanwhile, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 was another story. Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Saturday night saw the NASCAR Cup Series rumble into …

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Sebastien Bourdais, Renger van der Zande Score Long Beach Triumph After Early Trouble

Renger van der Zande takes the checkered flag to win the IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 4/9/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Sebastien Bourdais nosed into the wall in the first 10 minutes Saturday. He recovered from there to win at Long Beach with Renger van der Zande.

Couch Potato Tuesday: How FOX Can Improve Broadcasts Everywhere, Not Just Richmond

Kevin HArvick and Chase Briscoe lead a pack of cars at Richmond Raceway, April 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past weekend began a short track season, much along the lines of what NASCAR fans used to have in the 1990s. Richmond, Martinsville and Bristol in back-to-back-to-back weeks before a trip to Talladega. Good times? Toyota Owners 400 In the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that pre-race coverage for races on FOX or …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: What Was NASCAR On FOX Doing at Atlanta Showing All Those Kids?

NASCAR cars race on the frontstretch at Atlanta Motor Speedway, March 2022 with NASCAR On FOX covering the TV Broadcast. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A closer look at NASCAR On FOX broadcasts at Atlanta Motor Speedway for 2022 examines why specific children in the stands became the central focus of coverage.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 02 Cadillac Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

Chip Ganassi celebrates victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring with drivers Earl Bamber, Neel Jani and Alex Lynn, 3/19/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Earl Bamber passed Richard Westbrook with 45 minutes to go and held on to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

Alpine Wins Lightning-Shortened 1000 Miles of Sebring

Nicolas Lapierre during qualifying for the 1000 Miles of Sebring, 3/17/2022 (Photo: Marius Hecker@Focus-Pack-Media.de)

(Photo: Marius Hecker@Focus-Pack-Media.de)

Alpine’s Nicolas Lapierre, Andre Negrao and Matthieu Vaxiviere claimed the overall victory in the 1000 Miles of Sebring Friday (March 18).  The race was cut short due to two red flags in the final 75 minutes due to lightning in the vicinity of the 3.74-mile road course. Vaxiviere started from the pole and quickly ran …

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