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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Speedway Brings Tire Woes, Jamie McMurray in the Booth

Three-wide NASCAR race action at Kansas Speedway, May 2022. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the third series-wide TV contract, the month of May has become a cable month for NASCAR. It’s not exactly great for the NASCAR Cup Series as it lowers the series’ visibility, but it’s what we have. Before we get started, film distributor Utopia announced Wednesday that it will have a new documentary about Kyle …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Larry McReynolds In The Booth Simply Works for FOX Sports 1

#45: Kurt Busch, 23XI Racing, Monster Energy Toyota Camry, #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, leidos Toyota Camry

For Sunday and Monday, Larry McReynolds returned to the broadcast booth for a NASCAR Cup Series points race for the first time since 2015.

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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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.

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