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Couch Potato Tuesday: Memorial Day Weekend Racing TV Overload

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One of the biggest racing weekends of the year is now complete.  I don’t know about all of you reading this column, but I’m pretty exhausted.  I’ve still got you covered, though after what turned out to be the busiest racing TV Sunday we’ve seen in 2016. Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night brought a bit of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Confounds; ARCA’s ASN Debut Decent

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All-Star Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway has always been interesting.  You never know what you’re going to get.  Unfortunately, Saturday brought confusion to everyone involved, even the sport’s FOX broadcast partner. Sprint Showdown/Sprint All-Star Race Holy cripes.  Saturday marked new formats for the Sprint Showdown and Sprint All-Star Race. While I’m not a fan of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dover Throws a Curve

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Greetings, race fans. This past weekend at Dover was a bit more like the Dover of elementary school for me than the Dover we’ve been used to.  I believe Sunday’s race was the third slowest 400-mile race at the one-mile oval.  The other two either had more cautions (Fall 2007) or just plain got ridiculous …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX NASCAR Schedule Shifting

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As much as the action this season has improved in the Sprint Cup Series, places like Kansas (and specifically, this race) are key to how the aerodynamic package performs.  So far, it’s not so hot at night but pretty good during the daytime.  Broadcasts have to adjust to that reality and step up to the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Underwhelming Info Hurts FOX in Talladega

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Talladega is looney tunes.  In its purest form, a race weekend at Talladega makes your stomach churn (or, it makes my stomach turn, at least).  In recent years, that really hasn’t been the case.  However, this past weekend brought it on big time, unlike any time since about 2005. GEICO 500 Sunday brought the Sprint …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Are FOX’s Poor NASCAR Ratings Fixable With Better Coverage?

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Welcome back.  Sunday had a great finish, eh?  Not too often that someone executes the bump n’ run on their own teammate.  I’ll fully admit that I was surprised that Carl Edwards was willing to do it. Also, there was a bit of an uproar surrounding Samantha Busch cussing at the finish after the aforementioned …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR’s Thunder Valley Brings Thunderous FOX Dynamic

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Well, last weekend was quite interesting.  I noted on Twitter that the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races were the races where the officials affected the race the least.  Pirelli World Challenge and the World Endurance Championship saw the winner get stripped of their trophy afterwards.  The Verizon IndyCar Series muffed a penalty call that …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Carl Edwards Shines, FOX Bores in Texas

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This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series returned to action at Texas Motor Speedway, and once again, Joe Gibbs Racing dominated much of the weekend. Before we get started, last week, NASCAR and CMT announced a new three-part series, NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed, which will air on consecutive Sundays starting on …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Strong 2016 NASCAR Cup Debut On FS1

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Welcome back, race fans.  This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were back in action at Martinsville Speedway.  Meanwhile, the Verizon IndyCar Series made their return to Phoenix International Raceway in front of a modest crowd (read: Better than an XFINITY race). STP 500 Sunday brought the Sprint Cup Series back …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Takes Center Stage

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Welcome back, everybody.  I hope you enjoyed Easter weekend.  Much like many of you reading this article, I spent time with my family and relaxed.  I also watched a couple of old-school races on YouTube to kill time.  One of them may be critiqued for a future edition of the Critic’s Annex in the Frontstretch …

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