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Talking NASCAR TV: Why Chase Coverage is Already Turning Into a Problem

Hello, race fans, and welcome back to Talking NASCAR TV, where I look into the race broadcasts that we all watch (or try to watch) and dissect them with a fine-tooth comb. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series raced at Richmond International Raceway. Also, the Rolex Sports Car Series held their season …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Why ESPN, Even Erin Were Up to the Task at Atlanta

Hello, race fans. It’s that time once again: time for the weekly TV critique of all the NASCAR broadcasts you love watching. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while the Camping World Truck Series headed deep into the heart of the Bluegrass State. We’ll start there.

Talking NASCAR TV: Montreal Has Great Action, But TV Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to another edition of Talking NASCAR TV. Between the normal column and The Critic’s Annex for our Frontstretch Newsletter, this is the 100th critique I’ve written for Frontstretch. Last weekend, the Nationwide Series was in Montreal for the fourth running of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at the Circuit Gilles …

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Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN’s Coverage Comes up Short in Bristol

Hello, race fans. It’s that time of the week once again. I’m going through the past weekend’s NASCAR race broadcasts with a fine-tooth comb. The Camping World Truck Series was at Bristol on Wednesday night, while the Nationwide Series raced Friday night and the Sprint Cup Series Saturday night.

Talking NASCAR TV: Why ESPN Excelled at Michigan Coverage

Hello, race fans. It’s that time once again – critique time! This past weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series were at Michigan International Speedway. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series had a standalone race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night. How were these telecasts to watch on TV? Let’s find out.

Talking NASCAR TV: Craven, Evernham, Burns Terrific Trio for NASCAR on ESPN

Hello, race fans. It’s that time of the week once again. Critique time for NASCAR’s top-three series. However, before we begin, let’s bring you up to date on some TV news. ARCA announced on Saturday they have signed an extension of their current contract with SPEED. As a result, SPEED will televise a minimum of …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Did ESPN Cut the Mustard in Its Cup Debut?

Hello, race fans. It’s been an interesting weekend in the world of racing: anything from a nail-biting win taken away in Edmonton due to a questionable blocking call to a dominant Truck Series victory that simply lulled most of its audience to sleep. When all was said and done, Juan Pablo Montoya had lost at …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Controversy Never Keeps ESPN From Jumping Ship

Hello, race fans. It’s that time of the week again, the one where I go through race broadcasts with a fine-toothed comb. The Sprint Cup Series took this past weekend off. However, as you’re probably aware of by now, the events of this past Saturday night will probably play a role in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. …

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