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Talking NASCAR TV’s Rain Delay Verdict: ESPN Pretty Good, FOX? Not So Much

Talking NASCAR TV’s Rain Delay Verdict: ESPN Pretty Good, FOX? Not So Much

Hello, race fans and welcome to our weekly TV Critique. This weekend, the action was at the Texas Motor Speedway in Justin, Texas, just a few miles north of Fort Worth. The Sprint Cup Series were the headliners, with support from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Re/MAX and Menards and the Nationwide Series. However, before I start, I want to take a minute to talk about the post-race coverage fiasco from last week. As you may remember, FOX announced a new, online-only extension to their post-race coverage to compensate called the Overdrive. It would have provided additional post-race analysis and post-race interviews, available for viewing at FoxSports.com. It's a great concept, but one that met with a fatal snag: Turner Sports technically owns all online rights to NASCAR footage and has since 2001. Under this deal, any online video content of this type can only be produced by Turner Sports and can only run on NASCAR.com. Read More »