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

Nascar Cup Series

#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: Bumper-Cam Overreliance Hurts Daytona 500 Broadcast

A pack of NASCAR race cars in the 2022 Daytona 500. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Daytona 500 is the biggest day of the year for NASCAR.  This year, things were even more important since it was the very first points race for the NextGen car (which must be renamed soon because the name no longer makes sense).  The race ended up being quite a bit different than I thought it was going to be: a lot more like a slower version of last year that somehow ended up with the same number of lead changes

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Still Leaves Question Marks Entering Start of 2022

The start of the 2021 Daytona 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This week, Speedweeks gets truly underway with a buttload of racing to keep you occupied. Most notably, the NASCAR season gets underway today with the first practice sessions of the season. As has been the case since 2015, FOX will start off the season with Cup and Xfinity races. It will also have the full …

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