Race Weekend Central

Critic’s Annex: NBC INDYCAR Coverage High Quality Despite Scott Dixon Runaway at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis


(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

2020 Independence Day weekend was, on paper, one of the most interesting race weekends in quite a while.  The NTT IndyCar Series paired with the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the first ever INDYCAR-NASCAR doubleheader.  It was a simply delicious two-for-one racing bonus for race fans. Even better, the NBC INDYCAR broadcast team delivered a top-quality …

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Critic’s Annex: Jeff Gordon Provides FOX with Fresh Meat

2015 Bristol I Cup Jeff Gordon Vertical Ii Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

As you’ve undoubtedly read by now, FOX Sports announced on Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will be moving into the broadcast booth full-time next season. It’s an interesting move by FOX, as Gordon is a known quantity, popular with race fans and non-race fans. When Gordon expressed an interest to do …

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The Critic’s Annex: Remembering Steve Byrnes

Let’s cut to the chase. This bites. It is never good to have to write about the passing of anyone. It’s tough enough to deal with the passing of pets, let alone human beings. As you all know by now, Steve Byrnes died on Tuesday after battling cancer for much of the past couple of …

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