NASCAR and FOX Sports will continue their relationship as both parties have agreed to a new contract extension for future broadcasts.
It was announced by NASCAR on Monday that they had agreed with FOX Sports Media Group to extend their current contract until 2022, for an extra eight years. NASCAR had two years left in their current contract with Fox.
“NASCAR has been in very good hands and has enjoyed tremendous success the last 12 years in large part of our fantastic partnership with FOX and FOX Sports Media Group,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France in a statement. “We are thrilled to be able to extend our relationship in such a significant way for our track partners, race teams, and most importantly, our millions of loyal and passionate fans. “
In their new agreement, FOX will continue to be the host of season opener the Daytona 500, also known as The Great American Race, through 2022. Fox will also continue to air the first 13 races in each season, including Daytona.
FOX will also continue to air the Daytona Shootout, The Duel at Daytona, and the entire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The network will also continue to air practices and qualifying sessions for the Trucks and Cup series.
The new agreement allows NASCAR to continue to grow, according to Brian France.
“This extension with FOX Sports Media Group helps position the sport for future growth as NASCAR continues to be an anchor with one of the world’s largest and most influential media companies,” said France.
The new agreement between both parties does provide the opportunity for them to grow as NASCAR and FOX have over the years. Since FOX began airing all of the NASCAR activities at the race tracks it has also allowed fans to become part of the action in several of their programming. The partnership between both parties has also provide fans with the most programming available with its FOX’s broadcasts as well as their programing on SPEED.
The extension also comes at a great time as FOX Sports will begin to air some of their races in Spanish on FOX Deportes next season, beginning with the 2013 Daytona 500. FOX and NASCAR have provided through their shows for fans to have access to the sport and it will continue, at least until 2022.
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