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08-19-2004, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dedalus
NASCAR crushes the NHL on ratings. I'm not sure how or with whom a TV deal is made to broadcast NASCAR races.

Anybody know the business side of the sport?
NASCAR's contract is with FOX/FX for the 1st half of the season, with NBC &TNT taking the 2nd half. They swap the Daytona 500 every year. This past year it was on NBC, and the '05 is on FOX.
NASCAR's ratings are 2nd only to the NFL, and they might close the gap this year, with the "chase for the Championship", starting, surprisingly, with the start of the NFL season.
NASCAR's huge, make no mistake, it's the fastest growing sport in North America.

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