Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More changes from NASCAR

Only three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and  one of the Chase races will be broadcast on ABC in 2010.
ESPN and ABC announced its TV broadcast schedule for 2010. Fourteen Sprint Cup Series races will be on ESPN and three, the Saturday night prime time races, will be on ABC.
“Last year’s performance showed us that ESPN provides the best home for NASCAR,” said John Skipper, ESPN executive vice president, content.
ESPN’s first race will be on July 25 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Saturday night race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 21 will be on ABC as will the race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 11. Richmond is the last race of the regular season before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins.
The only race in the Chase that will be on ABC is the Oct. 16 night race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana will be on ESPN on Oct. 10 and starts at noon.
“ESPN further strengthens NASCAR’s consistent start times message for the fans, and with the strong support of NASCAR across our multimedia platforms, we hope to build on that momentum in 2010,” Skipper said.
All 10 of the Chase races and the Richmond race were broadcast on ABC in the previous years.

Photo: Jimmie Johnson leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America at Lowe's Motor Speedway. (Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)


  1. that's annoying....means I'll only have three races I can watch on multiple channels while hoping that TSN put everything else on their second channel which I don't have :(

  2. So what's up as the new NASCAR season approaches ?

    Alan aka tophatal

  3. New to NASCAR in 2010:
    1. Fontana race is shorter.
    2. Phoenix race is longer.
    3. Nine of the 10 Chase races will be on ESPN instead of ABC. All 10 Chase races have been on ABC in previous years.
    4. Spoilers vs. rear wings. The Car of Tomorrow might be getting a makeover already.
    5. Someone named Danica Patrick is coming to NASCAR and creating quite a buzz.