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Title: 6 Busch Races on ABC
Post by: Cheryl on February 01, 2007, 02:24:43 PM
From Jayski:

"Six NASCAR Busch Series races will be televised on ABC this season, a schedule released by ABC/ESPN shows. The other 29 races will be on ESPN2, including the first three events of the year: Daytona, California and Mexico. The six ABC races, which will broadcast with the ESPN2 crew, will be Las Vegas (March 10), Atlanta (March 17), Bristol (March 24), Talladega (April 28), New Hampshire (June 30) and Chicago (July 14). (Scene Daily) (01-30-07)"

This is interesting since I believe this is the first time a Bristol Busch race will be on network TV.  Under NBC/TNT the Cup races weren't even on network. 

Cheryl


Title: Re: 6 Busch Races on ABC
Post by: Benson23Fan on February 01, 2007, 06:21:34 PM
The March Bristol Busch Series race has been on the FOX network the last three seasons. So it will continue to be on a network this season. What I find interesting is that none of the ABC televised Busch Series races come in ABC/ESPN's half of the Cup season.


Title: Re: 6 Busch Races on ABC
Post by: Cheryl on February 01, 2007, 06:33:30 PM
The March Bristol Busch Series race has been on the FOX network the last three seasons. So it will continue to be on a network this season.

Thanks for correcting me, Brendan!  I really couldn't remember about the Busch races; just that NBC wouldn't show the Bristol Cup race, instead always putting it on TNT.

Cheryl


Title: Re: 6 Busch Races on ABC
Post by: Benson23Fan on February 01, 2007, 06:39:45 PM
NBC/TNT worked differently than FOX/FX. Since NBC and TNT are entirely different networks and they both split the cost of the NASCAR rights fees I think it's logical to assume TNT demanded a few high profile events such as the Bristol night race. Bristol is still on ESPN this year, along with Richmond. However with the elimination of FX the Richmond spring race is now on the FOX network.


Title: Re: 6 Busch Races on ABC
Post by: Desmond on February 02, 2007, 05:54:39 PM
The March Bristol Busch Series race has been on the FOX network the last three seasons. So it will continue to be on a network this season. What I find interesting is that none of the ABC televised Busch Series races come in ABC/ESPN's half of the Cup season.

Brenden, this is because the ABC/ESPN portion of the NASCAR season overlaps with college football, which ABC shows every Saturday afternoon.  The races will still be on ESPN2 in the U.S., and the same announcers and production crew will cover both races.