“Thank the Lord It’s Over” – NASCAR Fans Breathe a Sigh of Relief as NBC Takes Over Broadcasting Duties From FOX Sports

Published 06/19/2022, 12:48 PM EDT
May 29, 2022; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) and driver Bubba Wallace (23) lead a restart during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

As the NASCAR season heads closer to the playoffs, it’s time for FOX to pass the torch over to NBC. Going forward, NBC will handle the coverage of future NASCAR races.

Surely, FOX had a great run, with a 6% increase from last year in the Cup Series. Moreover, the ten races that were on FOX were viewed by an average of 4,590,000 people, which is 10% more than last year.

Apr 24, 2022; Talladega, Alabama, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron (24) leads the field through the tai-oval during the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It seemed to be a big win for FOX Sports. Surprisingly, the fans seemed happy about going over to NBC.


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FOX Sports will now pass the torch to NBC Sports. Unfortunately, the fans were not too happy with the way FOX covered the sport and were quite happy to move over to NBC.




Of course, the question remains whether NBC will solve the problems fans had with FOX? However, the answer to that is something only time can tell.

NASCAR Will Return To The LA Coliseum In 2023

Well, there is more news for the fans. We will see the 2023 NASCAR begin in Los Angeles at the Coliseum. Yes, the LA Coliseum will be back!


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

NASCAR’s Senior Vice President, Racing Development and Strategy, Ben Kennedy, said, “Our entire industry made a bold move by bringing the Busch Light Clash to the L.A. Coliseum this past February, and it paid off by becoming an instant classic with both new and existing fans.”

He added, “We are intent on showcasing our sport and drivers on the biggest stage and there is none bigger than the L.A. Coliseum. We’re thrilled to return to the heart of Los Angeles to officially start the season and set the stage for the Daytona 500.”


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Now, we don’t know whether the Clash at the Coliseum returning in 2023 is good news or bad, so why don’t you let us know in the comment?  Do you think it is a blessing that NBC will take over the broadcasting for NASCAR?



Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.