NASCAR & FOX Sports Extend Multi-Platform Rights Deal to 2024

August 2, 2013

NASCAR and FOX Sports have extended their multi-platform, multi-series media rights deal for a further two years.

The news comes just ten months after the initial agreement which lasted until 2022. The partnership now runs through 2024.

Under the terms of the new agreement, FOX Sports will also have exclusive rights to the additional NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, as well as the first 14 NASCAR Nationwide Series events of each season. 

The exclusive rights to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season will also remain with FOX Sports to 2024.

FOX Sports broadcasted its first live NASCAR races in 2001 and it’s new all-sports network, FOX Sports 1, will be launched on August 17 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Michigan International Speedway.

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said: “FOX Sports has been an outstanding partner for NASCAR and we could not be more pleased with the additional commitment they are making to our sport and the fans.

“FOX Sports has delivered for our fans a number of innovations that have changed how our sport is presented, and our entire industry has now come to expect excellence from NASCAR on FOX. We believe this new agreement underscores our shared commitment to the fans over the next decade.”

FOX Sports Co-Presidents and COOs Randy Freer and Eric Shanks added: “FOX Sports is now the exclusive home of NASCAR, the most popular racing series in America, for the first five months of every season through 2024.

“The NASCAR Nationwide Series is second only to NASCAR Sprint Cup as the most-watched form of auto racing in the country.

FOX Sports now owns the sport every weekend from Speedweeks and the Daytona 500 through June, and we expect these events to provide significant viewership for FOX Sports 1. The addition of Nationwide to the 1,100 hours of original motorsports programming already scheduled clearly puts FOX Sports at the front of the race to serve motorsports fans in the U.S.”

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