NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 
                === NASCAR reaches new deal with FOX Sports ===
 
 Daytona  Beach,  FL (Sports Network) -  NASCAR and FOX Sports have announced a
 new  eight-year agreement,  a  deal  that will  keep  the  Sprint Cup  series'
 signature event, the Daytona 500, on the network through 2022.
 
 Terms of the new deal, which takes effect in 2015, were not disclosed.
 
 FOX  has televised the  Daytona 500 each of the last six years and nine of the
 last 12. The network will continue to broadcast the first 13 Sprint Cup events
 of each season, starting with Daytona.
 
 "NASCAR  has  been in very  good hands and  has enjoyed tremendous success the
 last  12 years in large part because of our fantastic partnership with FOX and
 FOX  Sports  Media Group," said NASCAR  chairman and CEO Brian France. "We are
 thrilled  to be able  to extend our relationship in such a significant way for
 our  track  partners, race teams, and  most importantly, our millions of loyal
 and passionate fans. This extension with FOX Sports Media Group helps position
 the  sport for  future growth as NASCAR  continues to be an anchor with one of
 the world's largest and most influential media companies."
 
 FOX  Sports will  also continue to broadcast the Sprint All-Star race, Daytona
 500  qualifying and the Daytona Shootout. It will also have rights to the full
 Camping World Truck Series.
 
 The  new deal  also allows  live digital  streaming of  all FOX  Sports races,
 starting next year.
 
 "We're  extremely happy  to have  worked closely  with Brian  and his  team at
 NASCAR over the last few months to expand and extend our relationship for what
 is  without  question the most  popular motorsport  in the country," said Eric
 Shanks  and Randy Freer, FOX Sports co-presidents and CEOs. "NASCAR has been a
 staple  at FOX for more than a decade, and we consider it one of the signature
 sports  we  cover. With our commitment  renewed, we look forward to presenting
 NASCAR thoroughly, professionally and creatively for many years to come."
 
 The  current agreement between FOX and NASCAR, which began in 2006, was set to
 expire after the 2014 season.
 
 10/15 11:05:31 ET

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