Iowa Speedway’s Armstrong says NASCAR’s new TV deal with NBC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will return to NBC in 2015, ending its eight-year partnership with both ESPN and Turner Sports.
“NASCAR has a forward way of thinking and this is a terrific deal for the sport,” Craig Armstrong, Iowa Speedway’s communications director, told the Daily News in a telephone interview Wednesday morning. “It (the new deal) provides stability for the fans and the stakeholders in the sport — drivers, teams and race tracks.”
The 10-year deal with NBC Sports Group announced Tuesday begins in 2015 and gives the network the final 20 Sprint Cup Series races of the season and final 19 Nationwide races. NBC last broadcast races in 2006 before ESPN took over its portion of the schedule.
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