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National Hot Rod Races Jump to Fox Sports 1 From Espn

14 July 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Espn has parted ways with the National Hot Rod Assn. in a move that ends 15 years of televising the sports organization’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Starting in 2016, those events will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

The Nhra is essentially buying out the last year of its contract with Espn, which was slated to end in 2016. Espn and Nhra last signed a deal in 2012, a move that was supposed to have extended their partnership for five years.

“The Nhra is an exciting form of racing with a very loyal fanbase,” said Julie Sobieski, Espn vice president, league sports programming, in a prepared statement. “Unfortunately, we have had scheduling challenges with Nhra programming due to other commitments in the fall.” Fans of the Nhra races have complained about tape delays and rescheduling, as well as decisions to run the events on Espn networks other than the one for which the telecasts were scheduled. »

- Brian Steinberg

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