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ARCA Anticipates Move From SPEED to FOX Sports

Friday, Aug 30 2217

After 15 years of airing races on Speedvision and SPEED, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will make the transition to FOX Sports and their new FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 all-sports networks in September.


For most viewers, SPEED became FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, Aug. 17, amidst much fanfare and promotion. Simultaneously, Fuel TV became FOX Sports 2, giving parent company NewsCorp a pair of 24-hour sports channels, and an opportunity to compete against the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports coverage, ESPN.


"We're excited about the transition from SPEED to the new FOX Sports networks," commented Ron Drager, ARCA President. "As FOX transforms into a broader sports outlet, the opportunity to maintain live programming via FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 provides us the platform to bring live ARCA Racing to our fans."


The network has announced its ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards lineup for the remainder of the 2013 season. First up is the Sept. 7 ARCA Racing Series event from Iowa Speedway, which will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 9 p.m. ET. The Prairie Meadows 150 will also re-air on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


FOX Sports 1 will broadcast both the Sept. 20 ZLOOP 150 from Kentucky Speedway and the Oct. 4 Kansas Lottery 98.9 races, live. The ARCA Racing Series will crown its 2013 season champion following the Oct. 4 race in Kansas.


FOX Sports 1 is available in nearly 90 Million homes, and unlike SPEED, is offered on most cable systems basic package. Fox Sports 2 is available in nearly 40 Million homes, including distribution on Time Warner Cable and satellite (DirectTV and Dish Network).


Time Warner Cable Inc. is the second largest cable company in the U.S. operating in 29 states with 31 operating divisions. Time Warner Cable serves customers in the following 29 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.


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