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Report: NASCAR shifts TV rights to Fox Sports and NBC; TNT and ESPN are out

By Ron Ledgard Published: July 23, 2013

Sports Business Journal is reporting that ESPN and Turner Sports will be out of the NASCAR business after next season, according to several sources.

Here is a link to its full story.

NASCAR is planning a news conference later Tuesday to announce that Fox and NBC will share rights to the sport starting in 2014. Financial terms of NBC’s deal and its broadcast plans aren’t known, but the network had been pitching NASCAR on returning the Sprint Cup series to broadcast TV and could air races on Sunday afternoons on NBC prior to "Sunday Night Football."

NBC also picked up rights to the second half of the Nationwide Series. It’s unclear if those races will be on NBC or NBC Sports Network.

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