Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 16, 2015) – NASCAR announced today it has signed a seven-year media broadcast extension with FOX Sports Latin America, ensuring that sports fans in Latin America can continue to enjoy NASCAR events and news on FOX Sports through 2021.
Through this extension, FOX Sports Latin America will continue to be the home of live races for all three of NASCAR’s national series – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™ and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ – across Latin America, including Brazil. Additional NASCAR programming on FOX Sports Latin America includes the NASCAR K&N Pro Series™.
“Globalization is a key initiative for NASCAR, and there is no question that partnering with FOX Sports Latin America has been integral to the sport’s growth in this region over the past several years,” said Brent Dewar, NASCAR chief operating officer. “In addition to ensuring the presence of NASCAR racing content for existing fans for the next seven years, this extension will allow NASCAR and FOX to build upon the work that’s already been done in cultivating NASCAR fans in Latin America.”
All NASCAR content will air exclusively on FOX Sports 3 in Spanish speaking countries in Latin America and on FOX Sports 2 in Brazil. In addition, FOX Sports’ original production “Central FOX Nitro,” – a daily motorsports news show – will feature NASCAR news and highlights.
“We are thrilled to continue to offer NASCAR fans in Latin America the best quality of NASCAR race content across different FOX Sports portfolio of media services,” said Carlos Martinez, president of FOX International Channels Latin America. “This long term deal with NASCAR represents our commitment to an exceptional partner and we know that it will yield great value to all of our Latin American viewers.”
FOX Sports is the leading sports cable television network in Latin America and has been broadcasting NASCAR races since 2002. The network, which reaches more than 60 million homes in 19 countries in Latin America, is focused on sports-related programming including events, sports news, sports talk shows and other original content.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR at http://www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.
About FOX Sports Latin America
FOX Sports is the leading sports cable television network in Latin America. The 24/7 network reaches more than 60 million homes in 19 countries in Latin America. Focusing on sports-related programming including live events, sports news, sports talk shows and other original contents, Copa Bridgestone Libertadores, Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, NFL, MLB, Formula 1 and Formula E are some of the network’s highlights. FOX Sports is owned by FOX International Channels (FIC) a 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX; ASX: FOX) company. For more information, please visit: www.foxsportsla.com