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As the Wheel Turns: Will Sprint Cup Races Be Blacked Out If Not Sold Out?

As the wheel turns is an irregular publication that tries to answer questions, solve conundrums and extricate quagmires occurring on race day and throughout the racing community. While I try to cover all the bizarre strategies by drivers or crew, and sometimes aberrant decisions by NASCAR, there are times when one event may take up the main focus of an article. This is one of those articles. During the recent broadcast of a popular NASCAR radio show, a media writer brought up the subject of NASCAR races being blacked out if the race was not sold out. The host and the media writer both seemed encouraged by this idea. When major networks advertise a broadcast schedule for the NFL, there is always a disclaimer that games are subject to local b...

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