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How New Fox Sports 1 Network Will Build NASCAR Fanbase

On August 17, Speed Channel will be no more, and Fox Sports 1 will become NASCAR's new home on cable. The move was announced back in January, but the reality is finally sinking in for fans, who have taken their feelings to Twitter: Some have been more blunt in their criticism: Though losing Speed will undoubtedly hurt fans of Australian V8 Supercars and the World Touring Car Championship, the new network is a boon for NASCAR. Fox Sports 1 is making NASCAR a priority, increasing its coverage of Sprint Cup, the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series while featuring NASCAR heavily in its promotion of the new network. Speed Channel may be gone, but NASCAR is gaining a stronger partner, one that will help grow the sport's fa...

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