Fox renews ARCA broadcast rights deal

US broadcaster to show stock car series for next three years.

Fox renews ARCA broadcast rights deal

US broadcaster Fox Sports has renewed its broadcast rights deal with the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) until 2020.

Under the terms of the agreement, Fox will show the ARCA Racing Series for the next three years. A minimum of eight events from the 20 that make up the stock car racing series season will be shown on Fox Sports 1 channel each year.

Fox first picked up the broadcast rights to the full ARCA Racing Series in 2014.

Josh Oakley, executive director of acquisitions and league operations at Fox Sports, said: “With more than two decades of working together under our belts, it’s great to be able to secure another multi-year deal with the team at ARCA.”

Ron Drager, president of ARCA, added. “The Fox Sports agreement is a cornerstone of our overall broadcast strategy, as it has been for more than 20 years. This is a major, mutual commitment between Fox and ARCA to showcase our product to millions of viewers annually in the highest quality live television production format.

“Our viewers, sponsors, race teams and tracks directly benefit, and it further stabilises the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards platform for the near term future.”

The 2018 ARCA Racing Series season gets underway with the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway on 10th February.