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NASCAR Race Preview #3: Kobalt Tools 400 today from Las Vegas at 3:16 pm on FOX

Las Vegas Motor Speedway from above (photo by Tom Donoghue via wikipedia commons)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves to another warm climate for the March 10 race.

From Daytona to Phoenix and now Las Vegas, Nevada for the Kobalt Tools 400 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

FOX has the televised broadcast with a starting tme of 3:16 p.m.

The desert speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval. The 400.5 mile race breaks down to 267 laps.

This speedway has wide, progressive banking which allows for fast, side-by-side racing.

After Stardust International Raceway closed up in 1970, plans were made for a dragstrip, road course and dirt track and a $72 million superspeedway, which was completed in 1996.

Indycar driver Richie Hearn won the first race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Mark Martin won the first Cup race in 1998.

Tony Stewart was the 2012 winner at Las Vegas in March (megasportsnews.com photo)

The track qualifying record was set by Kasey Kahne in 2012 with a lap of 190.456 mph and the race record was set by Martin at 146.554 mph in 1998.

Top active drivers with wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is Jimmie Johnson with 4 wins, Carl Edwards, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth with 2 wins apiece.

RECAPPING 2012 KOBALT TOOLS 400

Tony Stewart beat out Jimmie Johnson to win the third race of the NASCAR season, however, Greg Biffle took the points lead by finishing third.

For more information or to follow the race you can log onto NASCAR.com or LVMS.com.

 

NASCAR RACE #13 PREVIEW: Dover International Speedway, today at 12:30 P.M. for FedEx 400 benefiting Austism Speaks

 

Dover International Speedway (photo by Dany3000 via wikipedia commons)

The NASCAR schedule moves into June with its first trip into Dover, Delaware for the FedEx 400 benefiting Austism Speaks.

The race can be seen on FOX with coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.

Dover is one of the bigger tracks on the circuit with attendance reaching 135,000.

The 400-mile race on the 1-mile track is 400 laps.

(courtesy of Dover Motorsports, Inc. via wikipedia commons)

Known as the “Monster Mile”, Dover produces long runs and tough action with speeds in excess of 170 mph. It’s one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

Dover, opened in 1969 and was designed to accomodate horse racing and motor sports. The track will undergo renovation after this season with seat-widening from 18 to 22 inches and that’ll drop capacity to 113,000.

2011 FedEx 400/Autism Speaks 400:

Matt Kenseth decided to get two new tires on his last pit stop and was able to hold off Mark Martin for his second win of the season. Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers finished 3-4-5.

In the last 10 Cup races at Dover, Jimmie Johnson has won three races.

If you need more information or want to follow the race, log onto DoverSpeedway.com or NASCAR.com.

NASCAR RACE #11 PREVIEW: Darlington Raceway, tonight at 6:30 pm on FOX-TV

 

Darlington Raceway (file photo)

The 11th race of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is the Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. The track is known for its egg-shaped design.

The night race starts at 6:30 p.m. on FOX.

The 500-mile race on a 1.366 length track, will actually be 501.3 miles over 367 laps.

Seating capacity is 63,000.

Built in 1950, Darlington was the first paved speedway to host NASCAR events, has become known to fans and drivers as the “Track Too tough to Tame” and the “Lady in Black”.

This is a race where all drivers usually end up with a few scrapes to the right side of their cars because of the tight corners on Turns 3 and 4.

RECAPPING THE 2011 SHOWTIME SOUTHERN 500

Regan Smith earned himself and Furniture Row Racing the first NASCAR win their history. Smith and his team gambled on worn tires, and that key strategy proved very effective in beating out Carl Edwards.

For more information on the race or to follow the race, log onto DarlingtonRaceway.com.

 

U.S. World Cup rights for 2018, 2022 go to Fox & Telemundo

 

Samsung infographic TV set (clipart by Andrew, courtesy of Clker.com)

The Fox network has outbid ESPN, the incumbent and NBC to get the reward of the English-language United States television rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA announced over the weekend.

Telemundo won the rights for the Spanish-language telecasts.

Fox has agreed to pay more than $400 million for its package.

ESPN paid $100 million to air the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

Pac-12 following Big 10 by launching network in 2012

 

(courtesy of Pacific 12 Conference)

The Pac-12 Conference already had a 12-year television contract worth around $3 billion with Fox and ESPN. Was that enough? No!

The Pac-12 announced a few days ago that it will be launching  national and regional television networks in 2012.

Commissioner Larry Scott says that his conference has partnered with cable companies Bright House, Comcast, Cox and Time Warner. There will be a national network along with six regional channels in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Southern California, Arizona and the Mountain states.

The network will launch in August 2012 and subscribers will be able to watch games on mobile devices.

Every football and basketball game will be televised nationally. The higher-profile games will be on Fox and ESPN.

 

Info courtesy of the Pacific 12 Conference

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