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October 16, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
NASCAR and Fox Sports Media Group announced a $2.4-billion, eight-year extension Monday that runs through 2022 and keeps the prestigious Daytona 500 and first third of the Sprint Cup Series on the network. Fox, which has been with NASCAR since 2001, will pay an average of $300 million annually beginning in 2015 in its first fee increase in more than a decade. "NASCAR has been in very good hands and has enjoyed tremendous success the last 12 years in large part because of our fantastic partnership with FOX and FOX Sports Media Group," said NASCAR Chairman Brian France.
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October 16, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
NASCAR and Fox Sports Media Group announced a $2.4-billion, eight-year extension Monday that runs through 2022 and keeps the prestigious Daytona 500 and first third of the Sprint Cup Series on the network. Fox, which has been with NASCAR since 2001, will pay an average of $300 million annually beginning in 2015 in its first fee increase in more than a decade. "NASCAR has been in very good hands and has enjoyed tremendous success the last 12 years in large part because of our fantastic partnership with FOX and FOX Sports Media Group," said NASCAR Chairman Brian France.
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April 17, 2004 | Erin Ailworth, Times Staff Writer
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" floated from whistler Steve Herbst's puckered lips last week as he stood over the Sons of the Pioneers star on Hollywood Boulevard. Most passersby looked around, searching for the speakers they thought the music -- from "Cats" tunes to Stevie Wonder hits -- was coming from. A boy with a blond mullet stood at a nearby jewelry cart, where his mother was perusing the baubles. He stared, mouth agape at Herbst's subtly puffing cheeks.
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April 17, 2004 | Erin Ailworth, Times Staff Writer
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" floated from whistler Steve Herbst's puckered lips last week as he stood over the Sons of the Pioneers star on Hollywood Boulevard. Most passersby looked around, searching for the speakers they thought the music -- from "Cats" tunes to Stevie Wonder hits -- was coming from. A boy with a blond mullet stood at a nearby jewelry cart, where his mother was perusing the baubles. He stared, mouth agape at Herbst's subtly puffing cheeks.
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July 23, 2013 | By Jim Peltz and Joe Flint
NASCAR said Tuesday it signed a 10-year deal for NBC Sports Group to carry the second half of NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series season, starting in 2015. The multibillion-dollar deal means ESPN, which has the final 17 of the series' 36 annual races, and TNT (Turner Sports), which has six races in the summer, will no longer carry Cup events after next year. NASCAR Chairman Brian France told reporters on a conference call that it was "a very exciting and huge day for the sport of NASCAR.
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July 23, 2013 | By Jim Peltz and Joe Flint
NBC Sports will return to televising part of NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup stock-car racing series starting in 2015 under a 10-year deal announced Tuesday. The deal means ESPN and Turner Sports (TNT), which currently share NASCAR coverage with Fox Sports, no longer will carry Cup events after next year. Financial terms weren't announced. But the NBC pact is valued at about $440 million a year, or $4.4 billion overall, according to people with knowledge of the deal who were not authorized to discuss it publicly.
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