ARCA & NBC Sports Network Announce Pact

Justin Boston (25) battles Austin Wayne Self during Sunday's ARCA Racing Series event at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway. (Joe Secka/JMS Pro Photo)

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – NBC Sports Network will air four ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races in August, giving the national stock car racing series an even greater television presence.

Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America made the announcement today during the Scott 160 race event weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake.

“We couldn’t be more excited than to have the opportunity to secure additional exposure of the ARCA Racing Series on NBC Sports Network,” said Mark Gundrum, ARCA Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Partnerships. “This opportunity is great for the teams, sponsors and fans of the series.”

Three of the four NBC Sports Network events are scheduled to air on Thursday nights, with one event slated for Friday night. NBC Sports Network’s ARCA racing coverage premieres Aug. 1, at 11 p.m. with the Winchester Speedway race. The race from Berlin Raceway will air on Aug. 15, at 11 p.m. ET, and the Madison Int’l Speedway event will air on Aug. 29, at 11 p.m. The event from the one-mile dirt oval at the Illinois State Fairgrounds will air on Aug. 23 at 11 p.m.

“We look forward to presenting the excitement of the ARCA Racing Series to motorsports fans on NBC Sports Network for the first time,” said Mike Perman, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group.

ARCA races from Winchester Speedway (Herr’s Chase the Taste 200) on June 30; Berlin Raceway (Berlin ARCA 200) on Aug. 10; The Illinois State Fairgrounds (Allen Crowe 100) on Aug. 18, and Madison Int’l Speedway (Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200) on Aug. 25, comprise the televised event package.