TOLEDO, Ohio – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards announced its television broadcast schedule on Tuesday, with all 20 races this season scheduled for live coverage on either FS1, FS2, or MAVTV.
Eight races are scheduled for broadcast on the FOX Sports networks, FS1 and FS2, and all eight are part of the General Tire Superspeedway Challenge.
Twelve races are scheduled for broadcast on MAVTV, including the entire Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge schedule and one superspeedway event.
The FOX Sports broadcast schedule includes the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway on Feb. 9, live on FS1 starting at 4:30 pm.
Other FS1 events include races at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 26, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 23, Michigan Int’l Speedway on June 7, Illinois’ Chicagoland Speedway on June 27, and Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on July 26.
Two races will be broadcast on FS2, including the first Pocono race on May 31 and the season finale at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18.
ARCA’s relationship with FOX Sports reaches back to April 20, 1997, when SpeedVision covered the series’ event at Salem Speedway.
SpeedVision, SPEED, FS1 and FS2 have combined to broadcast 256 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races over the course of 22 years.
MAVTV’s broadcast schedule begins with ARCA’s return to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., for the first time since 1996 on March 9.
It then continues with races at Salem (Ind.) Speedway on April 7, Tennessee’s Fairgrounds Raceway Nashville on May 4, Toledo Speedway on May 19, Madison Int’l Speedway on June 14, Illinois’ Gateway Motorsports Park on June 22, Elko (Minn.) Speedway on July 13, Iowa Speedway on July 19, the Springfield (Ill.) Mile on Aug. 18, the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fair on Aug. 31, a return to Salem on Sept. 7 and Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Oct. 5.
“The ARCA series provides great race action on the track and we are delighted to bring it to our MAVTV viewers live in 2019,” said Bob Patison, President of MAVTV Motorsports Network.
ARCA’s current broadcast relationship with MAVTV started in 2017 with ten races, four of which were live and six shown on a tape-delayed basis. Last year, that relationship grew to twelve races, eleven of which were scheduled for live coverage.
This season, the network is again scheduled to broadcast 12 races, but for the first time each one is slated to be shown live.
Broadcast times for each of the remaining races after Daytona will be announced by the networks and ARCA in the coming weeks.