NASCAR Canadian Tire Series to air on TSN Toronto, ON (January 25, 2007) -- TSN announced today a multi-year agreement for exclusive broadcast rights to the newly-formed NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, which launches in May of 2007. TSN will ...
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series to air on TSN
Toronto, ON (January 25, 2007) -- TSN announced today a multi-year agreement for exclusive broadcast rights to the newly-formed NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, which launches in May of 2007. TSN will televise 12 one-hour broadcasts, which will include race coverage, driver interviews and features.
The announcement complements TSN's extensive NASCAR broadcast package. With an expanded schedule for the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series of 28 races, up from 21 races last season, TSN also recently announced the acquisition of TV rights to all 35 NASCAR Busch Series races, including the inaugural Montreal race.
"As NASCAR's popularity north of the border continues to grow, TSN has enjoyed increased NASCAR audiences, which have more than doubled in the past 10 years," said Phil King, President, TSN. "The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series offers TSN the opportunity to showcase and support Canadian drivers and Canadian racing as part of the network's all-encompassing NASCAR coverage."
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series was announced in September 2006, following the acquisition of certain assets of the CASCAR Super Series. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will stage events nationally with a schedule of 12 races (May-October) throughout Canada. Many of the former CASCAR drivers and teams are anticipated to compete in the Series.
"This is a very important announcement for NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Canadian racing fans will have the broadest offering of NASCAR programming including the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series," said Robbie Weiss, Managing Director, NASCAR International. "We are excited to continue this great partnership with TSN and bring the best of Canadian racing to a broader audience."