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Guest Message by DevFuse


NASCAR Fans who have Dish, time to get mad, NASCAR Nationwide Race at Richmond to be televised in SD Only.

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#1 OFFLINE   Willh



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

As you can tell from my title, this is an heads up for us NASCAR fans, that this Friday Night's Nationwide Series race at Richmond will be forced to be televised on one of the least favorite ESPN network, ESPNews, due to NBA Playoffs on ESPN and the NFL Draft on ESPN 2(which is normally the host of the NASCAR Races that aren't marquee enough to be on ESPN or ABC stations across the US). 
And with the current dispute with Disney that has pretty much removed ESPNews HD from the Dish lineup and it not coming back in the next few months, you gonna have to either deal with SD only for this race or miss it or wait until the Thursday afternoon replay next week on Speed to see this race in HD for those who prefer the much better HD to the old and outdated SD.
I remember a few years ago, the Richmond race was moved from the ESPN family of networks over to Speed due to this same issue of having the NFL Draft coverage (which ESPN shares with NFL Network) and the NBA Playoffs opening round series (which they could had let TNT had the Friday night game instead). except, I guess this time ESPN didn't want to ruin it's title of exclusive home of the Nationwide Series. 
If it wasn't for WWE SmackDown, i would watch the Race live but when SmackDown's on, Wrestling more high priority with me over Racing (except the 2012 Daytona 500, which was a rare Big Race force to an Monday Night due to weather related thing.).
I bet NASCAR would love it more if it could ask ESPN to do a simulcast of the race on both ESPNews and Speed (soon to become Fox Sports 1). 
So sorry to those who will not watch the SD feed of any channel that they will have to miss this one due to ESPNews not being in HD on Dish (blame Disney for this one).

DirecTV customer since March 2016, formerly a Dish Customer from January 2007 to March, 2016

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