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Here's an interesting little blurb on imdb.com I thought I'd pass along:


    Football Is Great, But What About NASCAR? Writers Ask

    NBC's agreement with the NFL to air football beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday nights next fall has raised questions about how the deal could affect the network's relations with NASCAR. Several published reports noted today (Friday) that only a week earlier, Homestead-Miami Speedway announced that it would install lights to allow the Nextel Cup finale to finish in primetime on Nov. 20. The race was scheduled to begin at 4:00 Eastern Time and would likely take almost 4 hours. NBC clearly expects NASCAR to alter its schedule. "NASCAR, and all of our sports partners, have been very cooperative in the past with scheduling," NBC spokesman Mike McCarley told the Tampa Tribune. "Look at it this way: What better lineup could you have than a Nextel Cup race leading into a NFL game? We will have the two highest-rated sports back-to-back."


Wow, the "Super Bowl" of NASCAR is forced to play second-fiddle to a regular season NFL game. What happens if there is a BIG wreck and there is a delay? Are their delays to the start time because of rain?
After a couple hundred laps, 10 laps from the finish, do they switch to the kickoff, or stick it out and join the game, already in progress?






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Daytona doesn't start until after the season...so it shouldn't matter much...

I don't think it'll cause as many problems as people think. Hell, Fox as the NFC package all day Sundays, and it's never caused problems with Nascar.



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I think by "Super Bowl" he meant "last race". Fox has the spring races, when there are no football games.

I'd suspect they'll work something out. It's not like they've never had NASCAR preempt programming before. I'd bet they'd start the football game on CNBC and switch everyone over to football after the race ended, with CNBC showing the post-race championship ceremonies or something like that.



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I think by "Super Bowl" he meant "last race". Fox has the spring races, when there are no football games.

    I'd suspect they'll work something out. It's not like they've never had NASCAR preempt programming before. I'd bet they'd start the football game on CNBC and switch everyone over to football after the race ended, with CNBC showing the post-race championship ceremonies or something like that.







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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Simplest lesson in life: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the NFL, and even that is 50/50. Last time something came close was Heidi in '68 and that was the AFL. Even then people still complain about Heidi pre-empting the Raiders comeback against the Jets. Remember, 1 hour 15 minute pre-game show, so that is the safety area to prevent conflicts.


Correction: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the END of an NFL game. I have to think that if the race is running long, NBC will stick with it and start the NFL game on CNBC or even MSNBC. They aren't going to take the chance of cutting off the end of a race that could be deciding the championship.
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    Originally posted by Crimedog
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Simplest lesson in life: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the NFL, and even that is 50/50. Last time something came close was Heidi in '68 and that was the AFL. Even then people still complain about Heidi pre-empting the Raiders comeback against the Jets. Remember, 1 hour 15 minute pre-game show, so that is the safety area to prevent conflicts.


    Correction: Nothing short of a declaration of war bumps the END of an NFL game. I have to think that if the race is running long, NBC will stick with it and start the NFL game on CNBC or even MSNBC. They aren't going to take the chance of cutting off the end of a race that could be deciding the championship.


CNBC? MSNBC? What, no love for USA Network? It's a far more logical home for NFL coverage, what with tennis and golf and that wacky wrestling show they have on Monday night starting in early October.



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