Speed Starts Latin NASCAR Engine


Fox International Channels announced a multiyear agreement with NASCAR Digital Entertainment and Grand American Road Racing.

In conjunction with the launch of Speed Channel throughout Latin America this week, the network will now have the rights to broadcast the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Nextel Cup Series, the NASCAR Busch Series, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Grand-Am Cup Series.

Races will air throughout Latin America on Speed, FX and Fox Sports.

“News Corp. and NASCAR have a successful partnership in the United States, where Fox, FX and Speed Channel have broadcast more races than any other partner,” Fox Latin America Channels president Hernan Lopez said in a prepared statement.

“We look forward to replicating this success in Latin America, where NASCAR already has a strong following,” he added.