Racing on TV?

I need a little help here. I'm hardly tuned into all the choices available when it comes to watching a race. I realize there are new, and some might argue better, ways to watch a race than turning in on one of those lame-o "television-sets."

But then I hear Allan Bestwick announce that ABC is done televising IndyCar races this season as it hands off to ESPN. And I see more and more NASCAR races presented on FS1 while my localist Fox-network station keeps showing some bunko-artist telling me how easy it is to flip houses -- over and over for as long as it would take a Cup racer to drive 500 miles -- in a golf cart.

So tell me, is the media leaving me behind, or are more fans leaving racing behind. Because I'm suspecting the latter. But I've never watched a race on my computer, never mind cellphone. Nor am I about to.  Is that what fans are doing? And if they are, then why does race-coverage include graphics so tiny I can't read them on a full-size TV?

I was just wondering.

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  • indy fan

    indy fan RI

    Yes, NASCAR's popularity is waning. Kids don't care about cars anymore! They go everywhere in their phone. Indycars have never been that popular. But ESPN is hardly local access.

    Yes, NASCAR's popularity is waning. Kids don't care about cars anymore! They go everywhere in their phone.
    Indycars have never been that popular. But ESPN is hardly local access.

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