Month: July 2017

John Strong, Stu Holden and Landon Donovan

FOX Sports Presents CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals Coverage Live From Multiple Locations

Landon Donovan, Stu Holden and John Strong Call USA-El Salvador Live From Lincoln Financial Field

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports, home of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, continues tournament coverage with quarterfinals doubleheaders on Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20, as eight teams, including CONCACAF giants Mexico and the U.S. MNT, compete for a place in the semifinals.

Wednesday’s doubleheader features the Americans against El Salvador and a clash between Costa Rica and Panama. The U.S. MNT, which finished first in Group B, squares off against El Salvador at 8:30 PM ET on FS1. Rob Stone anchors studio coverage from Los Angeles alongside former U.S. Hall of Famer Alexi Lalas, two-time U.S. WNT Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Wagner and Emmy-award winning broadcaster Fernando Fiore, with Dr. Joe Machnik weighing in as rules analyst. Lead play-by-play analyst John Strong, former U.S. MNT midfielder Stu Holden and U.S. MNT all-time leading goal scorer Landon Donovan call the match live from Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, with Jenny Taft reporting from the sidelines. Earlier in the day, Costa Rica’s Los Ticos and Panama’s Los Canaleros open knockout-stage competition at 6:00 PM ET on FS1. Keith Costigan and Eric Wynalda are on the call for Costa Rica-Panama.

Thursday’s lineup features battles between Mexico and Honduras, and Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz and Alphonso Davies’ Canada, beginning at 6:30 PM ET on FS1. Stone hosts pregame coverage alongside Lalas, Fiore and former Mexican National Team member Mariano Trujillo. Famed American soccer announcer JP Dellacamera calls Mexico-Honduras (FS1, 10:30 PM ET) alongside former U.S. MNT goalie Brad Friedel with special reports from Francisco X. Rivera reporting live from the University of Phoenix Stadium. Glenn Davis and former U.S. MNT legend Cobi Jones are on the call for Jamaica-Canada (FS1, 7:30 PM ET).

All matches can be live streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go. FOX Sports GO is available on FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

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Harvick Joined FOX Business Network’s MORNINGS WITH MARIA to Discuss Wednesday’s NCWTS Race at Eldora Speedway

Former Champ Talked Trucks on Dirt, Tony Stewart’s Role as Track Owner and a Possible Post-Driving TV Career
NCWTS Producer Shares Challenges of Producing a Race on Dirt

CHARLOTTE, NC – Former NASCAR champion and regular FOX Sports analyst Kevin Harvick joined FOX Business Network’s MORNINGS WITH MARIA today from the NASCAR RACE HUB studio to discuss Wednesday’s NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES race at Eldora Speedway, which airs on FOX Business Network live at 9:00 PM ET. He and co-host Dagen McDowell also discussed his increased visibility in the FOX Sports television booth and a possible on-camera career post-racing.

Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, has qualified for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and currently sits fourth in points. He is serving as a FOX NASCAR analyst for the Eldora race alongside Vince Welch and Michael Waltrip. Below are excerpts from Harvick’s interview. To watch the interview in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

Also below is a Q&A with Mark Smith, lead race producer for the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES on FOX Sports. Smith, who possesses a wealth of dirt-racing production experience, played a pivotal role five years ago in helping acclimate FOX NASCAR’s production team to dirt racing.

McDowell: FOX Business is going to be broadcasting the Truck race on dirt. Please tell the viewers why they should be watching Wednesday night.

Harvick: “Wednesday night is a very unique event, just for the fact the national series hadn’t been on dirt in a very long time, but that’s really what built our sport, or was a part of building our sport into what it is today. To have the trucks go back to Eldora Speedway and race on dirt creates a very unique event. When you look at the Eldora Speedway, and really through the years — it’s been there for 50-some years and Tony Stewart owns Eldora Speedway. When they brought the trucks there, it brought this excitement to the series and the Truck Series going on dirt, and now it has become one of their marquee events. It’s a lot of fun to watch. You get a lot of dirt racers and a lot of the guys who have had to get better at dirt racing who didn’t have a lot of experience on the dirt who race trucks every week. It’s a great mix of dirt racers and every-week truck racers — and Kyle Larson and some of the Cup guys coming in to run as well.”

McDowell: Tony Stewart, as the owner of Eldora, is very dedicated to making sure that the track is in tip-top condition.

Harvick: “That’s really what Tony likes to do. He likes to sit on the tractor and make sure the race track is right. He’ll ride around, and if it doesn’t look right, he’ll plow it up, and the next thing you know, it won’t be as dusty and there’ll be a little moisture in the top of the race track or the bottom of the race track. Tony is very passionate about what he does with the race track, and that bleeds over into the racing. That’s really what has kept Eldora Speedway in the marquee dirt-racing spot. From sprint cars to dirt late models, there’ll be 60,000 people that roll through this race track over the two weeks …”

McDowell: Do you want to do TV full-time when you stop racing?

Harvick: “It is definitely something that I’d like to do, and FOX has allowed me to kind of dabble in sitting in a booth and doing different things in the studio. For me, it’s great because I can do my full-time job on Sunday racing the car, and on Saturdays (NASCAR XFINITY SERIES events) and sometimes Wednesday night at the dirt track, to sit up in the TV booth and get some experience while I’m actually still doing my real job.”

Q&A WITH FOX SPORTS NCWTS PRODUCER MARK SMITH:

On how the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES race at Eldora Speedway has evolved over the five years from a production standpoint:
“We somewhat threw the kitchen sink at it in the first year with extra cameras, X-mo replay machines and more. Then we figured out that while it was one of our biggest races of the year, we still should treat it like every other race and not get away from what makes our broadcasts great – showing racing and not all the fancy bells and whistles.”

On the biggest challenge of producing a race on dirt versus pavement:
“The biggest challenge for me personally is not getting too excited for this event. I come from a dirt racing background, as does my director, Roger Vincent, so I’d be lying if I said I didn’t circle this on the calendar every year. The other thing that is challenging to us in the production truck is not getting caught up in following the “dirt track” ringers. Each year there are a handful of guys that come in and try and steal the thunder from the weekly drivers, and most of them do well. We’ve had guys like Scott Bloomquist, Rico Abreu, Bobby Pierce and Tracy Hines — all excellent dirt racers in different types of cars. So far, none of them have completely succeeded. All four winners of this event have been NASCAR regulars.”

On how the race production itself is different from a regular race:
“Race production is a bit different because there are qualifying races, a last chance qualifying race and stage breaks. This year, stage breaks became the norm in our sport in all three national series, but we have been doing them at Eldora since the first Truck Series race there. The most important job we have comes during the qualifying races and the last-chance race — keeping viewers aware of who is in the race and who is not and why. This type of racing may not be self-explanatory to the weekly NASCAR viewer, but to the fans that attend their local short tracks each week, it is the norm, so we have to make sure everybody understands.”

On Smith’s dirt-racing production background:
“I grew up in upstate New York going to dirt races since I was a kid. The DIRT Modifieds was the series we saw the most. I actually worked for DIRT Motorsports prior to coming south in 1996, producing live races for them and a weekly magazine style show. Ironically, Roger Slack, who runs Eldora Speedway for Tony Stewart, worked at DIRT Motorsports as well, so we have known each other for years and stay in contact.”

On which driver has improved the most on dirt over the years:
“One driver starting to form some affection for the dirt is Matt Crafton. He seemingly has come into Eldora each year not being on anyone’s radar, but by the end of the night, he is right there in the top 10. Matt now has a dirt race team and has raced it during Speedweeks in February at various tracks in Florida.”

On whether any different cameras or equipment are needed on dirt:
“This year we have added the ‘Visor Cam’ that FOX debuted at Sonoma with Danica Patrick. Chase Briscoe will wear that and help provide some great views as to what it’s like racing on the dirt. The biggest things viewers will see is how rough a ride it is on dirt and also where he is looking while behind the wheel. I think everyone will be surprised to see he might be looking to the right more than he does to the left, when that is the direction he wants the truck to go. And like last year, our resident dirt racer, Kenny Wallace, is back as part of our broadcast team. Kenny races up to 100 dirt races each year and brings a knowledge of the dirt that few have. He will be down on the ground, roaming the infield and in the turns, providing his insight up close.”

Juli Inkster

72nd U.S. Women’s Open on FOX Highlights

Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14

The 72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., is well underway. Competition began Thursday, July 13, and continues today, Friday, July 14, with first and second round action from 2:00 to 7:00 PM ET both days on FS1.

Coverage shifts to the FOX broadcast network for third and final round coverage on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM ET.

Highlights from FOX Sports’ ongoing coverage are below:

WATCH: Michelle Wie joins FOX Sports’ 18th Tower to break down changes to her swing over the years

Wie on the evolution of her swing:
“That first swing is from 2003. That was pre-injuries. A lot of injuries. I struggled through a lot, so I had to work my swing around that. I don’t think really anyone has the same swing when they’re 13 as when they’re 27. I liked that swing back then. If I had my way, I would definitely keep that swing, but I just had a lot of injuries along the way and had to work around it unfortunately.”

WATCH: Wie discusses battling injuries, her first round play and more

Wie on her neck injury and subsequent withdrawal from this year’s championship:
“I just didn’t want to hurt it any further. There are a lot of important tournaments coming up, and I want to be ready for that. But I’m just so bummed. This golf course is so pure. It was so much fun yesterday. I’m sad to not be playing golf, but I’m excited to be here.”

WATCH: How will rainy conditions affect second-round play?

Analyst Juli Inkster on the importance of consistency despite weather delays:
“This is a round where you don’t want to let the leaders get too far ahead of you. They have a lot of holes left to play, but I think with the conditions, I don’t see anybody really running away with this thing. So, patience today. Fairways, greens, don’t leave yourself those five- or six-footers for par. Every par out there today is your friend.”

ICYMI – WATCH: Highlights from leader Shanshan Feng’s spectacular opening round

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Former World Champion Danny Garcia Joins FOX Sports as Analyst for PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS: OMAR FIGUEROA VS. ROBERT GUERRERO on FOX

Virgil Hunter Serves as Analyst with Host Brian Kenny and Play-by-Play Announcer Brian Custer

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces former two-division world champion Danny Garcia joins the FOX Sports broadcast team as an analyst for PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS: OMAR FIGUEROA VS. ROBERT GUERRERO live on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, July 15 (8:00 PM ET), from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, N.Y.

Garcia joins host Brian Kenny, blow-by-blow announcer Brian Custer and fellow analyst and longtime boxing trainer Virgil Hunter. On FOX Deportes, Jessi Losada joins blow-by-blow announcer Ricardo Celis to call the action in Spanish.

The main event features the matchup between former world champions Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa (26-0-1, 18 KOs) and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs). The fifth installment of PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes sees Staten Island’s unbeaten contender “Sir” Marcus Browne (19-0, 14 KOs) battling undefeated Long Island native Seanie Monaghan (28-0, 17 KOs) in a light heavyweight showdown. Also televised in prime time, Artur Szpilka (20-2, 15 KOs) meets Adam Kownacki (15-0, 12 KOs) in an all-Polish heavyweight showdown that promises fireworks.

“I’m very excited for the PBC fights on Fox Saturday night,” says Custer. “If styles make fights, we should have three fan-friendly, explosive bouts you don’t want to miss. And what a main event with two former world champions, Omar Figueroa and Robert Guerrero, one trying to re-establish his dominance and the other looking to regain his past glory in the best division in boxing.”

Once the fights are done on FOX, the boxing continues for two more hours on FS1 & FOX Deportes with once-beaten welterweight Jamal James (20-1, 9 KOs) fighting former title challenger Jo Jo Dan (36-4, 19 KOs) in a 10-round headliner. Blow-by-blow announcer Ray Flores calls the action with Garcia and Hunter on FS1. On FOX Deportes, former featherweight world champion and 2000 Mexican Olympic team member Daniel Ponce de Leon joins blow-by-blow announcer Alejandro Luno to call the action in Spanish

Follow on Twitter at: @MrBrianKenny @BCusterTV @DannySwift @virgilhunter7 @SBRFlores @PremierBoxing @FOXSports @FOXDeportes and @Swanson_Comm.

Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fight is available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, fights are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

Rob Stone, Matt Leinart, Joel Klatt & Dave Wannstedt

FOX Sports Announces All-Star Lineup of Broadcasters for Network’s Best College Football Schedule

NEW YORK, NY – FOX Sports today announces its all-star lineup of exciting announcers, expert analysts, veteran hosts and intrepid reporters set to cover the network’s best-ever college football schedule when the season kicks off next month. Today’s announcement was made by John Entz, President of Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

“We are truly excited about the talented team of broadcasters we’ve assembled for what is sure to be our best college football season yet,” said Entz. “Our team of announcers offers a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge, allowing us to entertain and inform viewers at home, especially those who are joining us for the first time, as we look forward to welcoming in a new Big Ten audience.”

Play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and analyst Joel Klatt return for their third season together in the booth as FOX Sports’ lead college football voices and are joined by sideline reporter Jenny Taft. Taft has been part of FOX Sports college football since 2014 and also serves as a reporter for the network’s soccer and supercross coverage, as well as in a variety of other roles. Johnson, Klatt and Taft pull double-duty on opening weekend beginning with Washington at Rutgers on Friday, Sept. 1, with coverage beginning at 7:00 PM ET on FS1 for the first Big Ten home game on the network, before flying across the country for Texas A&M at UCLA on Sunday, Sept. 3, on the FOX broadcast network, with coverage getting underway at 7:00 PM ET.

Also back in the booth are play-by-play announcer Joe Davis and analyst Brady Quinn, this season joined by sideline reporter Bruce Feldman, who also contributes to FOX Sports’ college football studio coverage. Play-by-play announcer Tim Brando and analyst Spencer Tillman also return in 2017 and are joined on the sidelines by Holly Sonders. A native of Ohio and former student-athlete at Michigan State, Sonders has been a mainstay on the network’s golf coverage for the past three years and has also served as a sideline reporter for select NFL broadcasts.

Host Rob Stone is in studio for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on FOX and FS1, once again joined by analysts Matt Leinart, a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at USC and member of the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017; Robert Smith, a standout running back and track athlete at Ohio State before enjoying a successful NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings; and Dave Wannstedt a former college and NFL championship coach. Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino serve as rules experts.

Before the 2017 campaign officially kicks off, FS1 presents the FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF preview show on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 12:00 PM ET, before a FOX NFL preseason doubleheader. Stone is joined by Klatt, Smith, Leinart and Wannstedt to discuss the top storylines heading into the new season.

In 2017, FOX Sports televises top games from the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. FOX Sports is home to some of the most anticipated matchups of the season, including Ohio State at Michigan, Oklahoma State at Oklahoma in the annual Bedlam rivalry, and Texas at USC in the first rematch of the 2006 BCS National Championship Game. FOX Sports is also home to the Big Ten and Big 12 championship games and the Foster Farms and San Diego County Credit Union bowl games.

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ICYMI: Highlights from WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN on FS1

FOX Sports’ presentation of the 72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship began today with WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN on FS1, featuring live practice-round coverage and a first look at this year’s field. Highlights from today’s coverage are below:

Today’s Top Clip:

WATCH: Two-Time U.S. Women’s Open Champion Juli Inkster On Her Picks to Win in 2017

Today’s Top Quotes:

Defending U.S. Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang discussed her relaxed approach and title defense with FOX Sports on-course reporter Natalie Gulbis:
“I’m definitely going to make sure I have a lot of good meals and enjoy the food that the city has to offer.

“It’s been a fun week being the defending champion. I have to get a little more focused and get ready to play great.

“I like the course. I know the USGA will mess around with some tee boxes, which I always love, but it [the course] is long. You have to be hitting the ball well.”

Analyst Brad Faxon says long hitters have an advantage at this year’s U.S. Women’s Open:
“I would say there is a theme this year in all the U.S. Opens – the Men’s, the Women’s and the Senior – wider fairways than the players are typically accustomed to at U.S. Open sites. I think it’s really going to help the longer hitters.”

Analyst Juli Inkster singles out Lexi Thompson as a golfer to watch this week:
“Lexi keeps knocking at the door. She’s relentless and she’s so powerful. She’s definitely our Dustin Johnson of the LPGA Tour. She’s just so fun to watch.”

Television coverage of the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship begins tomorrow, Thursday, July 13, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM ET on FS1. A concurrent live stream and alternate featured groups feed are also available via FOX Sports GO. In addition, bonus coverage of early first-round action is available on usga.org from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET.

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2017 MLB All-Star Game on FOX is Most-Watched Program of the Summer

Mid-Summer Classic Delivers Combined 9.442 Million Viewers on FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO
Combined Viewership Up +7% Over Last Year

MIAMI – The 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, from Marlins Park in Miami last night, was a star-studded celebration of baseball’s greatest. Highlighted by a pregame salute to the best Latin American-born baseball players in history, including members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the event delivered a combined 9.442 million viewers across FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO, up +7% vs. last year’s combined audience of 8.829 million viewers.

FOX’s broadcast scored a 5.5/11 fast-national household rating/share, with an average audience of 9.280 million, according to Nielsen Media Research. Tuesday night’s fast-national viewership is up +7% over last year (vs. 8.707 million viewers) and is the biggest increase for an All-Star Game since 2008.

88th MLB All-Star Game & First Half of Season Highlights:

  • FOX’s total audience figure of 23 million viewers surpassed last year’s figure by +6% (vs. 21.7 million viewers).
  • MLB’s All-Star Game reaffirmed its prominence as the No. 1 All-Star event in American sports.
  • FOX enjoyed year-over-year ratings increases across all major demographics according to Nielsen Media Research, with Men 18-49 up +7% (3.1 vs. 2.9), Men 25-54 up +3% (3.7 vs. 3.6), Adults 18-49 up +5% (2.3 vs. 2.2), and Adults 25-54 up +4% (2.8 vs. 2.7).
  • Last night’s telecast is FOX’s highest-rated and most-watched event since the Daytona 500 in February and is projected to be the network’s best Tuesday night since Game 6 of the 2016 World Series in November.
  • Initial tune-in for last night’s game began at a 4.8/10 household rating/share (7.997 million viewers) from 8:16 PM ET – 8:30 PM ET and peaked at a 5.9/11 (10.024 million) from 10:00 – 10:15 PM ET.
  • FOX Deportes averaged 114,000 total viewers, up +18% over last year (vs. 97,000 viewers) and is the second most-watched MLB All-Star Game in the network’s history.
  • FOX Sports GO, the live streaming platform that showcases all of FOX Sports’ live events and studio programming, delivered an average-minute audience of 49,441, nearly doubling last year’s average-minute audience of 25,057.
  • Last night’s game (8:16 PM ET – 11:39 PM ET) beat the 8:00 – 11:00 PM ET primetime average of each of the other major broadcasters among Adults 18-49 with 2.996 million viewers in the demo.
  • On FOX and FS1, 2017 MLB regular-season ratings are up a combined +4%, and across FOX Regional Sports Networks, MLB ratings are up +1% so far this season, year-over-year.
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FOX Sports Live from Historic NYC FIA Formula E Championship Debut

Sunday’s Fully Electric ePrix Live from Brooklyn on FOX Broadcast Network

CHARLOTTE, NC – The FIA Formula E Championship arrives in Brooklyn this weekend for the inaugural Qualcomm New York City ePrix, with FOX Sports offering multi-platform coverage of the historic two-race event, highlighted by Sunday’s live coverage of Round 10 of the all-electric series on the FOX broadcast network, beginning at 1 PM ET.

The Formula E events, being contested at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, are the first major races to take place within New York City’s five boroughs in modern history. The 1.2-mile, 10-turn circuit winds through the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, and features stunning views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

Ralph Sheheen hosts FOX Sports pre-race coverage from Brooklyn, teaming with the Formula E broadcast team of Bob Varsha (host), Martin Haven (play-by-play), Dario Franchitti (analyst) and Nicki Shields (pits/interviewer).

“There is an extraordinary sense of excitement and anticipation for this inaugural event in New York City,” Varsha said. “After all, it’s the Big Apple, the financial, cultural, media and arts capital of the world! It’s a huge feather in the cap of Formula E that in just the third season of existence, they’ve been able to gain a foothold in a market where more established series have been unable to. Like Paris, Monaco, Mexico City and Hong Kong, the New York City leadership has embraced the concept of emissions-free racing entertainment, and I think the fans are going to like what they see.”

NYC ePrix television schedule (all times ET and subject to change):

  • Round 9 qualifying – Saturday, July 15 (6:30 PM, FS2, SDD)
  • Round 9 ePrix – Saturday, July 15 (7:30 PM, FS2, SDD)
  • Round 10 qualifying – Sunday, July 16 (11:00 AM, FS2, SDD)
  • Round 10 pre-race – Sunday, July 16 (12:30 PM, FOX broadcast, Live)
  • Round 10 ePrix – Sunday, July 16 (1:00 PM, FOX broadcast, Live)

*Both races available streaming live on FOX Sports GO.

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FOX’s MLB All-Star Game Scores Growth, Delivers 6.5 Overnight Rating

88th All-Star Game Is First Year-To-Year Ratings Gain in Five Years

MIAMI – Major League Baseball’s 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, in which the American League edged the National League 2-1 in 10 innings last night on FOX, delivered a 6.5/11 overnight rating/share according to Nielsen Media Research. Tuesday night’s contest from Marlins Park in Miami is up +2% over last year’s 6.4/11. With the addition of FOX Deportes, last night’s game scored a 6.6/11.

The 2017 Midsummer Classic experienced year-to-year metered-market ratings gains for the first time in five years. Last night’s contest is projected to be FOX’s best night in primetime since Super Bowl LI and its best Tuesday night since Game 6 of the World Series in November of 2016.

Kansas City led all markets with a 16.6/28, the third straight year that they’ve topped all markets, followed by St. Louis (12.1/21), Cleveland (11.9/21), Minneapolis (9.6/19), New York (9.2/16), Houston (8.9/16), Cincinnati (8.8/15), Denver (7.9/16), Phoenix (7.8/14) and Washington D.C. (7.7/15), to round out the top 10. Hometown Miami delivered a 5.6/10.

Markets showing greatest year-to-year growth include Houston +62% (8.9 vs. 5.5); Denver +52% (7.9 vs. 5.2); Buffalo +41% (3.1 vs. 2.2); Cleveland +40% (11.9 vs. 8.5); Cincinnati +38% (8.8 vs. 6.4); Charlotte +35% (3.1 vs. 2.3); Indianapolis +33% (5.6 vs. 4.2); Greensboro +32% (4.1 vs. 3.1); New York +31% (9.2 vs. 7.0); Tampa +22% (6.6 vs. 5.4).

Fast Nationals have been ordered for the 88th All-Star Game and will be made available later today.

Kaitlyn Vincie

FOX NASCAR Notes: Wednesday Marks First Time Two Women Have Hosted NASCAR RACE HUB on FS1

Harvick to Appear on “Mornings with Maria” Monday on FOX Business Network to Promote Eldora NCWTS Race

CHARLOTTE, NC –Tonight marks the first time two women have co-hosted NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR’s most-watched news and highlights program that debuted in 2009. Regular co-host Shannon Spake is joined at the desk by Kaitlyn Vincie to lead Wednesday’s edition, airing on FS1 at 6:00 PM ET. Austin Dillon serves as the driver analyst.

NASCAR RACEDAY OFFERS INTERVIEW WITH MATT KENSETH:
Sunday’s NASCAR RACEDAY (12:00 PM ET on FS1) offers an in-depth interview with Matt Kenseth, who, it was announced Tuesday, is being replaced by Erik Jones for the 2018 season. Kenseth talks with Kenny Wallace in a “Riding Shotgun with Kenny Wallace” feature. Also airing during NASCAR RACEDAY is a Kaitlyn Vincie sit-down with Joey and Brittany Logano that, among other topics, explores their journey to parenthood.

HARVICK TO APPEAR ON FOX BUSINESS NETWORK’S MORNINGS WITH MARIA NEXT MONDAY:
Kevin Harvick is scheduled to appear on FOX Business Network’s MORNINGS WITH MARIA on Monday, July 17, to discuss the Wednesday, July 19, NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES race from Eldora Speedway, airing live on the network at 9:30 PM ET. Harvick’s hit is scheduled Monday for late in the 8:00 AM ET hour. The former champion is serving as a FOX Sports analyst for the race alongside Vince Welch and Michael Waltrip.