ABC NASCAR Coverage Complaints

November 10, 2008 by · 30 Comments
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Complaints About NASCAR Coverage on ABC

I’ve been getting a ton of comments about ABC cutting away from the race with just over 30 laps to go. Looks like a lot of you missed the end of the race thanks to this stupid decision at ABC. I think that must stand for Anything But Competent.

Both ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Company — but even Mickey Mouse could have handled this better. I decided to head over to ABC and launch a formal complaint. Then I thought you might want to do the same.

Here’s where to go if you want to complain directly to ABC:

This page also has a link to send Sports Feedback to ESPN, but I suggest sending your comments directly to ABC as this was an executive decision by ABC.

Here are some of the comments I have received so far:

Cutting the second last race of the season off to put on Funny Video’s is just plain stupid. If NASCAR doesn’t step up and do something to ABC for this. Then I have just one more comment for NASCAR. “LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO “CART” – Gordo3 16

I like Fox. I wish that they would broadcast the whole season. — Linda

ABC leaving the race high and dry with so little laps to go was just unbelievable, especially for the people who don’t have cable. They are very disrespectful to the fans that pay their salary. – Motorsports Photography

I think it was extremely stupid of ABC to switch with just a few laps left. I don’t have ESPN, and I missed the end. — Aubrey

I think ABC did us wrong by not finishing the race on that channel. If it was a football, baseball, golf, hockey they would have finished. We need to get rid of ABC for televising races unless they play the whole race. I really wanted to see the ending of the race. – Claudia

So what does all this say for NASCAR? “It doesn’t say very much,” according to Rick Hendrick.

You can read all the comments on the Phoenix Post Race Thread. I hope ABC gets their act together – or gets out of the business of NASCAR altogether.

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