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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning Sunday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...

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