The races will once again be broadcast on FS1, FS2 and MAVTV
BY: MATT WEAVER
For the first time in series history, every ARCA Racing Series event in 2019 will air live on some form of television.
Eight races are scheduled for broadcast on the Fox Sports networks, FS1 and FS2. Twelve races are scheduled for broadcast on MAVTV, including the entire short track slate and one superspeedway event.
The FS1/FS2 broadcast schedule includes the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 9 live on FS1 starting at 4:30 pm ET.
Other FS1 events include races at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, April 26, Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 23, Michigan International Speedway on Friday, June 7, Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday, June 27, and Pocono Raceway on Friday, July 26. Two races will be broadcast on FS2, the first Pocono race on Friday, May 31 and the season finale at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 18.
MAVTV’s schedule begins with ARCA’s return to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida for the first time since 1996 on Saturday, March 9, and continues with races at Salem Speedway on Sunday, April 7, Fairgrounds Raceway Nashville on Saturday, May 4, Toledo Speedway on Sunday, May 19, Madison International Speedway on Friday, June 14, Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 22, Elko Speedway on Saturday, July 13, Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 19, the Springfield Mile on Sunday, August 18, the DuQuoin State Fair on Saturday, August 31, Salem Speedway on Saturday, September 7, and Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday, October 5.
“The ARCA series provides great race action on the track and we are delighted to bring it to our MAVTV viewers live in 2019,” said Bob Patison, President of MAVTV Motorsports Network.
ARCA’s current broadcast relationship with MAVTV started in 2017 with 10 races, four of which were live and six shown on a tape-delayed basis. In 2018, that relationship grew to twelve races, eleven of which were scheduled for live coverage.
Broadcast times for each of the remaining races after Daytona will be announced by the networks and ARCA in the coming weeks.
The television schedule can be found below.
The complete 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule:
2/9 – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida (FS1)
3/9 – Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Florida (MAVTV)
4/14 – Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana (MAVTV)
4/26 – Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama (FS1)
5/4 – Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville, Tennessee (MAVTV)
5/19 – Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio (MAVTV)
5/23 – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina (FS1)
5/31 – Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania (FS2)
6/7 – Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan (FS1)
6/14 – Madison International Speedway, Madison, Wisconsin (MAVTV)
6/22 – Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois (MAVTV)
6/27 – Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois (FS1)
7/13 – Elko Speedway, Elko, Minnesota (MAVTV)
7/19 – Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (MAVTV)
7/26 – Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania (FS1)
8/18 – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois (MAVTV)
8/31 – DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, Illinois (MAVTV)
9/14 – Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana (MAVTV)
10/5 – Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg, Indiana (MAVTV)
10/18 – Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas (FS2)