Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and MAVTV Motorsports Network announced today that MAVTV will televise 12 ARCA Racing Series, presented by Menards, race events in 2018.
Eleven of the 12 races will be live on MAVTV in 2018, the second year of a three-year broadcast agreement with ARCA. The 2018 broadcast package includes the first superspeedway event scheduled for live coverage on the MAVTV Motorsports Network from Michigan International Speedway, Friday afternoon, June 8.
“ARCA is a well-respected and highly professional stock car racing series,” said MAVTV President Bob Patison. “It is definitely a good fit for MAVTV. Adding more live coverage of the series in 2018 builds on the momentum started last year by ARCA and MAVTV.”
Coverage begins Saturday night, April 7, with the first live broadcast from Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn. Live coverage is also scheduled for April 22 and September 15 from Salem (IN) Speedway; May 20 from Toledo (OH) Speedway; June 15 from Madison (WI) Int’l Speedway; July 14 from Elko (MN) Speedway; July 21 from Berlin (MI) Raceway; Aug. 19 from the Illinois State Fairgrounds; Sept. 3 from the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and Sept. 7 from Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. The only event not scheduled for live broadcast will be the July 7 event from Iowa Speedway, which will air on a delayed basis.
The 12-race MAVTV broadcast schedule rounds out ARCA’s 2018 telecast package, with the remaining eight races scheduled for live coverage on FOX Sports. Nineteen of the 20 ARCA Racing Series events in 2018 will be live.
The ARCA Racing Series first aired on MAVTV in the early 2000s, with delayed coverage from Salem.
“The relationship formed last year between ARCA and MAVTV has been nothing but positive,” said Mark Gundrum, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for ARCA. “From our teams, to our fans, to our sponsors, everyone at ARCA is excited about our partnership with MAVTV, and this announcement only adds to that excitement.”