CORONA, Calif. (October 2, 2019) - Following a major announcement from the ARCA Menards Series that will see it become the preeminent driver progression program into NASCAR, MAVTV has announced an extension of its partnership with the ARCA Menards Series in which the Motorsports Network will broadcast the majority of the events, on the what is currently a 20-race schedule, for the next three seasons.
The partnership between the ARCA Menards Series and MAVTV dates back more than a decade, when select races were aired during the 2008 season. The current agreement began three seasons ago, when MAVTV showcased its first live broadcasts of the ARCA Menards Series during the 2017 schedule. Since then, MAVTV’s role has continued to grow as the primary broadcaster of the series, culminating with a 12-race slate of live races for the current 2019 season. With the newly announced extension, MAVTV will continue to serve this role through the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season, where it will showcase the bulk of the championship races via exclusive live broadcasts.
"The 2020 season will mark the fourth year MAVTV and ARCA have partnered to bring the majority of the ARCA Menards Series race schedule live to MAVTV,” stated Robert Patison, President MAVTV Motorsports Network. “It's great race action on some of the nation’s best-known tracks."
“MAVTV has been a tremendous partner for the ARCA Menards Series and we are thrilled to extend that relationship three more years,” said Ron Drager, ARCA president. “2020 marks the beginning of a new chapter for ARCA, and MAVTV’s commitment to the series helps us deliver great racing action to fans across the country, while also providing an outstanding platform for our race teams and sponsors.”
The final ARCA Menards Series broadcast on MAVTV for the 2019 season, the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 from Brownsburg, Indiana’s Lucas Oil Raceway, will be shown live with a nighttime spectacle under the lights on Saturday, October 5. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET, on MAVTV!