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NHRA strikes multiyear media-rights extension with Fox Sports

The National Hot Rod Association and Fox Sports have announced a multiyear extension of their domestic media-rights agreement to telecast all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series competitions across Fox, FS1, and FS2.

The two parties first aligned in 2016. The deal includes expanded coverage on the Fox broadcast network and cable channel FS1, a National Football League adjacent event, and five hours of Finals coverage at the NHRA US Nationals over Labor Day Weekend each year.

According to the NHRA, the new agreement lasts “well into this decade” and “provides NHRA with the biggest television platform in the sport’s history.”

“Fox is thrilled to extend our relationship with the NHRA as we enhance our coverage for drag racing fans,” said Mark Silverman, Fox Sports’ president of national networks. “The NHRA on Fox has achieved record audiences for the sport, and we look forward to working with the NHRA to continue to expand the audience and grow the sport beyond the middle of this decade.”