Thursday, August 7, 2008
Versus to carry IndyCar telecasts
The IRL IndyCar Series' TV package for 2009 has been forged and a new player is in the mix. Philadelphia-based Versus Network will broadcast a minimum of 13 races next year in a multiyear agreement. ABC will carry five races next season (including the Indy 500). ESPN and ESPN 2 will no longer broadcast IndyCar events. Versus is currently the cable home of the NHL, PBR (bull riding) and the Tour de France. The network reaches more than 73 million homes, according to their website.