FOX likes NASCAR (and money)
It may be hard for some of us to understand the allure of watching men drive in circles for hours on end, but you can't deny there's big money in NASCAR, and FOX seems more than happy to renew and extend their contract with the auto racing giant. This season (the final race is Sunday) NASCAR will report an all-time season high, a status that hasn't been claimed since the NFL in 1981. Who would have thought that garnering substantial money for a network would be reason enough for them to let you stay? Of course, if I ran FOX I'd make them change the name from "NASCAR" to "Boring Race That Makes Me Lots of Money." The show would open with a picture of me holding a wad of cash in both hands and smiling into the camera.