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FOX Has Decent Coverage of Rain-Delayed Kansas

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Sunday’s (May 5) AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway will be memorable for a bunch of reasons. The fact that the race started right around the time that it should have ended is just one of them.

However, the casual fan will remember this race for how it ended. Heck, it’s the only part of the race that warranted any kind of a mention on shows such as SportsCenter or Pardon the Interruption.

As you know by now, Kyle Larson beat Chris Buescher by just one-thousandth of a second to win Sunday’s race. Based on the timing and scoring, I’m not 100% sure that that was the real margin. At first, timing and scoring had Buescher in front of Larson at the line, despite the cameras showing that Larson beat Buescher to the line by an inch or so. That is actually possible. In fact, such a scenario happened last year in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX at NOLA Motorsports Park. In that race, the Mercedes was found to have gotten to the line first by four-thousandths of a second. However, the photographic evidence showed that the BMW got to the line first.

The call of the final couple of laps of the race was actually very good. Mike Joy brought his A-game here, while Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer did very well in supporting roles. Harvick, in particular, knew that Larson was going to have the chance to make the move on Buescher in turns 3 and 4. Buescher could have headed off Larson at the pass but failed to do so.

On that final lap, there was an incident coming to the line involving Corey Heim and Austin Dillon. This was acknowledged on-air by Joy on the cool down lap. However, no replay was ever shown. What happened?

Apparently, Dillon got loose exiting turn 4, clipped Heim and spun into the wall.

Now, there are some people who believe that given the insanity of the finish, you could excuse that. I disagree. Just because something crazy happens doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do your job. One would hope that FOX Sports had good footage of that incident, but chose not to show it.

The truth is, that isn’t the only thing that it didn’t show after the race. Viewers only got post-race interviews with Larson, Buescher and Denny Hamlin before FOX Sports 1 left Kansas for a rerun of Sunday’s United Football League game between the San Antonio Brahmas and the DC Defenders.

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