Fox making tweaks to revamped NASCAR scoreboard
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fox Sports’ attempt to modernize the scoring crawl is going back in for repairs.
The network ditched the usual rolling leaderboard at the top of the screen for a rectangular box on the right side of the TV screen.
Eric Shanks, Fox Sports chief operating officer and executive producer, says changes are coming after fans complained the new scoring screen blocked a portion of on-track action. He says the network has “some tweaks” that will adjust the layout for Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Fox ditched the traditional crawl because it took too long for the entire field to come around. The modernized screen gets fans the running order they want in a faster, more readable layout. The leaderboard changes by lap. For Daytona 500 qualifying, the scoreboard only listed names and running order, not speeds.
Fans complained on social media about the scoreboard during the exhibition Sprint Unlimited.