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Most 2011 NASCAR Chase Races To Be Streamed Online By ESPN, Turner Sports

In an unprecedented step for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, nine of the ten races remaining on the schedule - which of course comprise the Chase for the Championship playoff - will be streamed online by NASCAR.com's RaceBuddy Application and ESPN's WatchESPN.com.

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The new venture is made possible by an agreement between ESPN, which will carry the nine races on television, and Turner Sports, which hosts NASCAR.com and owns all online content for the sanctioning body's website. Turner already offers its six-race "Summer Series" with the "RaceBuddy" app, which allows fans to follow along with different camera views (including multiple on-board cameras of the sport's top stars). The actual broadcast itself will be available on the WatchESPN site.

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The one race which will not be available for online viewing is the Oct. 15 Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. That event is to be televised in prime time on ABC, which doesn't air sporting events online as to protect its local affiliates.

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