FOX unveiled its new ticker for its NASCAR broadcasts, and it was met with plenty of criticism after its initial debut.
FOX made a few changes to it, and they made it more translucent during the Daytona 500. But fans hoping for a change to a horizontal ticker are out of luck, according to Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal.
FOX is banking on fans getting used to the graphic, and most will probably grow accustomed to it over time. Fans usually don’t like change when it comes to a broadcast, but it’s possible the criticism dies down as the season continues.
It probably wasn’t the best idea to have the vertical ticker since it takes up so much room. It worked better horizontally, but the more translucent version of the ticker works a little better.
Perhaps FOX will change it back next season if the criticism continues, but fans will have to get used to it for now.