Around the country, viewers who turn to FOX on Monday will see the Food City 500, a NASCAR race being held at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.

Except in the Bay Area, where FOX viewers are instead being treated to The Wendy Williams Show.

Here’s what happened: The Food City 500 was originally scheduled for Sunday, but weather in Bristol forced the race to be postponed to Monday morning at 1 p.m. ET, which is 10 a.m. PT.

While most FOX affiliates simply subbed in the race for their usual Monday-morning programming, the Bay Area’s KTVU chose to instead bump it to a sister channel, KICU, and keep its usual schedule.

Of course, the Bay Area is not exactly a haven for NASCAR types, so maybe The Wendy Williams Show and whatever else the affiliate has lined up will draw better ratings. Still, a number of Bay Area residents were confused by the switch.

The affiliate sent a handful of replies to confused viewers explaining that the race would air on KICU, also known as KTVU Plus.

This explanation did not please everyone.

We haven’t seen evidence that any other FOX affiliate passed on airing the NASCAR race, so it looks like KTVU was the only one. We’ve reached out to KTVU for an explanation of why they bypassed the race and will update this post if we get a response.

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