FS1 lost its video feed late in a NASCAR Truck Series race.

Fox’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series broadcast of the Hall of Fame 200 on FS1 Saturday ran into some technical issues at the worst possible time. Just ahead of the finish, FS1’s video feed froze, then went to a test pattern, and the audio feed died. Fox then cut to a FS1 NASCAR graphic on the screen and got the audio back. The race finished with audio coverage only:

The video came back shortly after that, but because the race had already run overtime, the broadcast crew quickly threw to the Oklahoma State-Iowa State college football game (which was already underway; interestingly enough, it started on FS2 rather than Fox Business, and only switched to FS1 about six minutes into the first quarter):

Fox posted footage of the finish on their Twitter and Facebook platforms, and on their website.

But that’s still an unfortunate sequence of events for Fox, and an especially unfortunate one for racing fans who were watching this. That’s certainly an unsatisfying way to find out how a race finished.

The race will re-air in its entirety, including with the finish and post-race interviews, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on FS2.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.