July 2, 2012
Motorsports This Week on ESPN and ABC
NASCAR Nationwide Series at Daytona on ESPN
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races Friday night, July 6, in the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway and the race airs live in prime time on ESPN. NASCAR Countdown airs at 7 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 7:49 p.m. Also from Daytona, ESPN2 airs NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying on Friday at 2 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.
IndyCar Series at Toronto Live on ABC
The IZOD IndyCar Series will head north of the border to race on the streets of Toronto on Sunday, July 8. ABC will have a live telecast with pre-race at 12:30 p.m. and the green flag at 1 p.m.
NHRA Norwalk Action on ESPN2, ESPN3
The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will compete in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, this weekend and drag racing fans can watch action from Norwalk Raceway Park on both ESPN2 and ESPN3. ESPN3 will air night qualifying at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, July 6, and full eliminations coverage on Sunday, July 7, at 11 a.m. On ESPN2, qualifying airs Saturday, July 7, at 6 p.m. while eliminations air Sunday at 8 p.m. All NHRA programming on ESPN2 and ESPN3 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Also this weekend, ESPN2 will air action from the recent NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m.
American Le Mans Series on ESPN2, ESPN3 from Lime Rock
The American Le Mans Series returns to action this weekend at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park and sports car racing fans can watch the Saturday, July 7, sports car endurance race on both ESPN2 and ESPN3. The ESPN3 coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. with ESPN2 joining the race at 4 p.m. for a two-hour telecast.
ESPN3, ESPN’s multi-screen live sports network, also will air qualifying for the event on Friday, July 6, at 3:30 p.m. All ALMS programming on ESPN2 and ESPN3 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.
NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway in the one-hour weekend edition airing Saturday, July 7, at 3 p.m. ET. Lindsay Czarniak will host, joined from the track by analyst Ricky Craven and reporters Marty Smith and Jim Noble.
|Wed., July 4||1 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Shannon Spake||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Thu., July 5||1 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Shannon Spake||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Thu., July 5||2 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Jonathan Coachman||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sat., July 7||3 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Lindsay Czarniak||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Mon., July 9||3 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Allen Bestwick||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
Motorsports on Other ESPN Platforms
ESPN.com — RacingLive! on ESPN.com is a live blog where fans can engage in debate and discussion with ESPN.com writers and editors during the NASCAR Sprint Cup races. On Saturday night, July 7, RacingLive! Daytona will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Fans can join ESPN.com’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/. ESPN.com senior motorsports writer Ed Hinton will be on hand at Daytona.
ESPN Radio — Each weekend morning, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay starts its engines at 6 a.m. ET with host Pat Patterson anchored from the site of that weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay listeners get an hour of news, previews and analysis, as well as profiles and interviews with NASCAR’s biggest names and newsmakers and the involvement of listeners via calls and e-mails.
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