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Posted by Andy Hall on July 2, 2012

Motorsports This Week on ESPN and ABC

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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.

Announcers:

Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.

Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Shannon Spake.

NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Ricky Craven (analysts).

 

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.

Announcers:

Booth: Lap-by-lap announcer Marty Reid; analyst Scott Goodyear.

Pit reporters: Rick DeBruhl, Jamie Little, Vince Welch

 

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.

Announcers:

Booth: Paul Page (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)

Pit reporters: Gary Gerould, Dave Rieff, John Kernan.

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.

 

Date Time Show Host Network
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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Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or andy.hall@espn.com