Press Release

Posted by Andy Hall on February 25, 2013

Motorsports This Week on ESPN

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NASCAR Nationwide Series at Phoenix on ESPN2

The NASCAR Nationwide Series moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend for a 200-mile race and ESPN2 will have a live telecast on Saturday, March 2. NASCAR Countdown begins at 4 p.m. ET with the green flag at 4:45 p.m. The race telecast is presented by Kawasaki. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Announcers:

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

Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.

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

 

NASCAR Now Schedule

ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, March 3, at 11 a.m. ET. Studio host Mike Massaro will be joined from the track by ESPN NASCAR analyst Andy Petree and  reporters Marty Smith and Shannon Spake at the track. The week’s schedule:

 

DateTimeShowHostNetwork
Tue., Feb. 2612:30 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., Feb. 271 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., Feb. 282 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., March 11:30 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., March 311 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN

 

NHRA Drag Racing Airs Saturday

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has the weekend off but fans can watch highlights from the recent event at Pomona, Calif., for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on Saturday, March 2, at 8 a.m. ET on ESPN2.

 

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 Sunday, March 3, RacingLive! Phoenix will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Fans can join ESPN.com’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/.

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.

Click HERE for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedules on ESPN.

Click HERE for the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule on ESPN.

Click HERE for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule on ABC.

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Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or andy.hall@espn.com