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Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS., will host Race No. 4 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s 10-race version of the playoffs, on Sunday, Oct. 5, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the 400-mile race. NASCAR Countdown airs at 1 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 2:16 p.m. All Chase races feature NASCAR NonStop, a split-screen commercial format, during the second half of the race telecast. The race will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Oct. 6 at 5 a.m. Extended post-race will air on ESPN SportsCenter with analyst Ricky Craven in the studio and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards providing additional analysis from the track. ESPN2 also will air NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Kansas on Friday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m. The track also will hold a 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Oct. 4, and the race will air live on ESPN at 3:30 p.m., with the green flag at 3:46 p.m. ESPN Deportes will air the race at 4 a.m. on Oct. 5. ESPN2 will air NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Friday at 4 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from an affiliate provider.

Ford Ecoboost 300 - November 16, 2013

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;Brad Daugherty (analysts).

 

 

 

 

 

NHRA Countdown Continues at Reading 

The Countdown to the Championship for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues Oct. 3-5 at one of the series’ traditional venues, Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Qualifying and eliminations for the NHRA Nationals action will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on ESPN networks is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from an affiliate provider. The schedule:

 

Date Time Event Network
Friday, Oct. 3 4:15 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, Oct. 5 3:30 a.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
11 a.m. Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
4:30 p.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
8 p.m. Eliminations ESPN2, WatchESPN
11 p.m. Lucas Oil Series (Dallas) ESPN2, WatchESPN

 

Announcers:

Booth: Dave Rieff (anchor); Mike Dunn(analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary Gerould, John Kernan.

 

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, Oct. 5, RacingLive! Kansas will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway. Fans can join ESPN.com’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/.

 

Click HERE for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedules on ESPN.

Click HERE for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule on ESPN.

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Media Contact: Andy Hall, [email protected]