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The 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is down to the final three races to determine the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, with Round 8 on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. ESPN will have a live telecast of the 500-mile race, with NASCAR Countdown presented by 5-Hour energy at 2 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 3:16 p.m. The telecast is presented by Federated Auto Parts. The race will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Nov. 3 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 Texas on Friday, Oct. 31, at 6:30 p.m. The track also will hold a 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Nov. 1, 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 Nov. 1. ESPN2 will air NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Friday at 4:30 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 Las Vegas 

Championships in all four professional classes are on the line as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season nears its conclusion with the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The event is the next-to-last in the Countdown to the Championship and qualifying and eliminations 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. 31 7 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, Nov. 2 3 a.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
1 p.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
2 p.m. Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
6 p.m. Eliminations 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, Nov. 2, RacingLive! Texas will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway. Fans can join ESPN.com’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/.

Marty & McGee Podcast – ESPN.com is the home for the weekly “Marty & McGee” podcast, hosted by ESPN lead NASCAR reporter Marty Smith and ESPN the Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee. Smith and McGee discuss NASCAR and other topics with a wide variety of guests ranging from NASCAR drivers to country music artists to stars from other sports. The podcast is usually available by midweek.

 

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]