NASCAR Championships to be Determined in Miami
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series seasons will end and championships will be determined this weekend at South Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway and both races, as well as selected practice sessions, will appear on ESPN networks. Sunday’s Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race on ESPN will conclude the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup while Saturday’s Ford 300 on ESPN2 will wrap up the Nationwide Series season. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.
Telecast schedule (all times Eastern):
Date Time Event NetworkFri., Nov. 18 12:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice ESPN2
Fri., Nov. 18 3 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 19 4 p.m. NASCAR Countdown ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 19 4:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300 ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 20 2 p.m. NASCAR Countdown presented by NAPA ESPN
Sun., Nov. 20 3 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 ESPN
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide); analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
ESPN Craftsman Tech Garage: Tim Brewer
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty (analysts).
NASCAR Now ScheduleESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the season-ending Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway with shows at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17. NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick will be at ESPN on Wednesday and will appear on the program, while reporters Marty Smith and Shannon Spake will report on Thursday from NASCAR’s annual Championship Contenders News Conference in Miami. Smith will follow contender Tony Stewart while Spake will follow Carl Edwards, with their reports also airing on SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms throughout the weekend. The one-hour weekend edition of NASCAR Now will air on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 9 a.m. with a preview of that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400. Mike Massaro will host with analyst Ricky Craven. NASCAR Now will air its final show of the 2011 season with a one-hour wrap-up from Miami on Sunday night at 10 p.m.
Date Time Show Host Network:
Mon., Nov.14 2:30p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Tues., Nov. 15 No show
Wed., Nov. 16 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Thur., Nov. 17 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Fri., Nov. 18 Noon NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 20 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 20 10 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2