Monday, August 20, 2012

NASCAR This Week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series at Bristol in Prime Time

The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race under the lights at the high-banked and high-speed Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway this weekend with events on Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 24-25. ABC will have a live telecast of Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 7:43 p.m. Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race airs on ESPN, with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. and the green flag at 7:43 p.m.  Also from Bristol, ESPN2 will air NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Friday at 5 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and

Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide Series); analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
NASCAR Countdown (Sunday): Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty (analysts).

NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in the one-hour weekend edition that airs Saturday, Aug. 25, at noon ET. Host Shannon Spake will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven and reporters Marty Smith and Jim Noble will check in from the track.

Date Time                      Show                     Host                 Network
Tue., Aug. 21 3 p.m.      NASCAR Now      Marty Reid           ESPN2
Thu., Aug. 23 1 a.m.      NASCAR Now      Marty Reid          ESPN2
Fri., Aug. 24 6:30 p.m.  NASCAR Now      Shannon Spake   ESPN2
Sat., Aug. 25 Noon        NASCAR Now      Shannon Spake    ESPN2

- ESPN Media Zone Press Release

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