Monday, August 27, 2012

NASCAR This Week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series at Atlanta in Prime Time
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race under the lights at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend with events on Saturday and Sunday nights, Sept. 1-2. ESPN will have a live telecast of Sunday night’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race, with NASCAR Countdown at 6:30 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 7:46 p.m. Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race airs on ESPN2, with NASCAR Countdown at 6:30 p.m. and the green flag at 7:16 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, Shannon Spake, Vince Welch.
NASCAR Countdown (Sunday): Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty (analysts).

Clint Bowyer, Team Featured in Special Program Sunday on ABC
NASCAR fans can go behind-the-scenes with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and the Michael Waltrip Racing team in a one-hour special program airing Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. ET on ABC.
Catching Speed, produced by award-winning NASCAR Productions, is a glimpse into how a team prepares during the week for a big race like the Brickyard 400. The show focuses on the No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota team during the week and throughout the race in Indianapolis. Fans will be able to listen to crew chiefs and engineers in competition meetings, pit crew members during pit practices and mechanics working on the car – all in preparation for Indy. 

NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the one-hour weekend edition that airs Sunday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. ET. Host Jonathan Coachman will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven and reporters Marty Smith and Ryan McGee will check in from the track.

Date   Time        Show                   Host                               Network
Wed., Aug. 29 1 a.m.   NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe              ESPN2
Thu., Aug. 30 2 a.m.   NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe              ESPN2
Sun., Sept. 2 10 a.m. NASCAR Now Jonathan Coachman  ESPN2
Tue., Sept. 4 1 a.m.   NASCAR Now Jonathan Coachman  ESPN2

- ESPN Media Zone Press Release

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