Monday, October 8, 2012

NASCAR This Week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series at Charlotte
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend with races on Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 12-13. ABC will have a live telecast of Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 7:46 p.m. Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race airs on ESPN, with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. and the green flag at 7:46 p.m.  ESPN2 will have telecasts of practice and qualifying sessions for both series on Thursday and Friday (schedule below). All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and The schedule:
Thu., Oct.  11
 Time    Event                                                  Network
2 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice         ESPN2
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup practice                ESPN2
6 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice ESPN2
7 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying                  ESPN2

Fri., Oct. 12 
4 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying      ESPN2
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup final practice        ESPN2
7 p.m. NASCAR Countdown                                  ESPN
7:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series                   ESPN
Sat., Oct. 13 7 p.m. NASCAR Countdown             ABC
7:30 p.m. Bank of America 500                             ABC

Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide Series); analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
NASCAR Countdown (Sunday): Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham, Brad Daugherty (analysts).
NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. ET. Host Mike Massaro will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven with reporters Marty Smith and Jim Noble at the track. The week’s schedule:
Date         Time            Show                 Host                               Network
Mon., Oct. 8 3 p.m.       NASCAR Now  Marty Reid                  ESPN2
Tue., Oct.  9 3:30 p.m.  NASCAR Now  Jonathan Coachman  ESPN2
Wed., Oct. 10 3 p.m.     NASCAR Now  Shannon Spake            ESPN2
Thu., Oct. 11 5:30 p.m. NASCAR Now  Mike Massaro              ESPN2
Fri., Oct.  12 5 p.m.       NASCAR Now  Mike Massaro              ESPN2
Sat., Oct.  13 10 a.m.     NASCAR Now  Mike Massaro              ESPN2

- ESPN Media Zone Press Release

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