Monday, October 15, 2012

NASCAR This Week on ESPN

NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series at Kansas
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., this weekend with races on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21. ESPN will have a live telecast of Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, with NASCAR Countdown at 1 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 2:16 p.m. Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race also airs on ESPN, with NASCAR Countdown at 3 p.m. and the green flag at 3:46 p.m.  ESPN2 will have telecasts of practice and qualifying sessions for both series on Friday and Saturday (schedule below). All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and The schedule:

Date Time Event                                               Network
Fri., Oct. 19
2 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice         ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice ESPN2
  5 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying                 ESPN2
Sat., Oct. 20
11 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup practice                        ESPN2
  3 p.m. NASCAR Countdown                                 ESPN
  3:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series race                 ESPN
Sun., Oct. 21
1 p.m. NASCAR Countdown                                 ESPN
  2:16 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race                 ESPN
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: 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 Kansas Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. ET. Host Jonathan Coachman will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven with reporters Ryan McGee and Mike Massaro at the track. Coachman and Craven will review the race Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. The week’s schedule:

Date Time Show Host Network
Mon., Oct. 15 3 p.m.   NASCAR Now Shannon Spake       ESPN2 
Wed., Oct. 17 3 p.m.   NASCAR Now Shannon Spake          ESPN2
Thu., Oct. 18 3 p.m.   NASCAR Now Shannon Spake          ESPN2
Sat., Oct. 20 1:30 a.m.   NASCAR Now Shannon Spake        ESPN2
Sun., Oct. 21 9 a.m.   NASCAR Now Jonathan Coachman ESPN2
Sun., Oct. 21 10:30 p.m NASCAR Now Jonathan Coachman ESPN2

- ESPN Media Zone Press Release

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