ESPN Begins NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage at Indianapolis
ESPN begins its telecasts of the final 17 races of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 28. NASCAR Countdown airs at noon ET with the race’s green flag at 1:19 p.m. The race telecast is presented by Golden Corral. Also from Indianapolis, NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Saturday, July 27, airs on ESPN at 2 p.m. and ESPN2 will air Sprint Cup practice Saturday at 9 a.m.
ESPN also will have a live telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis on Saturday. NASCAR Countdown airs at 4 p.m. with the green flag at 4:50 p.m. The race will be the last of four consecutive events that comprise the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dash 4 Cash, a bonus program that will award an extra $100,000 to the highest-finishing of four eligible drivers in each of the four designated races.
All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The Indianapolis schedule:
Date Time Event Network
Saturday, July 27 9 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup practice ESPN2
2 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup qual. ESPN
4 p.m. NASCAR Countdown ESPN
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide race ESPN
Sunday, July 28 Noon. NASCAR Countdown ESPN
1 p.m. Brickyard 400, telecast 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 Now Schedule ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, July 28, at 9 a.m. ET. Studio host Mike Massaro will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven with reporters Marty Smith and Shannon Spake at the track. All NASCAR programming on ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The week’s schedule:
Date Time Show Host Network Tue., July 23 1 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Wed., July 24 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Thur., July 25 1 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN
Fri., July 26 1 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sat., July 27 2 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., July 28 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2