Monday, August 19, 2013
NASCAR This Week on ESPN and ABC
NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series in Prime Time at Bristol
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race under the lights at the half-mile Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway this weekend with both races airing in prime time. ABC will have a live telecast of the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday night, Aug. 24. NASCAR Countdown airs at 7 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 7:43 p.m. The NASCAR Nationwide Series races on ESPN on Friday night, Aug. 23, with Countdown at 7 p.m. and the green at 7:44 p.m. Also from Bristol, ESPN2 will air Sprint Cup qualifying on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide); analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace; Brad Daugherty, Ray Evernham (analysts).
NASCAR’s Kahne in SportsCenter “My Wish” Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne joins stars of other sports as participants in the eighth annual ESPN SportsCenter “My Wish” series. The summer series chronicles sports-themed wishes by Make-A-Wish® for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Kahne grants a wish on Sunday, Aug. 20, on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter. Rylee Durham, a 12-year-old who suffers from Noonan’s syndrome, gets to meet her favorite driver at the famous Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Saturday, Aug. 24, at noon 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. 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
Thur., Aug.22 1 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Fri., Aug. 23 2 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sat., Aug. 24 Noon NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2