Monday, August 12, 2013
NASCAR This Week on ESPN
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan Live on ESPN
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves to the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., this weekend and ESPN will have a live telecast of the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday, Aug. 18. NASCAR Countdown airs at noon with the race’s green flag at 1:16 p.m. ET. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; 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 Nationwide Series Making Mid-Ohio Debut
The NASCAR Nationwide Series will race for the first time ever at the historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 17, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 2:49 p.m. Also from Mid-Ohio, ESPN2 will air qualifying on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Marty Reid; analyst Ricky Craven.
Pit reporters: Rick DeBruhl, Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake.
NASCAR’s Kahne in Sports Center “My Wish” Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne joins stars of other sports as participants in the annual ESPN Sports Center “My Wish” series. The summer series – which chronicles sports-themed wishes by Make-A-Wish for children with life-threatening medical conditions — will return Saturday, August 17, during the 11 p.m. ET edition of Sports Center. Emmy Award-winning reporter Chris Connelly, who has hosted the series since its inception in 2006, will reprise his role.
Each episode will feature the story behind the wish, interviews with the children and their families, behind-the-scenes look at the wish fulfilled, and interaction between each child and their favorite athlete/team. In addition, ESPN.com will have articles surrounding each child’s experience posted on the same day as the corresponding wish. Fans can join the conversation using the hashtag #MyWish.
Kahne grants a wish on Sunday, Aug. 20, on the 6 p.m. edition of Sports Center. 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 Michigan International Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m. ET. Studio host Todd Grisham will be joined from the track by ESPN NASCAR analyst Dale Jarrett and reporters Marty Smith and Ryan McGee. 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., Aug. 13 1 a.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2
Wed., Aug. 14 2 a.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2
Thur., Aug.15 2 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Fri., Aug. 16 3 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Aug. 18 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Todd Grisham ESPN2