Monday, September 9, 2013

NASCAR This Week on ESPN

The Chase Begins at Chicagoland Speedway

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s playoffs, begins this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway with the GEICO 400. ESPN will have a live telecast on Sunday, Sept. 15, with NASCAR Countdown at 1 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 2:16 p.m. The NASCAR Nationwide Series also competes at the 1.5-mile track on Saturday, Sept. 14, and ESPN2 will air the race at 3:30 p.m., with the green at 3:47 p.m. Also from Chicagoland, ESPN2 airs NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.

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).

Two NASCAR Now Specials to Preview Chase; Weekend Wrap-up Show Returns

ESPN’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will help NASCAR fans get ready for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a pair of special programs on Thursday, Sept. 12. ESPNEWS will air coverage from Chase Media Day at Navy Pier in Chicago from noon until 2:30 p.m. ET, with host Mike Massaro, analyst Ricky Craven and reporter Marty Smith speaking with the Chase drivers and other NASCAR news makers. Massaro, Craven and Smith will be back with a one-hour NASCAR Now Chase Preview at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. NASCAR Now’s weekend wrap-up show returns to the air Sunday, Sept. 15, at 11:30 p.m. This week’s schedule:

Time                Show                  Host                    Network

Tue., Sept.  10   2:30 a.m.   NASCAR Now   Allen Bestwick     ESPN2
Wed., Sept. 11   2:30 a.m.   NASCAR Now    Mike Massaro     ESPN2
Thu., Sept.  12   3:30 a.m.   NASCAR Now   Mike Massaro      ESPN2
                           Noon         NASCAR Now    Mike Massaro     ESPNEWS
                           7 p.m         NASCAR Now    Mike Massaro     ESPN2
Sun., Sept. 15    11:30 p.m.  NASCAR Now   Mike Massaro      ESPN2

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