Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Nationwide Sunday afternoon & other Motorsports on ESPN Networks July 8-14

ESPN has most of the racing covered this week with their coverage of the Nationwide Series Sunday afternoon. They will also air NHRA racing, the American Le Mans Series in Canada, and the Global Rallycross from Bristol, Connecticut. Below is the ESPN Media Zone Press Release with all the details.

Motorsports This Week on ESPN

NASCAR Nationwide Series at Chicago on ESPN
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sunday, July 21, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the 300-mile race. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2:30 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 3:17 p.m. Also from Chicagoland, ESPN2 will air qualifying on Sunday at 11 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
The Chicagoland race will be the third 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 and could award an additional $600,000 at the fourth race at Indianapolis next month.
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Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale JarrettAndy Petree.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty WallaceBrad Daugherty (analysts).

NHRA Begins Western Swing in Denver   
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins its annual three-race Western Swing with the Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals this weekend and drag racing fans can watch qualifying and eliminations on both ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The schedule:

Friday, July 199:15 p.m.Qualifying (live)ESPN3, WatchESPN
Saturday, July 2010 p.m.QualifyingESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, July 211 p.m.Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
6 p.m.EliminationsESPN2, WatchESPN
Booth: Dave Rieff (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary GerouldJohn Kernan

Global Rallycross Making Bristol Debut Live on ESPN
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, famous for its high banks and short track action, will host racing of a different kind when Global Rallycross competes at the track for the first time on Saturday, July 20. The event will air live on ESPN at 4:30 p.m. ET. RallyCross combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in a variety of fan-friendly environments. Bristol’s unique GRC layout features a mix of both dirt and concrete, with much of the dirt running through the track’s infield. The concrete turns will see cars race on up to 30 degrees of banking.

American Le Mans Series in Canada Live on ESPN2, ESPN3
The American Le Mans Series goes north of the border this week to compete at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park near Toronto and ESPN2 will join the race in progress for a live telecast on Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will air the entire race with the telecast beginning at 11:45 a.m. Also, ESPN3 will air qualifying on Saturday, July 20, at 3:20 p.m. All American Le Mans Series programming on ESPN2 and ESPN3 also is available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.

NASCAR Now Schedule

Tue., July 161 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., July 171 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
11:30 p.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., July 121 a.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN

Motorsports on Other ESPN Platforms
SportsCenter – The Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. ET edition of ESPN’s flagship news and information program SportsCenter will include a feature on Richie Parker, an engineer for the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team. Parker, who was born without arms, does his job entirely with his feet.
ESPN.com — RacingLive! on ESPN.com is a live blog where fans can engage in debate and discussion with ESPN.com writers and editors during the NASCAR Sprint Cup races. On Sunday, July 28, RacingLive! Indianapolis will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans can join ESPN.com’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/.
ESPN Radio — Each weekend morning, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay starts its engines at 6 a.m. ET with host Pat Patterson anchored from the site of that weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay listeners get an hour of news, previews and analysis, as well as profiles and interviews with NASCAR’s biggest names and newsmakers and the involvement of listeners via calls and e-mails. RaceDay also features interviews with newsmakers from the IZOD IndyCar Series from correspondent Bruce Martin.
Click HERE for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedules on ESPN.
Click HERE for the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule on ESPN.
Click HERE for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule on ABC.
Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or andy.hall@espn.com

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