Monday, June 10, 2013

Nationwide & NHRA highlight June 14-15 Motorsports on ESPN Networks

The Nationwide Series heads over to ABC for this weekends telecast from the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway. Meanwhile the NHRA returns to ESPN2 this weekend with tape delayed coverage of the NHRA Bristol Action. Below is the Press Release.

Motorsports This Week on ESPN

Posted by Andy Hall on June 10, 2013

NASCAR Nationwide Series at Michigan on ABC
The NASCAR Nationwide Series competes at the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Saturday, June 15, and ABC will have a live telecast of the 250-mile race.NASCAR Countdown airs at 2 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 2:32 p.m. Also from Michigan, ESPN2 and WatchESPN will air qualifying earlier that day at 10:30 a.m.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale JarrettAndy Petree.

NHRA Bristol Action on ESP2, ESPN3 
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be in action this weekend in the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn. 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, June 147:30 p.m.Qualifying (live)ESPN3, WatchESPN
Saturday, June 157 p.m.QualifyingESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, June 16NoonEliminations (live)  ESPN3, WatchESPN
 1 p.m.Eliminations (Rounds 1-2)ESPN2, WatchESPN
 11 p.m.Eliminations (Semis, Finals)ESPN2, WatchESPN

Booth: Dave Rieff (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary GerouldJamie Howe.

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, June 16, at 9 a.m. ET. Studio host Nicole Briscoe will be joined from the track by ESPN NASCAR analyst Dale Jarrett and reporters Marty Smith and Jim Noble. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The week’s schedule:

Tue., June 111 a.m.NASCAR NowShannon SpakeESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., June 121:30 a.m.NASCAR NowShannon SpakeESPN2, WatchESPN
Thurs., June 131 a.m.NASCAR NowShannon SpakeESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., June 169 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN

Motorsports on Other ESPN Platforms — RacingLive! on is a live blog where fans can engage in debate and discussion with writers and editors during the NASCAR Sprint Cup races. On Sunday, June 16, RacingLive! Michigan will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Fans can join’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at
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 and both programs this weekend will include interviews, analysis and news from the event in Milwaukee.
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

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