Monday, July 8, 2013

Nationwide Series highlights July 8-14 Motorsports on ESPN Networks

The NHRA has a bye week. IndyCar racing is back on NBC Sports Network this weekend. All in all it means it's time for the Nationwide to be the soloist shine in terms of live coverage of Motorsports on the ESPN Networks. Below is the press release from ESPN Media Zone. 

Motorsports This Week on ESPN


NASCAR Nationwide Series at New Hampshire on ABC
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the “Magic Mile,” New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on Saturday, July 13, and ABC will have a live telecast. NASCAR Countdownairs at 3 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 3:47 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. will visit the booth for a portion of the race to join the commentary. Also from NHMS, ESPN2 will air qualifying on Saturday at 10 a.m.
The NHMS race will be the second 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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Announcers:

Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Marty Reid; analysts Dale JarrettAndy Petree.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty WallaceBrad Daugherty (analysts).

NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, July 14, at 9 a.m. ET. Host Todd Grisham will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven with reporters Jim Noble and Ryan McGee 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:

DateTimeShowHostNetwork
Tue., July 91 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., July 102 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., July 111 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., July 121 a.m.NASCAR NowNicole BriscoeESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., July 149 a.m.NASCAR NowTodd GrishamESPN2, WatchESPN

NHRA Lucas Oil Series Action Airs Saturday
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has the weekend off but racing fans can still watch action featuring the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on Saturday, July 13, at 9 a.m. on ESPN2. The one-hour program will include highlights from the recent event at Norwalk, Ohio.

Motorsports on Other ESPN Platforms
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 14, RacingLive! New Hampshire will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire 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.
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Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or andy.hall@espn.com

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