Thursday, September 26, 2013

Your weekend in Motor Sports: 9/27- 9/29/2013

Your major Motor Sports are airing on Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN this week, but there are some smaller unknown motor sports that beIN and NBC are ready for fans to flock to. Here's your Motor Sports breakdown. The NBC and TORC press releases are posted after the schedule. 

Friday, September 27
11 AM- Sprint Cup: AAA 400, Practice- FS1
12:30 PM- Nationwide Series: Dover 200, Practice- FS1
3 PM- Sprint Cup: AAA 400, Qualifying- ESPN2

Saturday, September 28
11 AM- Sprint Cup: AAA 400, Practice- FS2
Noon- Nationwide: Dover 200, Qualifying- FS2
1:30 PM- Rolex Sports Car: Lime Rock- FS2
1:45 PM- FIM SuperBikes World Championship: USA Superpole- beIN
2:30 PM- Traxxas TORC Series- NBC
3:30 PM- Nationwide: Dover 200- ESPN
6 PM- FIM SuperBikes World Championship: USA, Race 1- beIN
8:30 PM- Camping World Truck Series: Las Vegas- FS1

Sunday, September 29
1 AM- NHRA: AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, Qualifying- ESPNews
8 AM- MotoGP: Aragon- FS1
2 PM- Sprint Cup: AAA 400- ESPN
4:45 PM- FIM SuperBikes World Championship: USA, Race 2- beIN
8:30 PM- NHRA: AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals- ESPN2

Motorsports This Week on ESPN

Monster Mile Hosts Round 3 of NASCAR Chase
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup continues this weekend with a 400-mile race at the Monster Mile, Dover (Del.) International Speedway, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the third race of NASCAR’s playoffs on Sunday, Sept. 29. NASCAR Countdown airs at 1 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 2:15 p.m. Dover also will host a 200-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Sept. 28, airing live on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. with the green flag at 3:46 p.m. ESPN2 will air NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Dover on Friday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale JarrettAndy Petree.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty WallaceRay EvernhamBrad Daugherty(analysts).

NHRA in St. Louis as Countdown Continues 
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competes at Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis this weekend in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and drag racing fans can watch qualifying and eliminations action on ESPN networks as the series counts down toward its championship. All NHRA programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The schedule:

Friday, Sept. 276:15 p.m.Qualifying (live)ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sat., Sept. 287:30 p.m.Lucas Oil SeriesESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., Sept. 291 a.m.QualifyingESPNEWS, WatchESPN
3:30 a.m.QualifyingESPN2, WatchESPN
NoonEliminations (live)ESPN3, WatchESPN
8:30 p.m.EliminationsESPN2, WatchESPN

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

NASCAR Now Weekend Wrap-up Show To Review Chase Race No. 3
ESPN’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will review the third race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Dover International Speedway on Sunday night, Sept. 29, at 11:30 p.m. ET. Host Mike Massaro will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven with reporter Jim Noble at the track. This week’s schedule:

Wed., Sept. 252 a.m.NASCAR NowShannon SpakeESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., Sept. 262 a.m.NASCAR NowShannon SpakeESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., Sept. 272 a.m.NASCAR NowShannon SpakeESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., Sept. 2911:30 p.m.NASCAR NowMike MassaroESPN2, WatchESPN

NASCAR Now - September 4, 2013

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, Sept. 29, RacingLive! Dover will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover 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.

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.


Media Contact: Andy Hall, 386-492-2246 or


The Premier Short-Course Off-Road Racing Series Airs Saturday at 2:30p.m. ET/11:30a.m. PT

New York – September 25, 2013 – The Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series airs this Saturday at 2:30p.m. ET/11:30a.m. PT on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. Culminating in Primm, NV, the show will highlight high octane, adrenaline-fueled aggressive driving, characteristic of off road racing.

Catch all the excitement live from the track, watching competitors, including Bryce Menzies and Ricky Johnson, try their hand at racing the 900hp short course battle trucks. The event brings together the talents of the best drivers in the nation with the most powerful machines in off-road racing. High speeds and intensity send dirt flying around the track, as those at the wheel race to the finish line.

TORC visits a wide array of tracks across the U.S. each year. This year the season kicked off at Dodge City and made stops at Eldora Speedway and Red Bud MX. The Series is also showcased at the two largest attended off-road races of the year, Bark River and Crandon International Off-Road.

The event is part of the Red Bull Signature Series – made up of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are showcasing the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events, on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves.

Upcoming Red Bull Signature Series programming includes:

Dreamline – Saturday, October 26 at 4p.m. ET/1p.m. PT – Taking place at Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico, Red Bull Dreamline showcases the best BMX dirt competitors. Conceived by pro rider Anthony Napolitan, with a course brought to life by master builder Adam Aloise, fans can tune into the action on NBC on October 26, as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.

About The Red Bull Signature Series
The Red Bull Signature Series is a collection of the most progressive action sports events in the world, featuring some of Red Bull’s top properties including Crashed Ice, Joyride, Dreamline and Rampage. For more information, please visit Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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