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01/30/07
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Motorsports This Week on ESPN2  
NASCAR NOW DEBUT ONE WEEK AWAY
NASCAR Now, ESPN’s first-ever daily news show totally dedicated to NASCAR, will debut Monday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The half-hour show will air Monday through Friday, with special editions on NASCAR race weekends.
 
Host Erik Kuselias will navigate viewers through a fast-paced program of highlights, opinion, debate, analysis, and the latest news from drivers, crew chiefs and insiders both on and off the track.
 
Analysts joining Kuselias will include two-time NASCAR champion crew chief Tim Brewer and five-time NBA All-Star and former winning NASCAR team owner Brad Daugherty, along with current NASCAR drivers Boris Said and Stacy Compton.
 
Reporter Shannon Spake and NASCAR Insiders Angelique Chengelis, Tim Cowlishaw and Marty Smith will also contribute to NASCAR Now, and Doug Banks will share the host role.

FOUR NASCAR DRIVERS NON-STOP EPISODES TO AIR NEXT WEEK
NASCAR fans are counting down the days until the season-opening Daytona events, and ESPN2 will help fans rev up for the coming season by re-airing four episodes of NASCAR Drivers Non-Stop next week.
 
The hour-long program gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at NASCAR drivers and their families during the busy racing season.
 
NASCAR Drivers Non-Stop will air at 5:30 p.m. ET starting Tuesday, Feb. 6, and episodes will follow on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, preceding ESPN2’s NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now at 6:30 p.m.
MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING: A NEW ERA ON SATURDAY, FEB. 3
A repeat episode of Michael Waltrip Racing: A New Era will air on ESPN2 Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. ET.
 
Michael Waltrip takes the team’s intermediate track car to Kentucky Speedway for testing. Dale Jarrett takes the superspeedway car to Daytona for its first 200 mph test. Waltrip and team driver David Reutimann go to the Bahamas to meet with sponsor Aaron's Rents and for some much needed R&R.
 
Michael Waltrip Racing: A New Era is an 11-episode series that chronicles Michael Waltrip Racing and Toyota’s new partnership in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.
 
NASCAR racing returns to ESPN in 2007. ESPN and ESPN on ABC will have comprehensive, multi-platform coverage featuring telecasts of the final 17 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races including the 10-race “Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup” championship on ESPN on ABC. Additionally, ESPN2 will be the home of the NASCAR Busch Series all season, with six select races on ESPN on ABC.
 
ESPN2 GARAGE SCHEDULE EXPANDS TO WEEKDAYS
Starting Monday, Feb. 5, fans of motorsports and automotive shows will have more opportunities to watch programs in the ESPN2 Garage block of shows as the programming schedule expands from weekends to also include weekdays.
 
A new episode of Autotrader.com DRIVE in HD will debut Monday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m. ET featuring scenes and information from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
 
RM Classic Car Auctions will air at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Set at one of the biggest auction houses in the country, viewers will see the auction scene in Monterey, Calif., and show some of the most beautiful and exotic cars in the world being sold for astronomical prices during the one-hour show.
 
Episodes of the ESPN2 Garage program Truck Stop will air at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 5, and Wednesday, Feb. 7, while Chopper Nation will air at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Thursday, Feb. 8.
 
Designed to complement ESPN’s extensive coverage of NASCAR, IndyCar, Champ Car and NHRA racing in 2007, ESPN2 Garage is dedicated to the automotive, motorcycle and motorsports world. ESPN2 will air more than 1,100 hours of motorsports programming in 2007.
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