Motorsports This Week on ESPN
Evernham, Craven, Wallace on NASCAR Now Monday Roundtable Discussion
NASCAR Now, ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information show, holds its weekly roundtable discussion of the latest NASCAR news and events in a one-hour episode airing Tuesday, March 10, at 1 a.m. ET (late Monday night). Host Allen Bestwick will be joined by NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Wallace and ESPN NASCAR analysts Ray Evernham and Ricky Craven.
Episodes of NASCAR Now air Tuesday through Friday of this week at 5 p.m. The one-hour weekend edition of NASCAR Now airs Sunday, March 8, at 10 a.m. with a preview of that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Now is hosted by Nicole Manske, Mike Massaro and Bestwick and originates from ESPN’s high definition studios in Bristol, Conn. Contributors include NASCAR Insiders Marty Smith and Angelique Chengelis, analysts Ray Evernham, Tim Brewer, Brad Daugherty, Boris Said, Ricky Craven and Randy LaJoie, and ESPN.com reporters Ed Hinton, Terry Blount and David Newton. The NASCAR on ESPN team event coverage team of Rusty Wallace, Dale Jarrett, Dr. Jerry Punch, Andy Petree, Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Shannon Spake and Vince Welch also make frequent contributions to NASCAR Now.
NASCAR Fans Return to 1988 on ESPN Classic
North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway was one of the core tracks of NASCAR’s top series for many decades, and NASCAR fans have an opportunity to travel back in time and see highlights of a race from the famous 0.625-mile track when ESPN Classic shows the 1988 First Union 400 from North Wilkesboro on Monday, March 9, at 3 p.m. ET.
North Wilkesboro was the home track for legendary NASCAR champion Junior Johnson, who started his driving career there and later was a multi-time champion team owner. With future ESPN analyst Tim Brewer calling the shots in the pits as crew chief, Terry Labonte drove to victory in the race in Johnson’s car after a race-long battle with Dale Earnhardt and Ricky Rudd.
ESPN Classic Serves Up AMA Motocross Marathon
Fans of the rugged sport of motocross are in for a treat when ESPN Classic hosts a seven-hour marathon of events from the 2003 AMA Motocross Series on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Seven one-hour programs, airing until 8 p.m., feature the final seven events of the 11-race series for 250cc motorcycles. Top riders in action include Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Chad Reed and many others.
The first event at 1 p.m. is from Budds Creek, Md., followed at 2 p.m. by action from Buchanan, Mich. At 3 p.m., riders tackle the circuit at New Berlin, N.Y., with the 4 p.m. racing at Washougal, Wash. The final three events are at Millville, Minn., Binghamton, N.Y., and Delmont, Pa.