Motorsports This Week on ESPN
NASCAR Nationwide Series Goes North of the Border Live on ESPN2
ESPN2 continues its season-long coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Sunday, Aug. 29, as the series goes road racing north of the border at the famous Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The NASCAR Countdown pre-race show airs at 2 p.m. with the race’s green flag at 2:48 p.m.
Also from Montreal, ESPN2 will televise NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. as well as final practice earlier that day at 11:30 a.m.
Allen Bestwick will call the action with analysis by Rusty Wallace, the 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief Andy Petree. Reports from two-time champion crew chief Tim Brewer will originate from the ESPN Craftsman Tech Garage, while pit reporters will be Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake and Vince Welch. zzzz
NASCAR Now Airs Tuesday-Thursday
NASCAR Now, ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program, airs Tuesday through Thursday this week with half-hour episodes. Tuesday and Wednesday’s programs air at 5 p.m. while the Thursday program airs at 6 p.m. Nicole Briscoe will host.
There will be no episode of NASCAR Now on Friday due to live NASCAR programming, and the Monday roundtable edition will take Aug. 30 off due to ESPN’s live coverage of U.S. Open tennis from New York.
NASCAR Now is hosted by Mike Massaro, Nicole Briscoe, Allen Bestwick and Shannon Spake and originates from ESPN’s high definition studios in Bristol, Conn. Contributors include reporters Marty Smith and Angelique Chengelis, analysts Ray Evernham, Tim Brewer, Brad Daugherty, and Ricky Craven, ESPN.com reporters Ed Hinton, Terry Blount and David Newton and ESPN the Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee. The NASCAR on ESPN team event coverage team of Rusty Wallace, Dale Jarrett, Marty Reid, Dr. Jerry Punch, Andy Petree, Dave Burns, Jamie Little, and Vince Welch also make frequent contributions to NASCAR Now.