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Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup Continues at Kansas Speedway
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., this weekend and both races, as well as selected practice and qualifying sessions, will appear on ESPN networks. Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race will be the fourth race in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. All NASCAR programming on ESPN is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.

Telecast schedule (all times Eastern):

Date

Time Event Network
Fri., Oct. 7 12:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice ESPN2
Fri., Oct. 7 2 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice ESPN2
Fri., Oct. 7 4 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice ESPN2
Fri., Oct. 7 5 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying ESPN2
Sat Oct. 8 10 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying ESPN2
Sat Oct. 8 3 p.m. NASCAR Countdown ESPN2
Sat Oct. 8 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series race (GF 3:46 p.m.) ESPN2
Sun Oct 9 1 p.m. NASCAR Countdown presented by NAPA ESPN
Sun Oct 9 2 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, telecast presented by Chrysler ESPN

Announcers:
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide); analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
ESPN Craftsman Tech Garage: Tim Brewer
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty (analysts).


NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will have two programs on Friday, Oct. 7, airing around ESPN’s coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series practice that day at Kansas Speedway. There also will be two editions on Sunday, Oct. 9, airing before and after that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas. Reporting from the track in Kansas will be Shannon Spake and Terry Blount. On the day after the race, Monday, Oct. 10, NASCAR Now’s weekly roundtable discussion program will air at 2:30 p.m. with NASCAR driver Ken Schrader joining ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven and ESPN.com motorsports writer Ed Hinton as panelists with host Allen Bestwick.

Date

Time Show Host Network
Tues., Oct. 4 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2
Wed., Oct. 5 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2
Thur., Oct. 6 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Fri., Oct. 7 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Fri., Oct. 7 6:30 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Oct. 9 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Oct. 9 10 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Mon., Oct. 10 2:30 p.m. NASCAR Now Allen Bestwick ESPN2


NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
While the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series has the weekend off, drag racing fans can watch 60 minutes of action featuring the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. Highlights from the most recent event at Reading, Pa., will be featured in the program.

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, Oct. 9, RacingLive! Kansas will kick off to coincide with ESPN’s live telecast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas 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.com motorsports writer Terry Blount will be on hand at Kansas.

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 the race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. 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.

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