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Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup Continues at Phoenix
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend and both races, as well as selected practice sessions, will appear on ESPN networks. Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race will be the next-to-last race in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 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., Nov. 11 1:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice ESPN2
Fri., Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 12 3 p.m. NASCAR Countdown ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series race (GF 3:45 p.m.) ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 13 2 p.m. NASCAR Countdown presented by NAPA ESPN
Sun., Nov. 13 3 p.m. Kobalt Tools 500 (GF 3:15 p.m.) 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
The one-hour weekend edition of ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will air on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. with a preview of that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Mike Massaro will host with analyst Ricky Craven while reporting from the track in Phoenix will be Shannon Spake and David Newton. On Monday, Nov. 14, NASCAR Now’s weekly roundtable discussion program will air at 2:30 p.m. with Craven, ESPN analyst Dale Jarrett and ESPN the Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee as panelists with Massaro hosting.

Date

Time Show Host Network
Tues., Nov. 8 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Wed., Nov. 9 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Thur., Nov. 10 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 13 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 13 10 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Mon., Nov. 14 2:30 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series

The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will have its season finale this weekend with the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., and ESPN2 and ESPN3 will have coverage.

Qualifying airs Sunday, Nov. 13, at 1:15 a.m. ET (late Saturday night) on ESPN2, while eliminations action airs Sunday at 7 p.m. NHRA fans can watch the entire day of eliminations on ESPN3 starting at 2 p.m. and Friday qualifying on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. Paul Page anchors for ESPN with analysis by 22-time NHRA winner Mike Dunn. Gary Gerould, John Kernan and Dave Rieff will report from the pits.

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, Nov. 13, RacingLive! Phoenix will kick off to coincide with ESPN’s live telecast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. 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 David Newton will be on hand at Phoenix.

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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