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NASCAR Nationwide Series at Talladega on ABC
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, NASCAR’s biggest track, and the race airs live on ABC on Saturday, May 5. NASCAR Countdown airs at 3 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 3:34 p.m. Also from Talladega, ESPN2 airs NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying on Friday, May 4, at noon.

Announcers:
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch.

NHRA Atlanta Action on ESPN2, ESPN3
The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will compete the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway and drag racing fans can watch action on both ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on ESPN2 and ESPN3 is also available on computers, smart phones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.

The schedule:

Date

Time Event Network
Friday, May 4 6 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sat., May 5 7 p.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, May 6 11 a.m. Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, May 6 7 p.m. Eliminations ESPN2, WatchESPN

Announcers:
Booth: Paul Page (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary Gerould, Dave Rieff, Jamie Howe.

On Sunday, ESPN2 also airs highlights from the recent event in Houston for the NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series at 6 p.m.

NASCAR Now Schedule

The one-hour weekend edition of ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will air on Sunday, May 6, at 9 a.m. ET with a preview of that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Nicole Briscoe will host, joined from the track by analyst Andy Petree and reporters Shannon Spake and Ryan McGee. NASCAR Now will review the Talladega race at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 7, with analyst and former Talladega winner Dale Jarrett joining Briscoe in the studio.

Date Time Show Host Network
Wed., May 2 1 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., May 2 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., May 3 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., May 4 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., May 6 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon., May 7 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2, WatchESPN

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, May 6, RacingLive! Talladega will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. 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 senior writer Ed Hinton will be on hand at Talladega.

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 that weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. 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.

Visit www.espnmediazone.com for ESPN's latest releases, schedules and other news, plus photos, video and audio clips and more.

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