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NASCAR, IndyCar Doubleheader Saturday on ABC

NASCAR Nationwide Series at Michigan on ABC         
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races this weekend at the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway and the race airs live on ABC on Saturday, June 16. NASCAR Countdown airs at 3:30 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 4:01 p.m.  Also from Michigan, ESPN2 airs NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Announcers:
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Rusty Wallace, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Shannon Spake.

IndyCar Series at Milwaukee Live on ABC
The IZOD IndyCar Series returns to one of America’s oldest tracks, the Milwaukee Mile, for an event on Saturday, June 16. ABC will have a live telecast with pre-race at 1 p.m. and the green flag at 1:30 p.m.

Announcers:
Booth: Lap-by-lap announcer Marty Reid; analyst Scott Goodyear.
Pit reporters: Rick DeBruhl, Jamie Little, Vince Welch

Three Days of NHRA Bristol Action on Three Networks
The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will compete at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway this weekend in the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and drag racing fans can watch three days of action on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.

The schedule:

Date

Time Event Network
Friday, June 15 7:30 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sat., June 16 7:30 p.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, June 17 Noon Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, June 17 5 p.m. Eliminations ESPN, WatchESPN

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

NASCAR Now Schedule

The one-hour weekend edition of ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will air on Sunday, June 17, at 9 a.m. ET with a preview of that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Lindsay Czarniak will host, with analyst Rusty Wallace and reporters Marty Smith and Jim Noble at the track.

Date

Time Show Host Network
Tue., June 12 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., June 13 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., June 3 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Lindsay Czarniak 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, June 17, RacingLive! Michigan will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International 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 David Newton will be on hand at MIS.

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.

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