Motorsports This Week on ESPN and ABC
NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will go road racing this weekend with events at historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12. ESPN will have a live telecast of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, with NASCAR Countdown at noon ET and the race’s green flag at 1:18 p.m. Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race airs on ABC, with NASCAR Countdown at 2 p.m. and the green flag at 2:33 p.m. Also from Watkins Glen, ESPN2 will air NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Nationwide Series qualifying at 9:30 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide Series); analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
NASCAR Countdown (Sunday): Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty (analysts).
NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International in the one-hour weekend edition that airs Sunday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. Host Shannon Spake will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven, with reporters Marty Smith and Jim Noble at the track. On Monday, Aug. 13, Spake and Craven will review the race at 3 p.m.
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NHRA Action on ESPN2 Saturday
The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series has the weekend off, but drag racing fans can watch action from the recent event in Seattle for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on ESPN2 on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 also will air an episode of NHRA Thrills and Spills at 11 a.m. Saturday.
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, Aug. 12, RacingLive! Watkins Glen will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. 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 motorsports writer Ed Hinton will report from The Glen.
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.