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Motorsports This Week on ESPN
NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series at Monster Mile
The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race at the Monster Mile, Dover (Del.) International Speedway, this weekend with events on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30. ESPN will have a live telecast of Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race, with NASCAR Countdown at 1 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 2:15 p.m. Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race also airs on ESPN, with NASCAR Countdown at 3 p.m. and the green flag at 3:45 p.m.  All NASCAR programming on ESPN is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.

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

NHRA St. Louis Action on ESPN2, ESPN3
The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series races this weekend in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis and drag racing fans can watch action on ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The schedule:

Date

Time Event Network
Friday, Sept. 28 6:30 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 30 3 a.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 30 1 p.m. Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 30 1 p.m. Qualifying (re-air) ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 30 2 p.m. Lucas Oil Series (Dallas) ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 30 8 p.m. Eliminations ESPN2, WatchESPN

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

Global Rallycross Charlotte Action Airs on ESPN2
The high-octane world of Global Rallycross, which mixes the energy of motorsports with the attitude of action sports, concludes its 2012 season with an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event will air on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET.

NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. ET. 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. The weekend wrap-up edition, with highlights of the Dover race, airs that night at 11 p.m. Also, the Thursday, Sept. 27, program at 3 p.m. will pay tribute to the late Davey Allison. The week’s schedule:

Date

Time Show Host Network
Tue., Sept. 25 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., Sept. 26 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., Sept. 27 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., Sept. 30 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., Sept. 30 11 p.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Mon., Oct. 1 2 p.m. NASCAR Now Marty Reid 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, Sept. 30, RacingLive! Dover will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover 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 report from Dover.

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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