Motorsports This Week on ESPN
NASCAR Nationwide Series at Chicago on ESPN
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sunday, July 21, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the 300-mile race. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2:30 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 3:17 p.m. Also from Chicagoland, ESPN2 will air qualifying on Sunday at 11 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
The Chicagoland race will be the third of four consecutive events that comprise the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dash 4 Cash, a bonus program that will award an extra $100,000 to the highest-finishing of four eligible drivers in each of the four designated races and could award an additional $600,000 at the fourth race at Indianapolis next month.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace; Brad Daugherty (analysts).
NHRA Begins Western Swing in Denver
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins its annual three-race Western Swing with the Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals this weekend and drag racing fans can watch qualifying and eliminations on both ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
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|Saturday, July 20
|Sunday, July 21
|Sunday, July 21
Booth: Dave Rieff (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary Gerould, John Kernan
Global Rallycross Making Bristol Debut Live on ESPN
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, famous for its high banks and short track action, will host racing of a different kind when Global Rallycross competes at the track for the first time on Saturday, July 20. The event will air live on ESPN at 4:30 p.m. ET. RallyCross combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in a variety of fan-friendly environments. Bristol's unique GRC layout features a mix of both dirt and concrete, with much of the dirt running through the track's infield. The concrete turns will see cars race on up to 30 degrees of banking.
American Le Mans Series in Canada Live on ESPN2, ESPN3
The American Le Mans Series goes north of the border this week to compete at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park near Toronto and ESPN2 will join the race in progress for a live telecast on Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m. ET. ESPN3 will air the entire race with the telecast beginning at 11:45 a.m. Also, ESPN3 will air qualifying on Saturday, July 20, at 3:20 p.m. All American Le Mans Series programming on ESPN2 and ESPN3 also is available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
NASCAR Now Schedule
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|Fri., July 12
Motorsports on Other ESPN Platforms
SportsCenter – The Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. ET edition of ESPN’s flagship news and information program SportsCenter will include a feature on Richie Parker, an engineer for the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team. Parker, who was born without arms, does his job entirely with his feet.
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, July 28, RacingLive! Indianapolis will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 race at Indianapolis Motor 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 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. RaceDay also features interviews with newsmakers from the IZOD IndyCar Series from correspondent Bruce Martin.