Motorsports This Week on ESPN


Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup Moves to Dover
Dover (Del.) International Speedway will host Race No. 3 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s 10-race version of the playoffs, on Sunday, Sept. 28, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the first elimination race of the new-format Chase. NASCAR Countdown airs at 1 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 2:15 p.m. All Chase races feature NASCAR NonStop, a split-screen commercial format, during the second half of the race telecast. The race airs live in Canada on TSN2 and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Sept. 29 at 4 a.m. Extended post-race will air on ESPN SportsCenter with analyst Ricky Craven in the studio and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards providing additional analysis from the track. ESPN2 also will air NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Dover on Friday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. Dover also will hold a 200-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Sept. 27, and the race will air live on ESPN and in Canada on TSN2 at 3:30 p.m., with the green flag at 3:45 p.m.

ESPN Deportes will air the race at 4 a.m. on Sept. 28. ESPN2 will air NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Friday at 2 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from an affiliate provider.

Announcers:
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 Countdown Continues in St. Louis
The Countdown to the Championship for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues Sept. 26-28 in St. Louis with the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park and qualifying and eliminations action will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on ESPN networks is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from an affiliate provider. The schedule:

Date Time Event Network
Friday, Sept. 26 6:15 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 28 3:30 a.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 28 Noon Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 28 3 p.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, Sept. 28 4 p.m. Eliminations ESPN2, WatchESPN

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

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. 28, RacingLive! Dover will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event 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/.

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