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NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series in Prime Time at Bristol

The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will compete under the lights in prime time at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway Aug. 22-23 and both races will be televised live. The NASCAR Sprint Cup race is presented by Autozone and airs Saturday night, Aug. 23, on ABC, with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. ET and the green flag at 7:43 p.m. The race also airs live in Canada on TSN and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Aug. 24 at 4 a.m. The NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday night, Aug. 22, airs on ESPN at 7 p.m. with a 7:43 p.m. green flag. The race also airs live in Canada on TSN2 and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes at 4 a.m. on Aug. 23. Also from Bristol, ESPN2 will air NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Friday at 5:30 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 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.


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 Lucas Oil Series Racing Sunday

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has the weekend off but NHRA fans can still get their fill of their favorite sport with a program airing Saturday, Aug. 23. Action from the recent NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd, Minn., airs at noon ET on ESPN2.

Motorsports on Other ESPN Platforms — RacingLive! on is a live blog where fans can engage in debate and discussion with writers and editors during the NASCAR Sprint Cup races. On Saturday night, Aug. 23, RacingLive! Bristol will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. Fans can join’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live here.

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