Motorsports This Week on ESPN


NASCAR Sprint Cup at Michigan Live on ESPN
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., for the Pure Michigan 400 and ESPN will have a live telecast on Sunday, Aug. 17. NASCAR Countdown airs at noon ET with the race’s green flag at 1:16 p.m. Also from MIS, ESPN2 will air NASCAR Sprint Cup practices on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The race also airs live in Canada on TSN and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Aug. 18 at 4 a.m. All NASCAR 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.

Announcers:
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Mike Massaro.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace; Brad Daugherty (analysts).

NASCAR Nationwide Series Road Races in Ohio
The NASCAR Nationwide Series goes road course racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 16, with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 airing live on ESPN. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2:30 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 3:03 p.m. Also from Mid-Ohio, ESPN2 will air qualifying on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The race also airs live in Canada on TSN2 and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Aug. 17 at 4 a.m. All NASCAR 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.

Announcers:
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Dave Burns; analyst Ricky Craven.
Pit reporters: Rick DeBruhl, Jim Noble, Vince Welch .

NHRA in Brainerd on ESPN2, ESPN3
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway Aug. 15-17 in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals 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, Aug. 15 6:30 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Saturday, Aug. 16 11 p.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, Aug. 17 Noon Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, Aug. 17 9 p.m. Eliminations ESPN2, WatchESPN

Announcers:
Booth: Dave Rieff (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary Gerould, Jamie Howe, 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, Aug. 17, RacingLive! Michigan will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan 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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