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ESPN Begins NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage at Indianapolis
ESPN begins its telecasts of the final 17 races of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 27. NASCAR Countdown airs at noon ET with the race’s green flag at 1:19 p.m. The race telecast is presented by Golden Corral. Also from Indianapolis, NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Saturday, July 26, airs on ESPN at 2 p.m. and ESPN2 will air Sprint Cup practice Saturday at 9 a.m. The race also airs live in Canada on TSN and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on July 28 at 5 a.m.

ESPN also will have a live telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis on Saturday. NASCAR Countdown airs at 4 p.m. with the green flag at 4:49 p.m. The race also airs live in Canada on TSN and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on July 27 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. The Indianapolis schedule:

Date Time Event Network
Saturday, July 26 9 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup practice ESPN2, WatchESPN
Saturday, July 26 2 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying ESPN, WatchESPN
Saturday, July 26 4 p.m. NASCAR Countdown ESPN, WatchESPN
Saturday, July 26 4:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series race ESPN, WatchESPN
Sunday, July 27 Noon. NASCAR Countdown ESPN, WatchESPN
Sunday, July 27 1 p.m. Brickyard 400, telecast pres. by Golden Corral ESPN, WatchESPN

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 West Coast Swing Continues at Sonoma
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues its annual three-race swing through the western part of the country with the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., and qualifying and eliminations action will air on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 July 26-28. 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, July 25 9:15 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Saturday, July 26 7 p.m. Qualifying ESPN, WatchESPN
Sunday, July 27 2 p.m. Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, July 27 9 p.m. Eliminations ESPN2, WatchESPN

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

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, July 27, RacingLive! Indianapolis will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 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/.

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