Motorsports This Week on ESPN


NASCAR Nationwide Series in Prime Time from Richmond

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will race under the lights in prime time in the Toyotacare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night, April 25, and ESPNEWS will have a live telecast. NASCAR Countdown airs at 6:30 p.m. ET and the green flag will fly at 7:14 p.m. Also from Richmond, ESPN2 will air qualifying for the race at 3:30 p.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 race telecast also will air live in Canada on TSN2 and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on April 26 at 4:30 a.m.

Announcers:
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Rusty Wallace, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host).

NHRA in Houston on ESPN2, ESPN3
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series moves to Royal Purple Dragway near Houston for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Sprint Nationals and ESPN2 and ESPN3 will air qualifying and eliminations action April 25-27. 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, April 25 7:30 p.m. Qualifying (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Saturday, April 26 6 p.m. Qualifying ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sunday, April 27 Noon Eliminations (live) ESPN3, WatchESPN
Sunday, April 27 7 p.m. Eliminations ESPN2, WatchESPN

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

NASCAR Now schedule
This week’s schedule for ESPN2’s NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now:

Date Time Show Host Network
Tues., April 22 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., April 23 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., April 24 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., April 25 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2, WatchESPN

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 Saturday night, April 26, RacingLive! Richmond will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. 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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