Motorsports This Week on ESPN and ABC
NASCAR Nationwide Series Goes Road Racing
The NASCAR Nationwide Series goes road course racing this weekend at the 4-mile Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and ESPN will have a live telecast of the race on Saturday, June 22, at 5 p.m. ET. The race’s green flag is at 5:22 p.m. Also from Road America, ESPN2 will air qualifying Saturday at noon. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick; analysts Rusty Wallace, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Shannon Spake
IndyCar Series in Iowa on ABC
The IZOD IndyCar Series races at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, on Sunday afternoon, June 23, and ABC will have a live telecast of the race. Pre-race airs at 2:30 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 3:05 p.m.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer: Marty Reid; analysts Scott Goodyear, Eddie Cheever.
Pit reporters: Rick DeBruhl, Jamie Little, Vince Welch.
NHRA New England Action on ESP2, ESPN3
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its inaugural appearance at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., this weekend in the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals. Drag racing fans can watch qualifying and eliminations on both ESPN2 and ESPN3. All NHRA programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The schedule:
|Friday, June 21||6:45 p.m.||Qualifying (live)||ESPN3, WatchESPN|
|Saturday, June 22||8 p.m.||Qualifying||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sunday, June 23||11 a.m.||Eliminations (live)||ESPN3, WatchESPN|
|Sunday, June 23||7 p.m.||Eliminations||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
Booth: Dave Rieff (anchor); Mike Dunn (analyst)
Pit reporters: Gary Gerould, John Kernan.
NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma, Calif., in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, June 23, at 11 a.m. ET. Host Nicole Briscoe will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven with reporters Marty Smith and Jim Noble at the track. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The week’s schedule:
|Tue., June 18||1:30 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Nicole Briscoe||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Wed., June 19||1:30 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Nicole Briscoe||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Thurs., June 20||1 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Nicole Briscoe||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Fri., June 21||1:30 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Nicole Briscoe||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sun., June 23||11 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Nicole Briscoe||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 Sunday, June 23, RacingLive! Sonoma will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. Fans can join ESPN.com’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/.
ESPN Radio — Each weekend morning, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay starts its engines at 6 a.m. ET with host Pat Patterson anchored from the site of that weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, ESPN Radio’s RaceDay listeners get an hour of news, previews and analysis, as well as profiles and interviews with NASCAR’s biggest names and newsmakers and the involvement of listeners via calls and e-mails. RaceDay also features interviews with newsmakers from the IZOD IndyCar Series from correspondent Bruce Martin and both programs this weekend will include interviews, analysis and news from the event in Iowa.