Motorsports This Week on ESPN

NASCAR Nationwide Series in California on ESPN
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., this weekend for a 300-mile race and ESPN will have a live telecast on Saturday, March 23. NASCAR Countdown begins at 4:30 p.m. ET with the green flag at 5:17 p.m. The race telecast is presented by Kawasaki. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

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

NASCAR Now Schedule
ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, March 24, at 9 a.m. ET. Studio host Shannon Spake will be joined from the track by ESPN NASCAR analyst Rusty Wallace and reporters Mike Massaro and Jim Noble. The week’s schedule:

Date Time Show Host Network
Tue., March 19 2 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2, WatchESPN
Wed., March 20 2 a.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Thu., March 21 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Fri., March 22 Midnight NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sun., March 24 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Shannon Spake ESPN2, WatchESPN

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on ESPN2

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has the weekend off but drag racing fans can watch action involving the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on Saturday, March 23, at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The program will feature highlights from the recent event in Gainesville, Fla.

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 Sunday, March 24, RacingLive! California will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Fans can join’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at motorsports writer David Newton will report from Fontana.

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.

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