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Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup Continues at Martinsville
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway for a 500-lap race on NASCAR’s smallest track on Sunday, Oct. 30, airing live on ESPN. The race is the seventh in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the only short track race. NASCAR Countdown presented by NAPA airs at 1 p.m. ET with the race’s green flag at 1:43 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and

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

NASCAR Now Schedule
The one-hour weekend edition of ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will air on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. with a preview of that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Michelle Bonner will host with analyst Ricky Craven while reporting from the track in Martinsville will be Marty Smith and Ryan McGee. On Monday, Oct. 31, NASCAR Now’s weekly roundtable discussion program will air at 2:30 p.m. with Craven joining NASCAR drivers Johnny Benson Jr. and Ken Schrader as panelists with host Allen Bestwick.


Time Show Host Network
Tues., Oct. 25 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2
Wed., Oct. 26 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2
Thur., Oct. 27 8:30 p.m. NASCAR Now Nicole Briscoe ESPN2
Fri., Oct. 21 No show
Sun., Oct. 30 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Michelle Bonner ESPN2
Sun., Oct. 30 11 p.m. NASCAR Now Lindsay Czarniak ESPN2
Mon., Oct. 31 2:30 p.m. NASCAR Now Allen Bestwick ESPN2

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series

With only two events remaining in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season, the series competes this weekend in the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Coverage of qualifying airs Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, while eliminations action airs Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. NHRA fans can watch the entire day of eliminations on ESPN3 starting at 2 p.m. and Friday night qualifying on Oct. 28 at 6:15 p.m. Paul Page anchors for ESPN with analysis by 22-time NHRA winner Mike Dunn. Gary Gerould, John Kernan and Dave Rieff will report from the pits.

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, Oct. 30, RacingLive! Martinsville will kick off to coincide with ESPN’s live telecast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Fans can join’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at motorsports writer David Newton will be on hand at Martinsville.

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 the race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. 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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