NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series at Texas: The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth this weekend with races on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. ESPN will have a live telecast of Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the eighth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, with NASCAR Countdown at 2 p.m. ET and the race’s green flag at 3:16 p.m. Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race also airs on ESPN, with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. and the green flag at 7:41 p.m. Also from Texas, ESPN2 will televise NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Friday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.
Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide); analysts Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch.
NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham, Brad Daugherty (analysts).
NASCAR Now Schedule: ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in the one-hour edition airing Sunday, Nov. 4, at 8 a.m. ET. Host Mike Massaro will be joined in the studio by ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven with reporters Marty Smith and Ryan McGee at the track. Massaro and Craven will review the race Sunday night at 10 p.m. while ESPN analyst Rusty Wallace joins for more review on Monday’s show at 11:30 p.m. The week’s schedule:
|Tue., Oct. 30||3:30 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Marty Reid||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Wed., Oct. 31||3 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Marty Reid||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Thu., Nov. 1||3 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Mike Massaro||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Fri., Nov. 2||4 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Mike Massaro||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sun., Nov. 4||8 a.m.||NASCAR Now||Mike Massaro||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Sun., Nov. 4||10 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Mike Massaro||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Mon., Nov. 5||11:30 p.m.||NASCAR Now||Mike Massaro||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Airs Sunday: The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series has the weekend off but drag racing fans can watch highlights from the recent event at Las Vegas for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Global Rallycross Competes in Las Vegas: The high-octane world of Global Rallycross, which mixes the energy of motorsports with the attitude of action sports, will hold an event in Las Vegas this week. Coverage airs on ESPN2 on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. ET.
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, Nov. 4, RacingLive! Texas will coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas 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/. ESPN.com senior motorsports writer Terry Blount will report from Texas.
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.