via press release:

NASCAR Championships to be Determined in Miami

The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series seasons will end and championships will be determined this weekend at South Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway and both races, as well as selected practice sessions, will appear on ESPN networks. Sunday’s Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race on ESPN will conclude the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup while Saturday’s Ford 300 on ESPN2 will wrap up the Nationwide Series season. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and

Telecast schedule (all times Eastern):

Date Time Event Network
Fri., Nov. 18 12:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice ESPN2
Fri., Nov. 18 3 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 19 4 p.m. NASCAR Countdown ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 19 4:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300 (GF 4:45 p.m.) ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 20 2 p.m. NASCAR Countdown presented by NAPA ESPN
Sun., Nov. 20 3 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 (GF 3:15 p.m.) ESPN


Booth: Lap-by-Lap announcer Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup); Marty Reid (Nationwide); analysts Dale JarrettAndy Petree.

Pit reporters: Dave BurnsJamie LittleDr. Jerry PunchVince Welch.

ESPN Craftsman Tech Garage: Tim Brewer

NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe (host); Rusty WallaceBrad Daugherty (analysts).

NASCAR Now Schedule

ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now will preview the season-ending Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway with shows at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17. NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick will be at ESPN on Wednesday and will appear on the program, while reporters Marty Smith and Shannon Spake will report on Thursday from NASCAR’s annual Championship Contenders News Conference in Miami. Smith will follow contender Tony Stewart while Spake will follow Carl Edwards, with their reports also airing on SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms throughout the weekend. The one-hour weekend edition of NASCAR Now will air on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 9 a.m. with a preview of that day’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400. Mike Massaro will host with analyst Ricky CravenNASCAR Now will air its final show of the 2011 season with a one-hour wrap-up from Miami on Sunday night at 10 p.m.

Date Time Show Host Network
Tues., Nov. 15 No show  
Wed., Nov. 16 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Thur., Nov. 17 3 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Fri., Nov. 18 Noon NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 20 9 a.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2
Sun., Nov. 20 10 p.m. NASCAR Now Mike Massaro ESPN2


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, Nov. 20, RacingLive! Homestead will kick off to coincide with ESPN’s live telecast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Fans can join’s NASCAR experts in dissecting every aspect of the race live at

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.

NHRA Drag Racing on ESPN2

The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season has ended, and drag racing fans can see highlights of the season-ending event for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Pomona, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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