NASCAR Countdown: ESPN2 Dover International Speedway Highlights
Supercross to NASCAR
ESPN NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little will report on Supercross star Jeremy McGrath’s recent contract with JR Motorsports, owned by NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. McGrath talks about his transition to the sport and his goal to become a NASCAR driver.
ESPN2’s NASCAR Countdown will have a live preview of the NASCAR Busch Series race at 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday from Dover International Speedway. Suzy Kolber will make her debut as host of NASCAR Countdown at Dover, joined in the ESPN Pit Studio by analyst Brad Daugherty and special guests, NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer. Tim Brewer will be at the ESPN Chevy Cutaway Car.
The race telecast team will include lead announcer Dr. Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett, the 1999 NASCAR Cup champion and one of the founding drivers of the NASCAR Busch Series, and two-time NASCAR champion crew chief Andy Petree in the ESPN booth for analysis. Jarrett is filling in for ESPN’s lead auto racing analyst, Rusty Wallace, who will rejoin NASCAR coverage next week at Nashville. Additionally, NASCAR Countdown will include segments from pit reporters Allen Bestwick, Dave Burns, Jamie Little and Mike Massaro as drivers and teams prepare to race at The Monster Mile on Saturday afternoon.
NASCAR Countdown will originate from Dover International Speedway and will be telecast from ESPN’s state-of-the-art mobile Pit Studio as it sets the stage for ESPN2’s coverage of the NASCAR Busch Series race Saturday, June 2. Highlights include:
Casey Mears Drives to First Victory at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Casey Mears, driver of the No. 25 National Guard Chevrolet, grabbed his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup career victory Sunday, May 27, at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. ESPN pit reporter Mike Massaro will report on Mears’ win and the team’s performance.
The Monster Mile
NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer will bring their insight to the ESPN Pit Studio, reporting on track conditions, expectations and what to watch for during the NASCAR Busch Series race.
ESPN’s Allen Bestwick will report from pit road — one of the trickiest areas to navigate at Dover and the site of many accidents. Dave Burns will focus on the unique build of the track, with its narrow straightaways and roller-coaster-like entry into Turn 1.
NASCAR Now Weekend Edition to Air Sunday
The weekend edition of NASCAR Now, ESPN’s daily news and information show totally dedicated to NASCAR, will air at 10 a.m. Sunday on ESPN2, with highlights from Saturday afternoons NASCAR Busch Series race at Dover and a look ahead to Sunday evening’s NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. Sunday night’s edition of the program will air at midnight.