Tag Archive: ESPN

Jul 30

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Kasey hoping to be a Dandy Kahne at Pocono

NASCAR logo Kasey Kahne’s aggravation spilled with every word uttered in his post-race interview on ESPN following Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

NASCAR heavyweight slugfest heads to Texas

NASCAR logo Deadlocked.  Through seven rounds of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™, two heavyweights have battled to a draw. Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson boast identical point totals – 2,294 – entering Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Jul 17

Circuit of The Americas™ officials provide reaction to ESPN X Games decision

ESPN selects Austin, Texas, to host X Games in North America

Circuit of The Americas logoCircuit of The Americas and ESPN to collaborate on event for four years, beginning May 2014; Bid edges out Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Ecclestone receives bribery indictment

Ecclestone’s German lawyer, and F1 owner CVC, did not comment.

Bernie Ecclestone has been formally charged by German prosecutors for bribery, it emerged on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

A worldwide TV presence, RAVENOL presenting the live stream

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship boasts a really strong TV presence

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoLive or re-live broadcasts in well over 80 countries and regions, highlights broadcast in 149 countries worldwide. Additionally, all rounds of the junior series will be broadcasted as a live stream with English commentary on the official website.

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Mar 27

Williams could revert to 2012 exhaust

“We’re of the opinion at the moment that a FW34-type of car would be faster”

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Valtteri Bottas 01Williams could revert to the exhaust of its 2012 car, after struggling for pace and handling with the new FW35 so far this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Marussia yet to agree TV coverage deal for 2013

It is possible Marussia will be notably missing from next weekend’s coverage of the 2013 season opener.

11 - Marussia F1 Team2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton 02That is because Bernie Ecclestone is yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement with the backmarker team. The F1 chief executive said recently that he has agreed bilateral financial deals with every team, Marussia included. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

In Memory: Chris Economaki

Saluting one of motorsports’ greatest voices

ALMSMotorsports lost a giant this morning with the passing of Chris Economaki at the age of 91. The dean of American racing journalists, Economaki was the face of motorsports on ABC, CBS and ESPN, as well as editor, publisher and contributor for National Speed Sport News for more than 60 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart wins 2012 ‘Best Driver’ ESPY Award

It is the third time Stewart has taken home “Best Driver” honors

2012-02-26_0085Tony stewart MartinsvilleTony Stewart, three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ, last night took home the 2012 ESPY for “Best Driver” at the 20th annual ESPY Awards on ESPN, beating out four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti, F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and NHRA champion Del Worsham.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Ray Evernham returns to ESPN as NASCAR analyst

 Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief Ray Evernham is returning to ESPN as a NASCAR analyst for the 2012 season

Ray Evernham  portraitNASCAR Nationwide SeriesEvernham will join ESPN’s team at Daytona Speedweeks and will be part of NASCAR Countdown before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race that airs on ESPN on Saturday, Feb. 25, at noon ET. He also will appear on NASCAR Now and SportsCenter from Daytona as ESPN’s multimedia platforms surround the opening of the NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Motorsports this week on ESPN

NASCAR Nationwide Series live in prime time from Nashville on ESPN

ESPNNASCAR Nationwide SeriesESPN continues its season-long coverage of the NASCAR Nationwide Series with a live, prime time telecast of the event at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday night, July 23. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Ferrari drivers highest earners in Brazil, Spain – report

Ferrari’s F1 drivers are the highest-earning sportsmen in their respective countries, a new report has found.

2011-04-16 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - China - Felipe Massa 002011-04-16 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - China - Felipe Massa 03The full analysis by ESPN The Magazine, showing 182 countries and their top-earning athletes, will be published on May 2. Felipe Massa is Brazil’s representative, with his annual retainer excluding sponsorships and bonuses listed as US $17,052,632. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

ALMS Atherton: ”We are listening”

Scott Atherton responds to fan reaction

ALMS Sebring_2ALMS Sebring_1American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón President & CEO Scott Atherton responds to fan reaction about the Series’ new and innovative telecast package. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Global RallyCross Championship Launches March 25-26

At Toyota Speedway in Irwindale 

Toyota Speedway logoGlobal Rally Cross logoGlobal RallyCross Championship launches March 25-26 , New Series to air on ESPN and draw top names in action sports, Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen

Lewis Hamilton is set to drive a premier Sprint Cup NASCAR for the first time later in 2011.

F1 in Schools - Lewis Hamilton2011-02-18_0099American sports network ESPN reports that the McLaren driver will swap his formula one car for Tony Stewart’s Chevrolet. The exhibition, organised by mutual sponsor Mobil 1, is set to take place some time in the summer at the famous Watkins Glen road course in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

F1 loses another attempt to control abbreviation

The Formula One Group has lost another attempt to exclusively control the “F1″ abbreviation.

2010-06-12_0619In 2007, the French website F1-Live and the sport’s brand exploitation division Formula One Licensing fought over the right to use the “F1″ abbreviation for logos and a range of services. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

ALMS: Four ways to watch, one way to win

XBOX prize package for one lucky fan to start 2011

ALMS-Patron12 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoWith the calendar ticking toward the start of the 2011 championship, the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is giving fans an opportunity to bring in the coming season in style. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

AMLS reaches multi-year broadcast, digital agreement with ESPN and ABC

ALMS partners with Intersport for media consulting expertise

ALMS-PatronScott AthertonThe American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announced today a ground-breaking, multi-year broadcast and digital agreement with ESPN that ALMS President/CEO Scott Atherton is calling “a game changer.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

X Games bronze medal for Antoine L’Estage ! (+photo)

Another first for a Quebec driver…

Recently-crowned 2010 Rally America Champion, Antoine L’Estage added another achievement to his impressive list this past weekend after winning a medal in the Rally Car Racing discipline at the ESPN X Games, a feat that no other Canadian can claim prior to this year.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Dale Earnhardt Jr. featured as SportsCenter ‘My Wish’ Series returns

ESPN chronicles unique sports-themed wishes of five children granted through Make-A-Wish Foundation®

For the fifth straight year, ESPN will present its critically acclaimed SportsCenter’s “My Wish” series, which chronicles sports-themed wishes granted to children with life-threatening medical conditions in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Indianapolis 500 airing on ABC for 46th consecutive year

A  Memorial Day weekend TV tradition since 1965 continues on Sunday, May 30

The Indianapolis 500 airs on ABC for the 46th consecutive year. ESPN on ABC’s live, high definition telecast from Indianapolis Motor Speedway is presented by GoDaddy.com and begins with a one-hour pre-race show at noon ET. The race coverage begins at 1 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Indianapolis 500 drivers visiting ESPN Campus

International drivers also will appear in their native languages

The 33-driver starting field for the Indianapolis 500 will spend Monday, May 24, on the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn., as the drivers will appear on multiple ESPN platforms and programs both domestic and international.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

ABC’s IndyCar Series coverage kicks off Sunday at St. Petersburg

Analyst Scott Goodyear predicts enhanced street circuit competition 

ABC televises its first IZOD IndyCar Series race of the season this weekend from St. Petersburg, Fla., and ESPN on ABC analyst Scott Goodyear predicts that changes made to the series schedule could enhance competition and bring more teams and drivers into the battles for race wins and the series title. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard lead the Rally America Championship

Second place finish points earns top spot

Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage and his co-driver Nathalie Richard finished in second place at this past weekend’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, Round 2 of the Rally America series and the third event counting towards the North American Rally Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

ESPN2’s Daytona telecast sets NASCAR Nationwide Series cable viewership record

With an average of more than 4.2 million people watching

ESPN2’s live telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season-opening race from Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13 has set a record as the most-viewed Nationwide Series race ever on cable. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Motorsports this week on ESPN

NASCAR Nationwide Series Opener, Danica Patrick NASCAR Debut Live from Daytona on ESPN2

The NASCAR Nationwide Series kicks off its 2010 season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway and ESPN2 will have live coverage as the series races for 300 miles on the famous Daytona high banks. The much-anticipated NASCAR debut of open wheel racing star Danica Patrick will be one of many intriguing storylines in the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Fourteen NASCAR Sprint Cup races on ESPN in 2010

Three Saturday night races to air on ABC

ESPN will air 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup race telecasts in 2010, including nine of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. ABC will air three prime time Saturday night races. For the past three seasons, ESPN has aired six races, with 11 on ABC. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

ESPN to welcome NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion on Monday

Driver to appear on multiple ESPN platforms

As has become a tradition, the newly-crowned NASCAR Sprint Cup champion will appear on multiple ESPN platforms Monday during a visit to ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Conn. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Motorsports this week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale live on ABC 

The 2009 season finale for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is this weekend at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup ends with the crowning of the champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Motorsports this week on ESPN and ABC

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series live from Phoenix on ABC 

Only two races remain in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and this weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 15. ESPN’s live, flag-to-flag coverage of the race is presented by Goodyear and airs on ABC beginning with NASCAR Countdown at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race’s green flag is at 3:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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