ESPN2’s NASCAR Now returns this Friday. The hit show will air its first new broadcast of the season live from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year marks the show’s seventh season on ESPN2. The broadcast will air at 3pm EST. It will broadcast live from the NHOF as part of the sport’s celebration of the latest class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall. Among this year’s class of inductees is former driver and NASCAR Now analyst Rusty Wallace. Also included in this year’s class are: Leonard Wood, Cotton Owens, Buck Baker, and Herb Thomas.
The broadcast will be anchored by Allen Bestwick. He will be joined by analysts Dale Jarrett and Ray Evernham. Both Wallace and Leonard Wood are expected to appear on the broadcast as special guests. Regular broadcasts will resume Monday, February 11th. For the first time, NASCAR Now will broadcast in West Coast prime time this year. Viewers should check local listings for air times each day. Also new for this season of NASCAR Now is the inclusion of special segments focusing on drivers Juan Montoya, Joey Logano and Nationwide Series driver Travis Pastrana. Pastrana’s segments are expected to generally run during the show’s weekday editions while the segments featuring Logano and Montoya are expected to run on race-morning editions of NASCAR Now.
The entire NASCAR Now staff will be back once again with some new additions this time around. This season, ESPN SportsCenter anchors Lindsay Czarniak and Jonathan “The Coach” Coachman will also fill in occasionally. The “NASCAR Nation” can tune in to ESPNNews on Valentine’s Day, for a very special three-hour edition of NASCAR Now beginning at 12pm EST. The broadcast will be live as part of the Daytona 500 Media Day. This broadcast and all NASCAR Now broadcasts are available both on TV and online on WatchESPN and on the WatchESPN app.
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