NHRA: Five Live Elimination Broadcasts Headline 2015 NHRA TV Package on ESPN, ESPN2

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  GLENDORA, Calif. — official series release — Photo courtesy NHRA — Five live eliminations broadcasts highlight more than 100 hours of television programming of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on ESPN and ESPN2. The five races that will showcase live coverage of eliminations are the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte (March 29, 2-5 …

ESPN: Dr. Jerry Punch to Remain with Network; Returns to College Sports, IndyCar

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BRISTOL, Conn. – official release — ESPN photo — Dr. Jerry Punch, who has been associated with ESPN since 1984 as a motorsports and college sports announcer, has agreed to a new contract to remain with the network and extend his run as one of ESPN’s longest-tenured announcers. Punch, who was a pit reporter as well as a lap-by-lap announcer …

ESPN: Ricky Craven to Remain With Network as NASCAR, SportsCenter Analyst

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BRISTOL, Conn. – official release — ESPN photo — Former NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner Ricky Craven has agreed to a new contract and will remain with ESPN as NASCAR analyst for SportsCenter and other ESPN news platforms. Craven, who started with ESPN as an analyst in 2008, will make regular appearances in the ESPN studio around NASCAR Sprint Cup …

ESPN: Marty Smith to Remain With Network as Bureau Reporter

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BRISTOL, Conn. — official release — ESPN Media Zone photo — Marty Smith, who has been lead NASCAR reporter for SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms since 2007, has agreed to a new contract and will remain with ESPN as a bureau reporter. From his base in Charlotte, N.C., Smith will travel to cover a variety of sports for the network, including NASCAR, …

ESPN: Nicole Briscoe to Become SportsCenter Anchor Following End of ESPN’s NASCAR Contract

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BRISTOL, Conn. – official release — ESPN photo — Nicole Briscoe will stay with ESPN, but in a new capacity, after the network’s NASCAR coverage ends in November. Briscoe agreed to a new contract with ESPN and will become a SportsCenter anchor as well as taking on additional new assignments after her current role as host of ESPN NASCAR Countdown …

SAD NEWS: Veteran ‘Thunder’ Broadcaster Gary Lee Dies at 63

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INDIANAPOLIS — official report via Curt Cavin, Indy Star — Star and News Photographers photo — Longtime motor sports broadcaster Gary Lee, 63, was found dead in his Indianapolis home today, likely the result of a heart attack, friends confirmed. Lee, who lived on the city’s Eastside near Shadeland Avenue, was synonymous with ESPN’s earliest televised events. He teamed with former …

NHRA: Live Broadcasts Highlight NHRA TV Schedule

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April 16, 2014 — official release — NHRA photo — GLENDORA, CA — The NHRA, in conjunction with broadcast partner ESPN, will feature three live broadcasts during the remainder of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Hosted by Dave Rieff and analysis by Mike Dunn, the first live event will air on ESPN with three hours of coverage of the …

Six-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson To Become First Athlete To Guest Host ESPN’s SportsCenter

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2013) – Tuesday night’s recipe is simple, yet untested. Take one part Stuart Scott, one part Billy Crystal. Add a handful of Chris Berman, and a pinch of Ken Jeong. The result: Television history, as six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson becomes the first athlete to guest host ESPN’s flagship news and information …