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ESPNEWS Live from NASCAR Media Day at Daytona 

ESPNEWS will surround NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway with a special multi-hour program featuring exclusive interviews with NASCAR’s top drivers along with analysis of the upcoming season. The program airs Thursday, Feb. 4, at noon ET.

NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Kyle Busch and NASCAR rookie nascar_now027-scr[1]Danica Patrick are among the drivers scheduled to appear from Daytona on the program, along with Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Martin and many more.

NASCAR Now co-hosts Mike Massaro and Nicole Briscoe will host the program and conduct the interviews, with Briscoe on the scene in Daytona and Massaro in ESPN’s studios. In addition, ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven will weigh-in via satellite.

Reports from NASCAR Media Day also will appear on SportsCenter, and other ESPN platforms.


NASCAR Now Leads Fans into Daytona Opening Weekend 

ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now, which returned to the air for its fourth season on Feb. 1, will get NASCAR fans ready for this weekend’s Daytona 500 qualifying and Bud Shootout with 30-minute programs airing Tuesday through Friday of this week.

Mike Massaro hosts programs airing Tuesday and Wednesday at NASCAR Now’s regular time of 5 p.m., Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m. NASCAR Now co-host/reporter Nicole Briscoe will be in Daytona starting Thursday.

On Monday, Feb. 8, NASCAR Now will originate from Daytona International Speedway for a week of programs starting with a one-hour roundtable discussion program hosted by Allen Bestwick with analysts Rusty Wallace, Dale Jarrett and Ricky Craven.

The first two weeks of the program will include a focus on the top 10 teams in the sport, looking back at the 2009 season and looking ahead to 2010 with predictions from ESPN analysts. In addition, the first week of the program will feature drivers of the decades, with legendary driver David Pearson appearing on Tuesday’s program and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip on Wednesday.

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