This Sunday ESPN, Inc. will present ESPN Full Circle: NASCAR Busch Series from Mexico City.
The race will be broadcast live from Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez at 2 p.m. ET -- the latest installation of an ESPN Full Circle presentation in which various ESPN outlets carry the event live using different coverage approaches, in addition to extensive content surrounding the race across additional ESPN outlets such as TV, radio, internet, etc. ESPN2, the home of the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007, will present a traditional race telecast (also available on ESPN2 HD), while ESPN will simulcast ESPN Deportes' Spanish-language flag-to-flag coverage. Additionally, ESPN360 will feature a live stream of the ESPN2 telecast.
NASCAR Busch Series at Mexico City ESPN Full Circle highlights include:
ESPN: Will present a simulcast of ESPN Deportes' Spanish-language flag-to-flag coverage of the race to more than 92 million homes in the U.S. ESPN Deportes will feature a unique telecast of the race, with its own on-site production team, Spanish-language graphics and commentary highlighting key Hispanic drivers. Play-by-play commentator Andrés Agulla will be joined in the booth by Alex Pombo for analysis. Claudia Trejos and Marcelo Vivo will serve as pit reporters.
ESPN2 (ESPN2 HD): Will present traditional English-language race telecast utilizing full use of High Definition cameras, Sportvision enhancements and state-of-the-art graphics. Play-by-play commentator Jerry Punch will be joined in the booth by 1989 NASCAR Cup champion Rusty Wallace and two-time NASCAR Cup champion crew chief Andy Petree for analysis. Allen Bestwick, Dave Burns, Jamie Little and Mike Massaro will serve as pit reporters. Coverage will begin at 10 a.m. ET with a live edition of NASCAR Now. Tim Brewer and Brad Daugherty will host the show. ESPN2's NASCAR Busch Series Countdown will be aired live at 1:30 p.m. on race day, preceding the 2 p.m. race start.
ESPN Deportes: In addition to offering Spanish-language flag-to-flag coverage, the network will present a pre-race show from the track at 1:30 p.m. ET, preceding the 2 p.m. green flag. Immediately following the race the network will present a special one-hour edition of SportsCenter with post-race coverage and interviews from on-site.
ESPNEWS: Will offer in-progress highlights, analysis, and expanded post-race coverage.
ESPN360: ESPN's signature broadband service, available in 15 million homes nationwide, will feature a live simulcast of the ESPN2 telecast as part of ESPN.com's RacCast application, plus exclusive content from NASCAR Now, an ESPN360 "Super Highlight" of the race available immediately after the race and complete and post-race coverage including analysis and driver press conferences. In addition, throughout the season ESPN360 will feature exclusive driver-specific video capsules that will be progressively updated to feature season-to-date highlights, interviews, news and all other driver-related video.
ESPN.com: ESPN.com coverage will be highlighted by extensive online video on ESPN.com, as well as ESPN.com's RaceCast live race-day application featuring an in-race simulcast of the ESPN2 telecast, track information, lap leaders, race leaders, driver information and live in-race chat with award-winning ESPN NASCAR writers David Newton and Terry Blount. ESPN.com will also include comprehensive coverage from Blount and Newton, Insiders Marty Smith and Angelique Chenglis as well as ESPN.com's exclusive integration of Jayski.com content. In addition, ESPN.com will carry translated news and columns from ESPNdeportes.com's Andres Agulla, Enrique Vega, Martha Guerra and Alex Pombo.
ESPN Radio: Will present updates on the progress and results within the ESPN Radio SportsCenter reports every 20 minutes.
ESPNdeportes.com: The leading Spanish-language sports Web site in the U.S. will provide additional coverage, highlighted by a Spanish-language RaceCast; live stream of the race for U.S. users; live chat from the track; Motion video capsules of race preview and post-race analysis with ESPN Deportes talent Andrés Agulla and Alex Pombo; in-race updates, driver information, and columns from Agulla, Enrique Vega and Martha Guerra
ESPN Deportes Radio: The exclusive Spanish-language radio home of MRN NASCAR, will provide in-race reports, on-site reports from ESPN Deportes Radio NASCAR experts, and much more.
Additional studio programming: Several other programs will also present NASCAR Busch Series at Mexico City content, including ESPN2's Cold Pizza, and SportsCenter.
In addition, ESPN Deportes will debut a new episode of ESPN Perfiles, the network's half-hour, in-depth interview show, featuring Brazilian Formula One three-time champion Nelson Piquet on Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m. ET.