ESPN will be home to two championship finishes Sunday, NASCAR’s and Major League Soccer’s.
Today we began a three-part series highlighting ESPN’s production of NASCAR all season and counting down to NASCAR’s championship finale the Ford 400 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway.
ESPN will air the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at 3 p.m. ET.
Come back to Front Row Saturday and Sunday for more behind-the-scenes pictures and video, and Monday when either Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart tours our Bristol campus as the 2011 Sprint Cup champion.
Six hours later Sunday, Major League Soccer crowns its champion when the Los Angeles Galaxy take on the Houston Dynamo for the MLS Cup (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).
Enjoy the video above of some of the season’s best goals as compiled by ESPN’s soccer production crew.
Let’s review some other Front Row highlights:
* ESPN analyst Jerry Rice stopped by for a “Fast Break” interview about his show Audibles, what he has learned from other talent and his favorite current NFL receiver.
* Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky men’s basketball team stopped by Bristol to practice, do a “Car Wash” and take a tour of our campus. The Wildcats are in action this weekend at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. as part of the 2011 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
We’ll have more on their visit on Front Row on Monday.
* Kermit, Gonzo and a host of Muppets took over Bristol and made guest appearances on Mike and Mike, SportsNation and NFL Live. Walt Disney Studios’ The Muppets hits the big screen Nov. 23.
* Congratulations to Coach Mike Krzyzewski on his 903rd win. Coach K surpassed his mentor Bob Knight for the most wins in NCAA men’s basketball history.
*As part of the ESPN “It’s not Crazy, It’s Sports” advertising series, The “Terrible Towels” ad was released.
Where’s the craziest place you’ve seen The Terrible Towel? The Leaning Tower of Pisa? The Great Wall of China? On stage at a Wiz Khalifa concert?