Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TV Schedule April 1-3


Because of the Easter holiday, the Sprint Cup Series is taking a breather. But fortunately for NASCAR fans, the Nationwide and Camping World World Truck series will be in full swing this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. The 1.333-mile oval, built in 2000, is one of only three concrete tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

Nashville will celebrate its 10th season with a doubleheader of racing, a first for the track: the Nashville 200 Truck race on Friday and the Nashville 300 Nationwide race on Saturday. The winner of each race will rock out in Victory Lane with a Sam Bass signature Gibson guitar. Will we see a repeat of Kyle Busch's "smashing" celebration from last season? Tune in to find out.

Only the Truck and Nationwide races will be televised this weekend, not practice nor qualifying sessions. The days and times for each series' practices and qualifying have been included in the schedule below for those fans who may wish to log onto Twitter or NASCAR.com for updates.

Also included in the schedule is SPEED's airing of the season-opening race of the K&N Pro Series East Series, formerly the Camping World East Series, on Thursday. The race was run March 27 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.

Here's a schedule of track events and TV coverage of NASCAR events this weekend (all times in Eastern Standard Time. Channel has been included for those events that will be televised. Note: The live broadcast of the Nationwide race is on ESPN this weekend):

Thursday, April 1:
6:00 p.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, SPEED

Friday, April 2:
11 a.m. Truck practice
12:30 p.m. Truck final practice
3:30 p.m. Nationwide practice
5 p.m. Truck qualifying
6:30 p.m. Nationwide final practice
7:30 p.m. Truck Series SetUp, SPEED (reruns at midnight)
8:00 p.m. Truck Series: Nashville 200, SPEED.Green flag: 8:19 p.m. (reruns at 12:30 a.m.)

Saturday, April 3:
12 noon Nationwide qualifying (click here to follow NASCAR.com's leaderboard)
3:30 p.m. Nationwide Countdown presented by Hellmann's, ESPN
4:00 p.m. Nationwide: Nashville 300, ESPN. Green flag: 4:16 p.m. (reruns at 12:30 a.m. on ESPN2)

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