TV Schedule March 19-21

Welcome to Bristol Motor Speedway, a 0.533-mile oval short track where drivers' tempers can be just as short.

Prepare for some bumpin' and bangin' when the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series head to Thunder Valley this weekend. Who'll be the last man standing when the dust settles?

The Nationwide Series gets back on track
Saturday for the Scotts Turf Builder 300. The Sprint Cup drivers will battle it out Sunday at the Food City 500.

The Camping World Truck Series is off this week.

The following is a handy guide to track events and television coverage at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend (all times in Eastern Standard Time):

Friday, March 19:

12 noon Sprint Cup practice, SPEED (reruns at 8 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. Nationwide practice, SPEED (reruns at midnight)
3:30 p.m. Sprint Cup qualifying, SPEED (reruns at 9:30 p.m.)
5:00 p.m. Nationwide final practice, SPEED (reruns at 2 a.m.)
6:00 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
7:00 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guests: Kyle Busch and "The Silver Fox" David Pearson. (reruns at 11 p.m.)
8:30 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2 (reruns at 12:30 a.m.)

Saturday, March 20:
12 noon Nationwide qualifying, SPEED
1:00 p.m. Sprint Cup final practice, SPEED
2:00 p.m. Nationwide countdown, ABC
2:30 p.m. Nationwide race: Scotts Turf Builder 300, ABC. Green flag: 2:43 p.m. (reruns at 3 a.m.)
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Specials: Scotts ES Seed Showdown at Bristol, ESPN2
11:00 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NASCAR Smarts, SPEED

Sunday, March 21:
8:30 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
9:00 a.m. NASCAR Smarts, SPEED
9:00 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
9:30 a.m. NASCAR in a Hurry, SPEED
10:00 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12 noon Sprint Cup pre-race show, FOX
1:00 p.m. Sprint Cup race: Food City 500, FOX. Green flag: 1:13 p.m.
8:00 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (reruns at 2 a.m.)

Photo of August 2008 Sprint Cup race at Bristol from NASCAR Media
TV Schedule March 19-21 TV Schedule March 19-21 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, March 19, 2010 Rating: 5