|The June NSCS race at New Hampshire goes green. |
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The 1-mile oval has opened the 10-race playoffs since its inception in 2004. But starting next year, the track will be pushed back to the second race in the Chase as Chicagoland Speedway will host the opener.
The Sprint Cup Series points were reset after Richmond, and many of the Chasers are favorites for the win at the SYLVANIA 300 at Loudon. Five of the 12 drivers have yet to claim a victory this season. Odds are a Chase driver will add to the "w" column at Sunday's race, but it's always possible a driver outside the top 12 could be the one standing in Victory Lane. Reigning champion Jimmie Johnson won the spring race. Defending fall race winner is Mark Martin.
Skirts and Scuffs begins its Chase coverage this weekend, with 12 of our contributors providing pre-race analysis for the New Hampshire race.
Meanwhile, the Truck Series gets back on track for the TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 after a week off. Kyle Busch will be looking to defend his win from last year. After having issues at Kentucky, will Busch and points leader Todd Bodine cross paths again? Tune in Saturday.
The following is a schedule of track events and television coverage from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (All times are Eastern Standard Time):
Friday, Sept. 17:
11:30 a.m. NSCS Practice, ESPN2
1 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
3 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, ESPN2
5 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2 (reruns at 2 a.m.)
7 p.m. Trackside at New Hampshire, SPEED (reruns at 11 p.m.). Guests: Greg Biffle and Todd Bodine.
Saturday, Sept. 18:
9 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
10 a.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
11:30 a.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
1 p.m. NASCAR Whelen Modified Race, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED (reruns at 2 a.m.)
3 p.m. NCWTS: TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175, SPEED. Green flag: 3:19 PM (reruns at 2:30 a.m.)
11 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NASCAR Smarts, SPEED
Sunday, Sept. 19:
2 a.m. Changing Lanes (episode #2), BET
3 a.m. Changing Lanes (episode #3), BET
7:30 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
8 a.m. NASCAR Smarts, SPEED
8:30 a.m. NASCAR in A Hurry, SPEED
9 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
10 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12 noon NSCS Countdown, ESPN2
1 p.m. NSCS: SYLVANIA 300, ESPN. Green flag: 1:15 PM (reruns at 3:30 a.m.)
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (reruns at 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday)
10 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2