TV Schedule Nov. 4-7

Denny Hamlin celebrates in victory lane at Texas in the spring. (Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
The three top-tier series in NASCAR head to Texas Motor Speedway. Everything is bigger in Texas, including anticipation for the eighth race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The points battle between the top 3 is the closest it's ever been in the history of the playoffs.

The 1.5-mile quad-oval boasts a variety of winners. In the last nine Sprint Cup races at Texas, there have been eight different victors. Carl Edwards, with three wins, and Jeff Burton, with two victories, are the only multiple winners at Texas. Edwards has been the only driver to pull a sweep at Texas (in 2008), something spring race winner Denny Hamlin will try to achieve in Sunday's AAA Texas 500. A win for Hamlin would give him an advantage in the Chase title race and possibly vault him atop Jimmie Johnson in the points standings. Defending fall race winner is Kurt Busch.

In the Nationwide Series, Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge marks defending champion Kyle Busch's 200th Nationwide start and offers him yet another opportunity to make history. Busch has won the last five Nationwide events at Texas. If he wins Saturday, he will become the first driver in the series' history to win six consecutive events at a single track.

We could also see Brad Keselowski clinch the 2010 Nationwide Series championship Saturday. All Keselowski has to do is finish 21st or better to win his first NASCAR title.

In the Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch's win allowed Kyle Busch Motorsports to pass Germain Racing in the owner points standings. With Germain driver and points leader Todd Bodine the defending winner of the spring, and Busch the defending winner of last year's fall event, odds are fans will see a good battle for the finish in Friday's WinStar World Casino 350k.

The following is a schedule of track events and television coverage this weekend at Texas. Times are in Eastern Standard Time. (Note: Events without a TV channel listed will not be televised.)

Thursday, Nov. 4:
1:30 p.m. NCWTS Practice
3:15 p.m. NCWTS Practice
4 p.m. 2010 Quest for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, VS
4:30 p.m. NASCAR: The Next Generation, VS
5 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
7 p.m. NASCAR Race Hub, SPEED

Friday, Nov. 5:
10 a.m. NNS Practice, SPEED
11:30 a.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED (time-delayed from 11:40 a.m.)
3 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED (time-delayed from 1 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
6:35 p.m. NNS Qualifying
7 p.m. Trackside at Texas, SPEED. Guests: Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte, Steve Turner (new owner of Braun Racing), Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage. (reruns at 11:30 p.m.)
8:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED (reruns at 1:30 a.m.)
9 p.m. NCWTS: WinStar World Casino 350k, SPEED. Green flag: 9:19 p.m. (reruns at 2 a.m.)
12 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2

Saturday, Nov. 6:
9:30 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
10:30 a.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
11 a.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
12 noon NNS Countdown, ESPN2
12:55 p.m. NNS: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, ESPN2. Green flag: 1:11 p.m. (reruns at 12:30 a.m.)
6 p.m. The Racing Chef, SPEED
7 p.m. NASCAR Smarts, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
8:15 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying

Sunday, Nov. 7:
9 a.m. NASCAR in A Hurry, SPEED
9 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
9:30 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
1 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay Special Edition, SPEED
2 p.m. NSCS Countdown, ESPN
3 p.m. NSCS: AAA Texas 500, ESPN. Green flag: 3:16 p.m. (reruns at 2:30 a.m. on ESPN2)
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (reruns at 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday)
10 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
TV Schedule Nov. 4-7 TV Schedule Nov. 4-7 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Thursday, November 04, 2010 Rating: 5

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