TV Schedule March 12-13

Todd Bodine stands with his trophy after winning last year's Camping World Series
truck race at Darlington Raceway. (Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images for NASCAR)
With the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series taking their first off-weekend of the season, the spotlight shines on the Camping World Truck Series.

The trucks head to Darlington Raceway, the oldest track on the circuit. The 1.366-mile track is known for its unique egg shape and for leaving competitors with "Darlington stripes," the black marks that the racecars bear after rubbing against the track's walls.

Darlington has banking of 25 degree in Turns 1 and 2, 23 degrees in Turns 3 and 4, and 6 degrees on the frontstretch and backstretch. Nicknamed the "Lady in Black" and "Too Tough to Tame," the track is a fan favorite and promises some of the most exciting racing on the schedule.

The Truck Series returned to Darlington last year after a five-year absence. It was Todd Bodine who was able to tame the track, taking the win. Who will end up on the Lady in Black's good side this weekend?

In addition to the truck race, fans can satisfy their need for speed with the documentary “The Daytona 500: The American Dream,” a one-hour special showing never-before-seen footage from Trevor Bayne’s historic run to Victory Lane. The special airs on FOX at 1 p.m. ET.

The following is a handy guide to track events and television coverage this weekend at Darlington Raceway (all times are in Eastern Standard Time. Events without a channel listed will not be televised):

Saturday, March 12:
9 a.m. NCWTS Practice
10:30 NCWTS Final Practice
3:30 p.m. NCWTS Pole Qualifying, SPEED (starts at 3:15 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
5 p.m. NCWTS: Too Tough to Tame 200, SPEED. Green flag: 5:15 p.m.

Sunday, Match 13:
1 a.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
1:30 a.m. NCWTS: Too Tough to Tame 200, SPEED
1 p.m. The Daytona 500: The American Dream, FOX
TV Schedule March 12-13 TV Schedule March 12-13 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Rating: 5