TV Schedule April 22-24

Kyle Busch shows off his new guitar after winning the spring 2010
Nashville Nationwide race. Credit: John Sommers II/Getty Images for NASCAR
With the Sprint Cup Series off for the Easter weekend, the Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series head to Nashville Superspeedway for a standalone weekend.

Nashville is one of three concrete tracks on the NASCAR circuit (the other two are Bristol and Dover). The 1.333-mile D-shaped oval has 14-degree banking in the turns, 9 degrees on the frontstretch and 6 degrees on the backstretch. The race winner gets a guitar, which Kyle Busch famously smashed to pieces after his 2009 win.

Busch didn't smash the guitar when he won the spring truck race here a year ago, and after this weekend he could add yet another to his collection. He has won four of the last 7 Nationwide races and one truck win in three starts this season.

But the weekend also presents the Nationwide Series with an opportunity for a series regular to win his first race of the season. With no Cup race this week, there are fewer Cup drivers in the field, but the few who are could be enough to lock out the Nationwide regulars once again.

Here last year's winners at Nashville:

Spring: Kevin Harvick
Fall: Brad Keselowski

Spring: Kyle Busch
Fall: Todd Bodine

The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage this weekend. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (events without a channel listed will not be televised):

Friday, April 22:
11 a.m. NCWTS Practice
3:30 p.m. NNS Practice
5:30 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
6 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
6:30 p.m. NNS Practice, ESPN2
7:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
8 p.m. NCWTS: Bully Hill Vineyards 200, SPEED
10:30 p.m. NASCAR Hall of Fame Biography: Bud Moore, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED

Saturday, April 23:
12 a.m. NCWTS: Bully Hill Vineyards 200, SPEED
12 noon NNS Qualifying, ESPN
2 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
3 p.m. NNS: Nashville 300, ESPN

Sunday, April 24:
3 a.m. NNS: Nashville 300, ESPN2
4 a.m. NNS: Nashville 300, ESPN Deportes
8 p.m. NASCAR Hall of Fame Biography: Bud Moore, SPEED (reruns at 12 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday)
TV Schedule April 22-24 TV Schedule April 22-24 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, April 22, 2011 Rating: 5