TV Schedule April 29-May 1

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The Sprint and Nationwide series go short track racing at Richmond International Raceway, a favorite among fans and drivers alike. Both series will race under the lights at the .75-mile venue. In Richmond's close quarters, tempers are known to flare, which can make "Saturday night all right for fighting."

The D-shaped oval has 14-degree banking in the corners, 8 degrees on the frontstretch and 2 degrees on the frontstretch. The track held its first race in 1953. Since that time, RIR has undergone four configuration changes as well as one surface change, from dirt to asphalt.

In the last eight Sprint Cup races, Jimmie Johnson claims four wins, Denny Hamlin two and Kyle Busch two. With these kind of track records, will one of them add yet another to the "w" column this weekend?

The following are last year's race winners at Richmond:

Spring: Kyle Busch
Fall: Denny Hamlin

Spring: Brad Keselowski
Fall: Kevin Harvick

Here is a handy guide to track events and television coverage this weekend at Richmond:

Friday, April 29:
10:30 a.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED
12 noon NSCS Practice, SPEED
2 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
4 p.m. NNS Qualifying, SPEED
5:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
7 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NNS: BUBBA Burger® 250, SPEED
11 p.m. Trackside at Richmond, SPEED

Saturday, April 30:
12 a.m. NNS: BUBBA Burger® 250, SPEED
3 a.m. Trackside at Richmond, SPEED
4 a.m. NNS: BUBBA Burger® 250, ESPN Deportes
12 noon NASCAR Now, ESPN2
12 noon Trackside at Richmond, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
5 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
7 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
7:30 p.m. NSCS: Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, FOX

Sunday, May 1:
1:30 p.m. Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, SPEED
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (reruns at midnight at 9 a.m. Monday)
TV Schedule April 29-May 1 TV Schedule April 29-May 1 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, April 29, 2011 Rating: 5