TV Schedule May 13-15

The 46-foot-tall Miles the Monster monument at Victory Plaza welcomes
race fans at Dover International Speedway. Credit: Rebecca Kivak
This week all three NASCAR series return to action at Dover International Speedway. After trying to appease "The Lady in Black" last week at Darlington, drivers have their work cut out for them at the "Monster Mile": both are said to be the most difficult tracks on the circuit, and here they are scheduled back-to-back.

In 1995, Dover switched to an all-concrete surface, becoming the first all-concrete speedway in NASCAR. The track is one of three concrete tracks run in NASCAR's top three series (Bristol and Nashville are the other two).

The "Monster Mile," with its famed mascot Miles the Monster, is known to bite racecars. The 1-mile oval is especially demanding and leaves many drivers exhausted afterward. Dover has 24-degree banking in the turns and 9 degrees on the straightaways. Brakes are put to the test as drivers must use them lightly when getting into the corners and lightly again upon exit.

Who will take home one of the coolest trophies in NASCAR - the Miles the Monster trophy - in the Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series? Stay tuned.

The following are last year's winners:

Spring: Kyle Busch
Fall: Jimmie Johnson

Spring: Kyle Busch
Fall: Kyle Busch

Aric Almirola

The following is a handy guide to track events and television this weekend at Dover. (All times are in Eastern Standard Time):

Friday, May 13:
10 a.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
11 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
5 p.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series, SPEED
6 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
7 p.m. Trackside at Dover, SPEED. Guests: Kevin and Delana Harvick.
8 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
8:30 p.m. NCWTS: Lucas Oil 200, SPEED (tape-delayed 4:45 PM)
11:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED.

Saturday, May 14:
12 a.m. NCWTS: Lucas Oil 200, SPEED
2:30 a.m. Trackside at Dover, SPEED
10 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
10:30 a.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2
11:30 a.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
12 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
2 p.m. NNS: Dover 200, ESPN
8:30 p.m. NASCAR Hall of Fame Biography: Bobby Allison, SPEED
9:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED

Sunday, May 15:
9 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
9 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
10:30 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
1 p.m. NSCS: Dover 400, FOX
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (reruns at 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday)
TV Schedule May 13-15 TV Schedule May 13-15 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, May 13, 2011 Rating: 5