TV Schedule June 3-5

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After two weeks at its home base, NASCAR heads to the Midwest. The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series converge on Kansas Speedway, and the Nationwide Series makes it way to Chicagoland Speedway. Both tracks are 1.5-mile intermediate ovals.

This weekend marks the first spring race at Kansas, which was granted a second Cup date this year in addition to its fall race. The D-shaped oval has 15-degree banking in the turns, 10.4 degrees on the frontstretch and 5 degrees on the backstretch. Like last week in the Coca-Cola 600, Kansas has had its share of fuel mileage races and we could see another on Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series gets back on track Saturday after being off the previous week.

Chicagoland hosts the first of its two Nationwide race weekends. The series will run under the lights in the Windy City, to the excitement of those who like night racing. Also D-shaped, the track boasts 18 degrees of banking in the corners, 11 degrees on the frontstretch and 5 degrees on the backstretch. This weekend marks one of the few times this season the Nationwide Series runs at a different track than the Cup Series. Does this mean we'll see a series regular win the event? Tune in Saturday to find out.

The following are last year's winners:

Greg Biffle

NATIONWIDE - Chicagoland
Spring: Kyle Busch
Fall: Kyle Busch

Johnny Sauter

Here is a handy guide to track events and TV coverage for Kansas and Chicagoland. (All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Events without a channel listed will not be televised): 

Friday, June 3:
12 noon NASCAR Live, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NCWTS Practice, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
3 p.m. NCWTS Practice, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
6 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
6 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
6 p.m. NNS Practice
6:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
7 p.m. Trackside at Kansas, SPEED. Guest: Tony Stewart.
8:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
8:30 p.m. NNS Practice
10 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
11:30 p.m. Trackside at Kansas, SPEED.

Saturday, June 4:
12:30 a.m. Sprint Pit Crew Challenge, SPEED
11 a.m. NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, SPEED   
12 p.m. NSCS Coors Light Pole Qualifying, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
2 p.m. NCWTS: O'Reilly Auto Parts 250, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NNS Coors Light Pole Qualifying, ESPN2
7:30 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
8 p.m. NNS: STP 300, ESPN

Sunday, June 5:
1 a.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
1:30 a.m. NCWTS: O'Reilly Auto Parts 250, SPEED
4 a.m. NNS: STP 300, ESPN2
4 a.m. NNS: STP 300, ESPN Deportes
9 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-Hour Energy, ESPN2
9:30 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
10 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
10:30 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
1 p.m. NSCS: STP 400, FOX
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (reruns at 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday)
TV Schedule June 3-5 TV Schedule June 3-5 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Thursday, June 02, 2011 Rating: 5