TV Schedule July 7-10

The trucks race at Kentucky last September.
Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR
For the first time in about a decade, the Sprint Cup Series will visit a new track on its schedule: Kentucky Speedway. Though Kentucky regularly hosts the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series, Saturday marks the inaugural Sprint Cup event at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. All three series converge on Kentucky this weekend.

Kentucky Speedway opened in 2000. The track's surface is rough and bumpy, with 14-degree banking in the turns, 8 degrees on the frontstretch and 4 degree on the backstretch. The track will be a wild card as the Sprint Cup drivers square off to see whose name will go down in history as Kentucky's first Cup winner. Thursday's six hours of testing will allow the drivers to get acquainted with the speedway, as well as gather data that could prove useful at the other intermediate tracks on the circuit.

In Nationwide, Joey Logano has won the last three races at Kentucky. Can the Joe Gibbs Racing driver keep up the streak on Friday - as well as be a threat in the next day's Cup race?

The Camping World Truck Series returns Thursday after a four-week hiatus for its first of two race weekends at Kentucky. Before the break, Ron Hornaday Jr. claimed victory at Texas. Hornaday is also the only two-time winner at Kentucky. Could the four-time champ make it three this weekend?

Last year's winners at Kentucky:

Joey Logano

Todd Bodine

The following is a schedule of track event and television coverage at Kentucky (all times are in Eastern Standard Time. Events without a channel listed will not be televised):

Thursday, July 7:
11 a.m. NSCS Practice/Testing
4 p.m. NSCS Practice/Testing
6 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED (tape delayed from 3:05 p.m.)
6:10 p.m. NNS Practice
7 p.m. NASCAR Race Hub Special Edition, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
8 p.m. NCWTS: UNOH 225, SPEED
10:30 p.m. NASCAR Race Hub Special Edition, SPEED
11 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NCWTS: UNOH 225, SPEED

Friday, July 8:
1 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
9 a.m. NNS Practice
11 a.m.    NASCAR Live, SPEED
11:30 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
3 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NNS Coors Light Pole Qualifying, SPEED
5 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
7 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
7:30 p.m. NNS: Feed the Children 300, ESPN
10:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
11 p.m. Trackside at Kentucky, SPEED. Guests: Bruton Smith and David Ragan.

Saturday, July 9:
12 a.m.    NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
4 a.m. NNS: Feed the Children 300, ESPN Deportes   
4 a.m. NNS: Feed the Children 300, ESPN2
11 a.m. Trackside at Kentucky, SPEED
12 noon NASCAR Now presented by 5-Hour Energy, ESPN2
3 p.m. Darrell Waltrip: Hometwon Hero presented by Diet Mountain Dew, SPEED
4 p.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NSCS Countdown to Green, TNT
7:30 p.m. NSCS: Quaker State 400, TNT

Sunday, July 10:
4 p.m. Rolex Sports Car Series: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, SPEED
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED ( reruns at 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday)
TV Schedule July 7-10 TV Schedule July 7-10 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Thursday, July 07, 2011 Rating: 5