TV Schedule Sept. 2-4

Tony Stewart celebrates after winning the Emory Healthcare 500
at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images

The Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series have invaded Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR fans will definitely enjoy plenty of three-wide racing this Labor Day weekend.

Atlanta Motor Speedway is a quarter-mile track in the heart of Atlanta and has plenty of history. Did you know former President Jimmy Carter worked as a ticket taker prior to running the country?

Kyle Busch is entered in all three events at the track this weekend. Will he take the triple crown?

This will be the first Labor Day weekend for the Camping World Truck Series. Kevin Harvick, who has won the last three truck races, will not be competing in the Atlanta 200.

Last year, Jamie McMurray scored his first Nationwide victory since 2004. He is back to defend the win for JR Motorsports in the Great Clips 300. There is also a tight points battle going on between Elliott Sadler, Reed Sorenson, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Restarts were a big issues last year at this track, will they be an issue again? Atlanta Motor Speedway is the site of Tony Stewart’s last win. Six drivers clinched a spot in the Chase after Bristol Motor Speedway last week. Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch can clinch a spot following the Advocare 500. This is also the finale of the Sprint Summer Showdown. Can Ambrose, Kyle Busch, Keselowski, or Menard win $3 million for themselves, their favorite charity, and a fan?

The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage at Atlanta (all times are in EST. Events without a channel listed will not be televised):

Friday, September 2nd:
10:30 a.m. NCWTS Practice
12:00 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice
4:00 p.m. The Day: Atlanta 1992, SPEED
5:00 p.m. NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, SPEED
6:00 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NCTWS Set-Up, SPEED
8:00 p.m. NCTWS Atlanta 200 (130 laps, 200.2 miles), SPEED
11:00 p.m. NCTWS Set-Up (rerun), SPEED
11:30 p.m. NCTWS Atlanta 200 (rerun), SPEED

Saturday, September 3rd:
8:30 a.m. NNS Practice
9:45 a.m. NNS Final Practice
10:30 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
11:30 a.m. NNS Final Practice, Tape Delayed, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NASCAR Trackside Live (Guests are Joey Logano and David Ragan), SPEED
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, Live on SPEED
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying, Live on SPEED
5:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying, Live on SPEED
7:00 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Countdown, Live on ESPN2
7:30 p.m. NNS Great Clips 300 (195 laps, 300.3 miles), ESPN2
**In Race Reporter: Aric Almirola**

Sunday, September 4th:
4:00 p.m. SPEED Center of NASCAR Edition, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Raceday, SPEED
(Guests include: Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex, Jr, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Darian Grubb)
6:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Countdown, ESPN
7:30 p.m. NSCS Advocare 500 (325 laps, 500.5 miles), ESPN
Immediately after the race, NASCAR Victory Lane on SPEED (re-air at 9 am on 9/5)

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