Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TV Schedule: March 9-11

Carl Edwards got his only points win of 2011 at Las Vegas
Motor Speedway. Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

NASCAR tries its luck in Sin City as the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series converge on Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its annual race weekend. Who will Lady Luck smile upon?

The Camping World Truck Series is on a break until March 31 at Martinsville.

Track facts
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.
Length: 1.5 D-shaped oval
Type: Intermediate
Banking: 20 degrees in the turns, 9 degrees on the frontstretch and backstretch

Kobalt Tools 400 format:
400 miles, 267 laps

2011 winner:
Carl Edwards

Sam's Town 300 format:
300 miles, 200 laps

2011 winner:
Mark Martin

The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage this weekend. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Friday, March 9:
1 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NNS Practice, SPEED
3 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
5 p.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
8 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guest: Sam Hornish Jr.
9 p.m. NSCS Coors Light Pole Qualifying (re-air), SPEED
11 p.m. Trackside (re-air), SPEED
11:30 p.m. NSCS Practice (re-air), SPEED

Saturday, March 10:
1 a.m. NNS Final Practice (re-air), SPEED
2:30 a.m. NSCS Qualifying (re-air), SPEED
12 noon Trackside, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
1:30 p.m NNS Qualifying, SPEED
3 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
5 p.m. NNS: Sam's Town 300, ESPN2. Green flag: 5:16 p.m

Sunday, March 11:
5 a.m. NNS: Sam's Town 300, ESPN2
9 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-HOUR Energy, ESPN2
11:30 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
12 noon SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
3 p.m. NSCS: Kobalt Tools 400, FOX. Green flag: 3:16 p.m.
6 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
9 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (also re-airs at midnight and 9 a.m. Monday)


  1. We live in Niagara Falls, On, Canada. TSN2, the ESPN affiliate, will be televising GOLF!!!!! REALLY???