Thursday, April 12, 2012

TV Schedule: April 12-15

Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart won at Texas last fall. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images
NASCAR gets back on track after being off for the Easter holiday. The Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series converge on Texas Motor Speedway. Everything's bigger in Texas, including the celebration in victory lane, where the race winner celebrates with a new cowboy hat and pair of pistols.

Rockingham Speedway makes its anticipated return to the NASCAR schedule, hosting the Camping World Truck Series. Who'll conquer the Rock?

Track facts
Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
Length: 1.5-mile quad-oval
Type: Intermediate
Banking: 24 degrees in the turns, 5 degrees on the straightaways

Rockingham Speedway, Rockingham, N.C.
Length: 1.017-mile oval
Type: Short track
Banking: 22/25 degrees in the turns, 8 degrees in the straightaways

Samsung Mobile 500 format:
500 miles, 334 laps

2011 winners:
Spring: Matt Kenseth
Fall: Tony Stewart

O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 format:
300 miles, 200 laps

2011 winners:
Spring: Carl Edwards
Fall: Trevor Bayne

TRUCK SERIES - Rockingham
Good Sam Roadside Assistance Carolina 200 presented by Cheerwine format:
200 miles, 196 laps

The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage this weekend at Texas and Rockingham. All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Events without a channel listed will not be televised.

Thursday, April 12:
5:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
7:30 p.m. Race Hub, SPEED
7:40 p.m. NNS Practice

Friday, April 13:
11 a.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED
12 noon NCWTS Practice
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Now presented by Troy-Bilt, ESPN2
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
3 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
5 p.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2
6:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
8 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN2
8:30 p.m. NNS at Texas: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, ESPN2
11 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guests: Eddie Gossage, Elliott Sadler, Matt Kenseth

Saturday, April 14:
3:30 a.m. NNS: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (re-air), ESPN2
9 a.m. NCWTS Practice
11 a.m. NCWTS Practice
11 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-HOUR Energy, ESPN2
3 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
3:35 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying
4 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
4:30 p.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
5 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
7 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
7:30 p.m. NSCS at Texas: Samsung Mobile 500, FOX
11 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED

Sunday, April 15:
4 a.m. NNS: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (re-air), ESPN Deportes
12 noon SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
1 p.m. NCWTS at Rockingham: Good Sam Roadside Assistance Carolina 200 presented by Cheerwine, SPEED
9 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (re-airs at midnight and 9 a.m. Monday)


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