Thursday, April 26, 2012

TV Schedule: April 26-28

Last spring it was Kyle Busch victorious at Richmond, returning to Richmond could be just
what Busch needs to get back to his winning ways. Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR

Packing up from the land of Oz and headed back East, NASCAR heads to the the short track at Richmond International Raceway. The night racing at this D-shaped oval track is always a favorite with drivers and fans alike.

With the track being a .75-mile close-quarters track, we may get back to the tight racing that fans are craving.

Here are some basics on Richmond International Raceway:

Track facts
Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.
Length: .75 mile
Type: Short track
Banking: 14 degrees in turns, 8 degrees on the frontstretch and 2 degrees on the backstretch

Sprint Cup /Capital City 400 Presented by Virginia is For Lovers

2011 Winners: 
Spring: Kyle Busch
Fall: Kevin Harvick

Nationwide Series/ Virgina 529 College Savings 250:

2011 Winners:


Spring: Denny Hamlin
Fall: Kyle Busch

The Truck Series is off until May 18 when they return at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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

Thursday, April 26:
6 p.m. NASCAR Race Hub, SPEED (re-air at 11 pm) 
7 p.m. K&N Pro Series Race from Richmond, SPEED (re-air at midnight) 
8:30 p.m. Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, SPEED (re-air at 1:30 am)

Friday, April 27:
9 a.m. NNS practice
11:30 a.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
12 p.m. NSCS practice, SPEED 
2 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED (re-airs at midnight) 
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
4 p.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2 
5:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED (re-airs at 1 a.m.) 
7 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Virginia 529 College Savings 250, ESPN2 (re-airs at 3 a.m.)
11 p.m. Trackside with guests Greg Biffle and Jeff Burton, SPEED

Saturday, April 28:
11 a.m. Trackside, SPEED (re-air)
12 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
4 p.m. NASCAR performance, SPEED
4:30 p.m. SPEED Center, NASCAR Edition, SPEED
5 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
7 p.m. NASCAR on FOX pre-race, FOX
7:30 p.m. NSCS Capital City 400, FOX
11 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED

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