Thursday, May 24, 2012

TV Schedule: May 24-27

Kevin Harvick won his first Coca-Cola 600 in dramatic fashion last year.
Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR
It's the longest race on the NASCAR schedule, the ultimate test of endurance. Anything can happen at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Last year's event was one of the most dramatic, with Kevin Harvick's fuel outlasting Dale Earnhardt Jr. to claim what used to be known as the World 600.

Racing fans are in for a full day of racing - 1,100 miles - on Sunday. The prestigious Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 run during their traditional Memorial Day weekend slots.

The Nationwide Series gets its shot at Charlotte on Saturday. The Camping World Truck Series is on a break until next Friday at Dover.

Track facts

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Length: 1.5-mile oval
Type: Intermediate
Banking: 24 degrees in turns, 5 degrees on the straightaways

Coca-Cola 600 format:
600 miles, 400 laps

2011 winners:
Spring: Kevin Harvick
Fall: Matt Kenseth

History 300 format:
300 miles, 200 laps

2011 winners:
Spring: Matt Kenseth
Fall: Carl Edwards

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

Thursday, May 24:
2 p.m. NNS Practice, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NSCS Practice , SPEED
5 p.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED   
6:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
7 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
8:30 p.m. NASCAR Race Hub, SPEED
10:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying (re-air), SPEED   

Friday, May 25:
7 a.m. NASCAR Race Hub, SPEED
12 noon All-Star Race - NSCS Replay, SPEED
3 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2

Saturday, May 26:
10 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
11 a.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2
12:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
1 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NNS Countdown, ABC
2:45 p.m. NNS: History 300, ABC
5:30 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guests: Johanna Long and Aric Almirola.
10:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED

Sunday, May 27:
1 a.m. NNS: History 300 (re-air), ESPN2
4 a.m. NNS: History 300, ESPN deportes
10 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-HOUR Energy, ESPN2
3 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
5:30 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
6 p.m. NSCS: Coca-Cola 600, FOX
11 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (re-airs at 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday)


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