Friday, June 1, 2012

TV Schedule: June 1-3

Miles the Monster looks slightly less menacing surrounded by race winner Matt Kenseth and family
after last May's Sprint Cup race at Dover. Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
All three NASCAR series get back on track this week at Dover.

The "Monster Mile" is one of the most difficult tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The demanding 1-mile racetrack is hard on brakes as well as the drivers themselves. Like its famous mascot Miles the Monster, Dover takes a bite out of racecars.

Dover is one of just two concrete tracks on the schedule (the other is Bristol). There used to be three concrete tracks where NASCAR would regularly race, but Nashville, which shares the same owners as Dover, is not hosting any NASCAR races this year.

Miles the Monster, the track's looming concrete mascot, also appears on the winner's trophy. Who will take home one of the coolest trophies in NASCAR in the Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series? Tune in this weekend.

Track facts
Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.
Length: 1-mile oval
Type: Short oval
Banking: 24 degrees in turns, 9 degrees on the straightaways

SPRINT CUP
2011 winners:
Spring: Matt Kenseth
Fall: Kurt Busch

NATIONWIDE
2011 winners:
Spring: Carl Edwards
Fall: Carl Edwards

TRUCK SERIES
2011 winner:
Kyle Busch

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

Friday, June 1:
10 a.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
11 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED   
12:30 p.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
5 p.m. NCWTS: Lucas Oil 200, SPEED
7:30 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guest: Denny Hamlin.
8:30 p.m. NCWTS:  Lucas Oil 200 (re-air), SPEED
11 p.m. NSCS Final Practice (re-air), SPEED

Saturday, June 2:
1 a.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series, SPEED
2 a.m. Trackside (re-air), SPEED
10:30 a.m. NNS Coors Light Pole Qualifying, ESPN2
11:30 a.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
12 noon NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
1 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
2 p.m. NNS: 5-Hour ENERGY 200, ESPN
8 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
9 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED

Sunday, June 3:
4 a.m. NNS: 5-Hour ENERGY 200 (re-air), ESPN2
4 a.m. NNS: 5-Hour ENERGY 200, ESPN deportes
9 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-HOUR Energy, ESPN2
9:30 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
10 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
10:30 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
1 p.m. NSCS: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, FOX   
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED   
9 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (re-airs at midnight and 9 a.m. Monday)

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