TV Schedule: June 22-24

Pole winner Joey Logano leads last year's race at Sonoma.
Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images for NASCAR
NASCAR goes road course racing for the first time this season. The Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma and the Nationwide Series heads to Road America for some left-and-right action.

Sonoma is one of two road course races on the Sprint Cup schedule (the other is Watkins Glen in August). Road America is one of three road course events in the Nationwide Series (the others are Watkins Glen and Montreal in August).

The Nationwide regulars race at Road America last year.
Credit: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images
Since the implementation of double-file restarts, road racing has gained a short-track feel with some serious bumping and banging, and offers some of the most exciting racing all season.

The road course ringers - drivers with a background in road racing brought in to race the Cup and Nationwide events at these tracks - have lost their advantage as more and more series regulars end up in victory lane.

Who'll take the checkered flags this week? Stay tuned.

The Camping World Truck Series is off until Thursday, June 28, at Kentucky.

Track facts
Sonoma, in Sonoma, Calif.
Length: 1.99 miles
Type: Road course
Turns: 12

Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Length: 4.048 miles
Type: Road course
Turns: 14

2011 winner:
Kurt Busch

2011 winner:
Reed Sorenson

The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage this weekend at Michigan. All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Events without a channel listed are either not televised or will be taped-delayed (some events are listed twice, the actual time and the broadcast time):

Friday, June 22:
1 p.m. NNS Practice at Road America
2 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
3 p.m. NSCS Practice at Sonoma, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NNS Final Practice at Road America
6:40 p.m. NSCS Qualifying at Sonoma
11 p.m. NSCS Qualifying at Sonoma (tape-delayed), SPEED

Saturday, June 23:  
10 a.m. NNS Qualifying at Road America, ESPN2 (starts at 10:15 a.m.)
12:30 p.m. NSCS Practice at Sonoma
1:45 p.m. NSCS Final Practice at Sonoma
3 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
3:30 p.m. NNS: Sargento 200 at Road America, ESPN
11 p.m. NSCS Final Practice at Sonoma (tape-delayed), SPEED

Sunday, June 24:
3:30 a.m. NNS: Road America 200, ESPN2
4 a.m. NNS: Road America 200, ESPN deportes
10 a.m. NSCS Final Practice at Sonoma (re-air), SPEED
11 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-HOUR Energy, ESPN2
12 noon NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
2 p.m. NSCS Countdown to Green, TNT
3 p.m. NSCS: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, TNT
7 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
9 p.m. Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain, SPEED
TV Schedule: June 22-24 TV Schedule: June 22-24 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Thursday, June 21, 2012 Rating: 5