Thursday, June 7, 2012

TV Schedule: June 7-10

Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Armed Forces Foundation Chevrolet, drives during NASCAR testing for the new track surface at Pocono Raceway on Wednesday in Long Pond, Pa. Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR

Changes are aplenty as Sprint Cup drivers and teams head to Pocono Raceway.

The Long Pond, Pa., racetrack nicknamed the "Tricky Triangle" completed its first repave since 1995. To help teams get acclimated, two days of testing have been added on Wednesday and Thursday. Also, for the first time, both of its annual Sprint Cup dates have been trimmed from 500 to 400 miles - that means Sunday's traditional 200-lap event will now be 160 laps. These changes come with a lot of unknowns for teams. What kind of strategy will we see Sunday with 100 fewer miles?

In a standalone weekend, The Camping World Truck Series goes where everything is bigger and better - Texas Motor Speedway.

The Nationwide Series is off this weekend and will return to the track June 16 at Michigan.

Track facts
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa.
Length: 2.5-mile tri-oval
Type: Superspeedway
Banking: 14 degrees in Turn 1, 8 degrees in turn 2, 6 degrees in turn 3, 2 degrees on the straightaways

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


2011 winners:
Spring: Jeff Gordon
Fall: Brad Keselowski


2011 winners:
Spring: Ron Hornaday
Fall: Kevin Harvick

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

Thursday, June 7:
12:30 p.m. NCWTS Practice at Texas
2:15 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice at Texas
7 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying at Texas

Friday, June 8:
10 a.m. ARCA Practice at Pocono
12 noon    NASCAR Live, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Practice at Pocono, SPEED   
2:05 p.m. ARCA Qualifying at Pocono
3:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice at Pocono, SPEED
5 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guests: Marcos Ambrose and Jack Roush.
6 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice at Pocono (re-air), SPEED
8:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
9 p.m. NCWTS: Winstar World Casino 400 at Texas, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED

Saturday, June 9:
3 a.m. NSCS Final Practice at Pocono (re-air), SPEED
11 a.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
2:30 p.m. ARCA Racing at Pocono: Pocono ARCA 200, SPEED. Tape-delayed (race starts at 1:30 p.m.)
8:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED

Sunday, June 10:

9 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
9 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-HOUR Energy, ESPN2
9:30 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
10 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12 noon NSCS Countdown to Green, TNT
1 p.m. NSCS: Pocono 400, TNT
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (re-airs 9 a.m. Monday)
9 p.m. Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain, SPEED


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