TV Schedule: July 13-15

New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
As the second half of the season gets under way, NASCAR goes short-track racing. The Sprint and Nationwide Series descend on New Hampshire Motor Speedway while the Camping World Truck Series heads to Iowa Speedway.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the flattest track on the circuit, is also known as the "Magic Mile." Race winners receive a live lobster along with their trophy.

Iowa Speedway, which opened in 2006, has quickly become a favorite among fans and drivers. Its compound banking allows for passing and exciting side-by-side racing.

Track facts
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
Length: 1.058-mile oval
Type: Short oval
Banking: 9 degrees/7degrees in the turns, 1 degree on the straightaways

Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa
Length: 0.875-mile tri-oval
Type: Short track
Banking: 12 degrees-14 degrees compound banking, 10 degrees on the frontstretch, 4 degrees on backstretch

SPRINT CUP - New Hampshire
Sprint 2011 winner: Ryan Newman
Fall 2011 winner: Tony Stewart

NATIONWIDE - New Hampshire
2011 winner: Kyle Busch

2011 winner: Matt Crafton

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

Friday, July 13:
11 a.m. NNS Practice at NHMS
12 noon NSCS Practice at NHMS, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NNS Final Practice at NHMS, SPEED
3 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying at NHMS, SPEED
5:30 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
7 p.m. NCWTS Practice at Iowa, SPEED
9 p.m. ARCA Racing  at Iowa, SPEED
11 p.m. Trackside, SPEED (re-air)

Saturday, July 14:
12 a.m. NSCS Qualifying at NHMS, SPEED (re-air)
1 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
10 a.m. NNS Qualifying at NHMS, ESPN2
11 a.m. NSCS Final Practice at NHMS, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice at Iowa
2:30 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
3:30 p.m. NNS: F.W. Webb 200 at NHMS, ESPN
6:30 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying at Iowa, SPEED (tape-delayed by a half hour)
7:30 p.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
8 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
8:30 p.m. NCWTS: Iowa 200, SPEED

Sunday, July 15:
1 a.m. NCWTS: Iowa 200, SPEED (re-air)
3:30 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
4 a.m. NNS: F.W. Webb 200, ESPN2 (re-air)
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 p.m. NSCS Countdown to Green, TNT
1 p.m. NSCS: Lenox Industrial Tools 301, TNT
4:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
TV Schedule: July 13-15 TV Schedule: July 13-15 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, July 13, 2012 Rating: 5