|Austin Dillon wins last year's truck race at Chicagoland. |
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But don't worry - there's still plenty of racing as the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series take on Chicagoland.
The rare standalone weekend puts the spotlight on the regulars in both series, with just one full-time Sprint Cup driver competing this weekend (that's Kyle Busch in the Nationwide Series).
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.
Length: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval
Banking: 18 degrees in the turns, 11 degrees on the straights, 5 degrees on backstretch
Spring: Justin Allgaier
Fall: Brad Keselowski
2011 winner: Austin Dillon
The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage this weekend at Chicagoland. All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Events without a channel listed will not be televised.
Friday, July 20:
3 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
5:30 p.m. NCWTS Practice
9:10 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice
Saturday, July 21:
12:30 p.m. NNS Practice, ESPN2
2 p.m. NNS Final Practice, ESPN2
4 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED (tape-delayed by 25 minutes)
7:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
8 p.m. NCWTS: American Ethanol 225, SPEED
11 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NCWTS: American Ethanol 225, SPEED
Sunday, July 22:
4 a.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series, SPEED
11:30 a.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2
2 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
3 p.m. NNS: STP 300, ESPN (reruns at 2 a.m. on ESPN2)