TV Schedule: July 5-8

Matt Kenseth wins the Daytona 500 in February. Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR
NASCAR returns to Daytona International Speedway, one of the most celebrated tracks in the sport. The Florida locale is the perfect setting for a summer night race. Fans can expect some fireworks on the track following the 4th of July holiday.

As one of two restrictor-plate tracks on the circuit, Daytona promises wildly unpredictable racing - that's not including potential jet dryer fires! With the return of the traditional packs, all bets are off.

The Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series converge on Daytona. The Camping World Truck Series is off this week and will return July 14 at Iowa.

Track facts
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Fla.
Length: 2.5-mile tri-oval
Type: Intermediate
Banking: 31 degrees in the turns, 3 degrees on the straightaways, 18 degrees in the tri-oval

2012 Daytona 500 winner: Matt Kenseth
Fall 2011 winner: David Ragan

Spring 2012 winner: James Buescher
Fall 2011 winner: Joey Logano

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

Thursday, July 5:
2:30 p.m. NNS Practice, SPEED
4 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
5:30 p.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
8 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guests: Cole Whitt and AJ Allmendinger.   

Friday, July 6:
7 a.m. Trackside (r-air), SPEED
2 p.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
4 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
6:30 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
7 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
7:30 p.m. NNS: Subway JalapeƱo 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, ESPN
10 p.m. NSCS Qualifying (re-air), SPEED

Saturday, July 7:
2 a.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series at Langley, SPEED
2:30 a.m. NNS: Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola (re-air), ESPN2
11 a.m. Trackside, SPEED
3 p.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-HOUR Energy, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
4 p.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
4:30 p.m.NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NSCS Countdown to Green, TNT (simulcast on TruTV)
7:30 p.m. NSCS: Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola, TNT (simulcast on TruTV)
11 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED

Sunday, July 8:
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), SPEED
TV Schedule: July 5-8 TV Schedule: July 5-8 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Thursday, July 05, 2012 Rating: 5