|Matt Kenseth wins the Daytona 500 in February. Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR|
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.
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Fla.
Length: 2.5-mile tri-oval
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 Jalapeño 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