Friday, August 3, 2012

TV Schedule: Aug. 3-5

Joey Logano blew past Mark Martin to win at Pocono in June, his second
Sprint Cup victory. Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
The Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway with the Camping World Truck Series in tow, while the Nationwide Series makes its second stop of the season at Iowa Speedway.

When the Cup drivers last descended on Pocono, Joey Logano quickly mastered the 2.5-mile track's new surface. Can he make it a sweep?

The Camping World Truck Series returns for its third annual race at Pocono. Kevin Harvick Inc. dominated the first two races, with Elliott Sadler winning the inaugural event in 2010 and Kevin Harvick winning last year. With the organization out of the picture, who'll conquer the Tricky Triangle?

The Nationwide Series returns to fan favorite Iowa Speedway. Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won the last three races here; can he make it four in a row?

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

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

Recent winners:
Spring 2012: Joey Logano
Fall 2011: Brad Keselowski

Recent winners:
Spring 2012: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Fall 2011: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

2011 winner:
Kevin Harvick

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

Friday, Aug. 3:
9 a.m. NCWTS Practice at Pocono
12 noon NSCS Practice at Pocono, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series at Columbus, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice at Pocono, SPEED
5 p.m. Trackside, SPEED.
5:15 p.m. ARCA Qualifying at Pocono
5:30 p.m. NNS Practice at Iowa
7 p.m. NNS Final Practice at Iowa
8 p.m. NSCS Practice at Pocono (re-air), SPEED
9:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice at Pocono (re-air), SPEED
11 p.m. Trackside (re-air), SPEED

Saturday, Aug. 4:
1 a.m. NSCS Practice at Pocono (re-air), SPEED
2:30 a.m. NSCS Final Practice at Pocono (re-air), SPEED
4 a.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series at Columbus, SPEED
9:35 a.m. NCWTS Qualifying at Pocono
10:30 a.m. NSCS Qualifying at Pocono, ESPN2
12:30 a.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
1 p.m. NCWTS: Pocono Mountains 125, SPEED. Green flag: 1:21 p.m.
3 p.m. ARCA Racing Series at Pocono, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2
6:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN2
8 p.m. NNS: US Cellular® 250 presented by the Enlist™ Weed Control System, ESPN2. Green flag: 8:15 p.m.
11 p.m. NCWTS: Pocono Mountains 125 (re-air), SPEED

Sunday, Aug. 5:
1 a.m. ARCA Racing Series at Pocono (re-air), SPEED
3 a.m. NNS: US Cellular® 250 presented by the Enlist™ Weed Control System (re-air), ESPN2.
9 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
9:30 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
10 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12 noon NSCS Countdown, ESPN
1 p.m. NSCS: Pennsylvania 400, ESPN. Green flag: 1:19 p.m. Reruns at midnight on ESPN2.
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane Special Edition, SPEED
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
9 p.m. Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain, SPEED


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