Friday, August 31, 2012

TV Schedule: Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Jeff Gordon won his 85th Sprint Cup victory in last year's Atlanta race. Can the four-time champion win
back-to-back at Atlanta and secure a Chase wild card? Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR
It's Labor Day weekend, and in NASCAR that means Hotlanta time: NASCAR makes its annual stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is the second year in a row that the 1.54-mile track hosts only one NASCAR race weekend.

All three series get on track at Atlanta, known for being one of the fastest tracks on the circuit and hosting some of the most exciting finishes in the sport's history.

Track facts
Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga.
Length: 1.54-mile quad-oval
Type: Intermediate
Banking: 24 degrees in the turns, 5 degrees on the straightaways

SPRINT CUP
2011 winner: Jeff Gordon

NATIONWIDE
2011 winner: Carl Edwards

TRUCK SERIES
2011 winner: Ron Hornaday

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

Friday, Aug, 31:
10 a.m. NCWTS Practice
1 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice (tape-delayed from 11:30 a.m.), SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
4 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
6 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
8 p.m. NCWTS: Atlanta 200, SPEED

Saturday, Sept. 1:
1 a.m. NSCS Qualifying (re-air), SPEED
2:30 a.m. NCWTS: Atlanta 200 (re-air), SPEED
11:30 a.m. NNS Final Practice (tape-delayed from 9 a.m.), SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NNS Qualifying, SPEED
5 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
5:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN2
7 p.m. NNS: NRA American Warrior 300, ESPN2
10 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
10:30 p.m. NSCS Practice (re-air), SPEED
11:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice (re-air), SPEED

Sunday, Sept. 2:
4 a.m. NNS: NRA American Warrior 300 (re-run), ESPN2
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
4 p.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
4:30 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NSCS Countdown, ESPN
7:30 p.m. NSCS: Advocare 500, ESPN. Re-airs at 12:30 a.m. on ESPN2.

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