NASCAR heads to Kansas as the Sprint Cup Series gets to the halfway point of the Chase. The newly paved 1.5-mile track presents a wildcard in NASCAR's playoffs. Which drivers will master the faster speeds and reconfigured banking?
With only four races left in the season, the championship battle between Elliott Sadler and defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. heats up in the Nationwide Series.
The Camping World Truck Series is off and returns next weekend at Martinsville.
Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
Length: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval
Banking: 18-20 degrees in the turns, 10.4 degrees on the frontstretch, 5 degrees on the backstretch
Fall 2011 winners: Jimmie Johnson
Spring 2012: Denny Hamlin
2011 winner: Brad Keselowski
The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage this weekend at Kansas. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.
Friday, Oct. 19:
12:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
2 p.m. NNS Practice, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. NNS Final Practice, ESPN2
5 p.m. p.m. NSCS Qualifying, ESPN2
7 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
8:30 p.m. ARCA Racing at Kansas, SPEED
11:30 p.m. Trackside (re-air), SPEED
Saturday, Oct. 20:
12:30 a.m. ARCA Racing at Kansas (re-air), SPEED
1:30 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
11 a.m. NSCS Practice, ESPN2
12 noon NNS Qualifying, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
3 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
3:30 p.m. NNS: Kansas Lottery 300, ESPN. Green flag: 3:46 p.m.
6:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
8:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice (re-air), SPEED
Sunday, Oct. 21:
1:30 a.m. NSCS Final Practice (re-air), SPEED
3 a.m. NNS: Kansas Lottery 300 (re-air), ESPN2
4 a.m. NNS: Kansas Lottery 300, ESPN
9 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
10 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
10:30 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
11 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
1 p.m. NSCS Countdown, ESPN
2 p.m. NSCS: Hollywood Casino 400, ESPN. Green flag: 2:16 p.m. Re-airs at 12 midnight on ESPN2 and 4 a.m. on ESPN Deportes.
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane Special Edition, SPEED
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
10:30 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2