TV Schedule: Oct. 19-21

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.

Track facts
Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
Length: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval
Type: Intermediate
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   
TV Schedule: Oct. 19-21 TV Schedule: Oct. 19-21 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, October 19, 2012 Rating: 5