Friday, October 5, 2012

TV Schedule: Oct. 5-7

Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega in May.
Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images
It's the fourth race of the Chase, and the wildest of them all: Talladega. NASCAR's biggest track is also the wildcard in the Chase. The restrictor-plate track and its unpredictable racing will buoy some drivers' campaigns for the championship while possibly ending others. Which drivers' chances at the title will survive Dega?

The Camping World Truck Series also converges on Talladega. With one point separating series leader Ty Dillon and James Buescher in the standings, who'll come out of Dega with the points lead?

The Nationwide Series is off until next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Track facts
Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala.
Length: 2.66-mile tri-oval
Type: Superspeedway
Banking: 33 degrees in the turns, 16.5 degrees on the frontstretch, 2 degrees on the backstretch

Fall 2011 winners: Clint Bowyer
Spring 2012: Brad Keselowski

2011 winner: Mike Wallace

The following is a schedule of track events and TV coverage this weekend at Talladega. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Friday, Oct. 5:
2:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED   
4 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED   
5 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
7 p.m. Trackside, SPEED. Guests: Todd Bodine and Clint Bowyer.   
8:30 p.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED   
9 p.m. NSCS Final Practice (re-air), SPEED   
11 p.m. Trackside (re-air), SPEED   

Saturday, Oct. 6:
4 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
11 a.m. Trackside, SPEED   
12 noon NSCS Qualifying, SPEED   
3 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED   
3:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED   
4 p.m. NCWTS: Coca-Cola 250 Powered by fred's, SPEED. Green flag: 4:22 p.m. Reruns at 2:30 a.m. Monday on SPEED.
7 p.m. NSCS Qualifying (re-air), SPEED

Sunday, Oct. 7:
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: Good Sam Club 500, ESPN. Green flag: 2:20 p.m. Reruns at midnight on ESPN2 and 4 a.m. Monday on ESPN Deportes.
6 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane Special Edition, SPEED
8 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
11 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2


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