TV Schedule: Nov. 2-4

Credit: Skirts and Scuffs
Three races to go. All 3 of NASCAR's top-tier series head to Texas, where everything is bigger and the stakes are higher as the season winds down. With tight championship battles in all three series, you can expect Texas Motor Speedway to deliver the drama.

After Martinsville, "Five-Time" Jimmie Johnson leads Brad Keselowski by just 2 points in the Sprint Cup Series. An exciting championship battle between these two hungry drivers continues this weekend, with Clint Bowyer in third place eager to spoil the party.

After Ty Dillon blew a tire last week at the paperclip, James Buescher vaulted into the Camping World Truck Series points lead. Can Dillon chip away at Buescher's 21-point lead this weekend?

After a week off, the Nationwide Series returns as Elliott Sadler and defending champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. duke it out for the championship.

Track facts
Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
Length: 1.5-mile quad-oval
Type: Intermediate
Banking: 24 degrees in the turns, 5 degrees on the straightaways

Fall 2011 winner: Tony Stewart
Spring 2012: Greg Biffle

Fall 2011: Trevor Bayne
Spring 2012: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Fall 2011: Kevin Harvick
Spring 2012: Johnny Sauter

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

Friday, Nov. 2:
12:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
2 p.m. NNS Practice, SPEED
3 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
4 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
4:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, ESPN2
6 p.m. NNS Final Practice, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
8 p.m. NCWTS: Winstar World Casino 350, SPEED. Green flag: 8:19 p.m.
11 p.m. NSCS Practice (re-air), SPEED

Saturday, Nov. 3:
1 p.m. Inside Michael Waltrip Racing: A Championship Quest, SPEED
2 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
3 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
4 p.m. NNS Qualifying, SPEED
5:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
7 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
7:30 p.m. NNS: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, ESPN. Green flag: 7:46 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4:
2:30 a.m. NNS: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (re-air), ESPN2
8 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by Rent-A-Center, ESPN2
11 a.m. NASCAR Performance, SPEED
11:30 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
12 noon NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
2 p.m. NSCS Countdown, ESPN
3 p.m. NSCS: AAA Texas 500, ESPN. Green flag: 3:16 p.m. Re-airs at midnight on ESPN2.
7 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED. Reruns at 3 a.m.
10 p.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
TV Schedule: Nov. 2-4 TV Schedule: Nov. 2-4 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, November 02, 2012 Rating: 5