Thursday, February 14, 2013

TV Schedule: Feb. 15-17

The Sprint Unlimited marks the first race for the new Gen-6 racecars.
Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR
New season, new car, new race name, new format.

The 2013 NASCAR season gets under way as Speedweeks kicks off at Daytona International Speedway. Lots of variables punctuate the first non-points race of the year. The Sprint Unlimited, formerly the Budweiser Shootout, marks the first race for the new Gen-6 racecars, with another first: the format will be determined by fan vote.

The following is a handy guide to TV coverage of the first week of Daytona Speedweeks. All times are in Eastern Standard Time:

Friday, Feb. 15:   
4 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
5 p.m. NSCS Practice: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED
6 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED   
8 p.m. NSCS Practice: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED (re-air)
9 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED (re-air)
9:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED (re-air)   
11:30  p.m. NSCS Practice: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED (re-air)

Saturday, Feb. 16:
1 a.m. NSCS Final Practice: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED (re-air)
11 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED (re-air)
1 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
2 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
4 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
4:30 p.m. ARCA Series: Lucas Oil 200, SPEED
6:30 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED
8 p.m. NSCS: Sprint Unlimited, FOX. Green flag: 8:29 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 17:
12 noon NASCAR Live, SPEED
1 a.m. ARCA Series: Lucas Oil 200, SPEED (re-air)
1 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, FOX
5 p.m. NSCS Replay: Sprint Unlimited, SPEED
8 p.m. Daytona 500 Pole Day, SPEED (reruns at midnight Monday)

Check back with Skirts and Scuffs next Wednesday for the Feb. 20-24 Speedweeks TV Schedule.

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