TV Schedule: Feb. 20-24

Danica Patrick, pole winner, and Jeff Gordon, outside pole, make up the front row
for Sunday's 55th Daytona 500. Gordon's daughter Ella stands with both drivers.
Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
NASCAR's top 3 series hit the ground running this week at Daytona International Speedway. The Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series open the 2013 season.

After the non-points Sprint Unlimited last week, the Sprint Cup drivers gear up for the series' biggest race of the year, the Daytona 500. With a historic pole winner and a new racecar, all bets are off.

The following is a handy guide to track events and TV coverage at Daytona during the second week of Speedweeks. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Wednesday, Feb. 20:
12 noon NSCS Practice: Budweiser Duel, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
2:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice: Budweiser Duel, SPEED
6 p.m. NASCAR Race Hub, SPEED
7 p.m. NSCS Practice: Budweiser Duel, SPEED (re-air)
9:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice: Budweiser Duel, SPEED (re-air)

Thursday, Feb. 21:
10 a.m. NNS Final Practice, ESPN2
12 noon NCWTS Practice, SPEED
12 noon 1976 Daytona 500, ESPN Classic
1 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay: Budweiser Duel, SPEED
2 p.m. NSCS: Budweiser Duel 1, SPEED. Green flag, 2:19 p.m.
3:30 p.m. NSCS: Budweiser Duel 2, SPEED
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED
6 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NSCS: Budweiser Duels, SPEED (re-air)

Friday, Feb. 22:
7 a.m. NSCS: Budweiser Duels, SPEED (re-air)
10:30 a.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
11 a.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
12 noon NASCAR Live, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying, SPEED
3:30 p.m NNS Qualifying, ESPN2
5:30 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
6 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED (re-air)
7 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NCWTS: NextEra Energy Resources 250, SPEED. Green flag: 7:52 p.m.
10 p.m. R U Faster Than a Redneck? SPEED
11:30 p.m. NSCS Practice, SPEED

Saturday, Feb. 23:
12:30 a.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED (re-air)
1 a.m. NCWTS: NextEra Energy Resources 250, SPEED (re-air)
10 a.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
10:30 a.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
12 noon NNS Countdown, ESPN
1:15 p.m. NNS: DRIVE4COPD 300, ESPN. Green flag: 1:34 p.m.
4 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED (re-air)
5:30 p.m. Trackside, SPEED

Sunday, Feb. 24:
2:30 a.m. NNS: DRIVE4COPD 300, ESPN2 (re-air)
8:30 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
9 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12 noon NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
1 p.m. NSCS: Daytona 500, FOX. Green flag: 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (reruns at 9:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.)
8:30 p.m. Richard Petty: A Racer's Life, SPEED (reruns at 12:30 a.m.)
TV Schedule: Feb. 20-24 TV Schedule: Feb. 20-24 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Rating: 5