TV Schedule: April 12-14

Texas Motor Speedway. Credit: Skirts and Scuffs
They say everything's bigger and better in Texas, but it's awfully good to have The Rock back on the NASCAR schedule, too.

The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series go racing under the lights for the first time this season as the two series converge on Texas Motor Speedway. Who'll be wearing the cowboy hat and shooting off pistols after the green flag waves?

The Camping World Truck Series takes over Rockingham Speedway for its second annual race since the track was added back on the NASCAR schedule last year.

The following is a handy guide to track events and TV coverage at Texas and Rockingham. All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Events without a channel listed will not be televised.

Camping World Truck Series races at last year's
inaugural event at Rockingham Speedway.
Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR
Friday, April 12:
11 a.m NNS Final Practice at Texas
12 noon NASCAR Live, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Practice at Texas, SPEED   
2 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
3 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED
5 p.m. NNS Qualifying, ESPN2   
6:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED
8 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN2
8:30 p.m. NNS at Texas: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, ESPN2. Green flag: 8:47 p.m.
11 p.m. Trackside, SPEED (re-air)

Saturday, April 13:
12 a.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED (re-air)
4 a.m. NNS at Texas: O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, ESPN2 (re-air)
12 noon NCWTS Practice at Rockingham
2 p.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-Hour Energy, ESPN2
3 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice at Rockingham
4:30 p.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
5 p.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
7 p.m. NSCS at Texas: NRA 500, FOX. Green flag: 7:46 p.m.
11 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED

Sunday, April 14:
11:05 a.m. NCWTS Qualifying at Rockingham
1:30 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
2 p.m. NCWTS at Rockingham: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock Presented by Cheerwine, SPEED. Green flag: 2:18 p.m.
8:30 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (re-airs at 12:30 a.m.)
TV Schedule: April 12-14 TV Schedule: April 12-14 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, April 12, 2013 Rating: 5