Friday, April 5, 2013

TV Schedule: April 5-7

Martinsville Speedway. Credit: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images
Welcome to Martinsville Speedway, the oldest and smallest track on NASCAR's circuit. The Sprint Cup Series returns to the 0.526-mile Virginia short track after the first off-weekend of the season. The Camping World Truck Series also gets back on track for its second race of the season (the series has been on a break since its February opener at Daytona).

There's no telling what we'll see at the track fondly known as The Paperclip following the action and incidents at Bristol and Fontana. One thing we can be sure of: Short tracks breed short tempers.

The Nationwide Series has an off-weekend and will return next week at Texas Motor Speedway.

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

Friday, April 5:
9 a.m. NCWTS Practice
10:30 a.m. NCWTS Final Practice, SPEED
12 noon NSCS Practice, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
5 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying
8 p.m. NSCS Qualifying, SPEED (tape-delayed from 3:40 p.m.)
10 p.m. R U Faster than a Redneck? SPEED
10:30 p.m. R U Faster than a Redneck? SPEED

Saturday, April 6:
10:30 a.m. NSCS Practice
1 p.m. NCWTS SetUp, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NCWTS: Kroger 250, SPEED
11:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice, SPEED (tape-delayed from 11:45 a.m.)

Sunday, April 7:
9 a.m. NASCAR Now presented by 5-Hour Energy, ESPN2
10 a.m. SPEED Center NASCAR Edition, SPEED
10:30 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, SPEED
12:30 p.m. NSCS Pre-Race Show, FOX
1 p.m. NSCS: STP Gas Booster 500, FOX
5 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, SPEED (re-airs at 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.)

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