TV Schedule: Aug. 16-18

Michigan International Speedway. Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images
A mainstay, a first and a goodbye.

The Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series head to Michigan International Speedway, the home of the Big Three auto manufacturers and a regular on the NASCAR schedule.

The Nationwide Series holds its inaugural event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Course. Excitement abounds with the addition of the road course and so many unknowns.

Broadcast-wise, we say goodbye to an old friend. SPEED, an integral part of many racing fans' lives as the go-to network for motorsports coverage, will sign off and change over to FoxSports1 on Saturday. The new network will continue to carry a lot of NASCAR and motorsports programming.

With quite a weekend ahead of us, the following is a handy guide to track events and TV schedule in Michigan and Mid-Ohio. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Friday, Aug. 16:
12 noon NSCS Practice at Michigan, SPEED
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Live, SPEED
2 p.m. NCWTS Final Practice at Michigan, SPEED
3:30 p.m. NSCS Qualifying at Michigan, SPEED
5:30 p.m. Trackside, SPEED
7:30 p.m. NSCS Practice at Michigan (re-air), SPEED
9 p.m. NSCS Qualifying at Michigan (re-air), SPEED
11 p.m. Trackside (re-air), SPEED

Saturday, Aug. 17:
4 a.m. NSCS Qualifying at Michigan (re-air), SPEED
6 a.m. SPEED officially changes over to FoxSports1.
8 a.m. NASCAR Live, FoxSports1
8:30 a.m. NSCS Practice at Michigan, FoxSports1
9:30 a.m. NNS Qualifying at Mid-Ohio, ESPN2
9:30 a.m. NCWTS Qualifying at Michigan, FoxSports1
11 a.m. NSCS Practice at Michigan, FoxSports1
12 noon NCWTS SetUp, FoxSports1
12:30 p.m. NCWTS at Michigan: Michigan National Guard 200, FoxSports1. Green flag: 12:49 p.m.
2 p.m. NNS Countdown, ESPN
2:30 p.m. NNS at Mid-Ohio: Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, ESPN. Green flag: 2:50 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18:
9 a.m. NASCAR Now, ESPN2
10 a.m. NASCAR RaceDay, FoxSports1
12 noon NSCS Countdown, ESPN
1 p.m. NSCS at Michigan: Pure Michigan 40, ESPN. Green flag: 1:16 p.m. Reruns at 1 a.m. on ESPN2.
7 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lane, FoxSports1
TV Schedule: Aug. 16-18 TV Schedule: Aug. 16-18 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, August 16, 2013 Rating: 5