2011 NASCAR racing TV schedules

By Ryan Berenz

TV schedules and start times have been announced for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. FOX again opens coverage of the Sprint Cup Series, with the first 13 points races of the season, including the Daytona 500 on Feb. 20. TNT has coverage of six races beginning in June. ESPN and ABC share 17 races, with 14 of those on ESPN. All but one of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races airs on ESPN. All three races on ABC are on Saturday nights. SPEED Channel again has coverage of the non-points Gatorade Duels on Feb. 17 and the Sprint All-Star Race on May 21.

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ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC handle the bulk of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, with 16 races (including the final nine of the season) on ESPN2, 13 races on ESPN and four races on ABC. SPEED Channel airs one Nationwide Series race on April 29.

SPEED Channel again has full coverage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Full schedules for the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series after the jump:

2011 NASCAR TV Schedules

All times Eastern. Schedule and race names subject to change. Times reflect race start times and do not include TV network pre-race shows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Feb. 12 — Budweiser Shootout*, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (FOX) 8:10pm
Feb. 17 — Gatorade Duels*, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (SPEED Channel) 2pm
Feb. 20 — Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (FOX) 1pm
Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. (FOX) 3pm
March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX) 3pm
March 20 — Food City 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (FOX) 1pm
March 27 — Auto Club 400, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif. (FOX) 3pm
April 3 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va. (FOX) 1pm
April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (FOX) 7:30pm
April 17 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. (FOX) 1pm
April 30 — Crown Royal 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. (FOX) 7:30pm
May 7 — SHOWTIME Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. (FOX) 7:30pm
May 15 — Dover 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. (FOX) 1pm
May 21 — NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race*, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (SPEED Channel) 7:30pm
May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (FOX) 6pm
June 5 — Kansas Speedway 400, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (FOX) 1pm
June 12 — Pocono 500, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. (TNT) 1pm
June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. (TNT) 1pm
June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. (TNT) 3pm
July 2 — Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (TNT) 7:30pm
July 9 — Kentucky 400, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. (TNT) 7:30pm
July 17 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. (TNT) 1pm
July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind. (ESPN) 1pm
Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. (ESPN) 1pm
Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (ESPN) 1pm
Aug. 21 — Michigan 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. (ESPN) 1pm
Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (ABC) 7:30pm
Sept. 4 — Labor Day Classic 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. (ESPN) 7:30pm
Sept. 10 — One Last Race to Make the Chase 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. (ABC) 7:30pm
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Sept. 18 — Chicagoland 400, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (ESPN) 2pm
Sept. 25 — Sylvania 300, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. (ESPN) 2pm
Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. (ESPN) 2pm
Oct. 9 — Kansas 400, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (ESPN) 2pm
Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (ABC) 7:30pm
Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. (ESPN) 2pm
Oct. 30 — Tums Fast Relief 500, Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va. (ESPN) 2pm
Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (ESPN) 3pm
Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. (ESPN) 3pm
Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla. (ESPN) 3pm

*Non-points races.

NASCAR Nationwide Series
Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (ESPN2) 1:15pm
Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. (ESPN2) 5:30pm
March 5 — Sam’s Town 300, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (ABC) 3pm
March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (ESPN) 2pm
March 26 — NASCAR Nationwide Series 300, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif. (ESPN) 5:30pm
April 8 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (ESPN2) 8:30pm
April 16 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. (ESPN2) 3pm
April 23 — Nashville 300, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (ESPN) 3pm
April 29 — BUBBA Burger 250, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. (SPEED Channel) 7:30pm
May 6 — Royal Purple 200, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. (ESPN2) 7:30pm
May 14 — Dover 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. (ESPN) 2pm
May 22 — Iowa 250, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (ABC) 2pm
May 28 — Charlotte 300, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (ABC) 2:30pm
June 4 — NASCAR Nationwide Series 300, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (ESPN) 8pm
June 18 — Michigan 250, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. (ABC) 3:30pm
June 25 — Bucyrus 200 Presented by Menards, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis. (ESPN) 5:30pm
July 1 — Subway Jalapeño 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (ESPN) 7:30pm
July 8 — Kentucky 300, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. (ESPN) 7:30pm
July 16 — New England 175, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. (ESPN) 3:30pm
July 23 — Federated Auto Parts 300, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (ESPN) 7:30pm
July 30 — Kroger 200 Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, Lucas Oil Raceway, Clermont, Ind. (ESPN2) 7:30pm
Aug. 6 — U.S. Cellular 250, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (ESPN2) 7:30pm
Aug. 13 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (ESPN) 2pm
Aug. 20 — NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada (ESPN) 2:30pm
Aug. 26 — Food City 250, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (ESPN) 7:30pm
Sept. 3 — Atlanta 300, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. (ESPN2) 7:30pm
Sept. 9 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. (ESPN2) 7:30pm
Sept. 17 — Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (ESPN2) 3:30pm
Oct. 1 — Dover 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. (ESPN2) 3:30pm
Oct. 8 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (ESPN2) 3:30pm
Oct. 14 — Dollar General 300, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (ESPN2) 7:30pm
Nov. 5 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (ESPN2) 12:55pm
Nov. 12 — WYPALL 200, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. (ESPN2) 3:30pm
Nov. 19 — Ford 300, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla. (ESPN2) 4:30pm

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Feb. 18 — NextEra Energy Resources 250, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (SPEED Channel) 7:30pm
Feb. 25 — Lucas Oil 150, Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
March 12 — Too Tough To Tame 200, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. (SPEED Channel) 5pm
April 2 — Kroger 250, Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va. (SPEED Channel) 2pm
April 22 — Nashville 200, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
May 13 — Lucas Oil 200, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. (SPEED Channel) 4:45pm
May 20 — North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
June 4 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (SPEED Channel) 2pm
June 10 — WinStar World Casino 400K, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (SPEED Channel) 9pm
July 7 — Kentucky 225, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
July 16 — Iowa 200, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (SPEED Channel) 8pm
July 22 — Lucas Deep Clean 200, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
July 29 — AAA Insurance 200, Lucas Oil Raceway, Clermont, Ind. (SPEED Channel) 7:30pm
Aug. 6 — Pocono Mountains 125, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. (SPEED Channel) 1pm
Aug. 20 — VFW 200, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. (SPEED Channel) 12:30pm
Aug. 24 — O’Reilly 200, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
Sept. 2 — Atlanta 200, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
Sept. 16 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 225, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
Sept. 24 — F.W. Webb 175, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. (SPEED Channel) 3pm
Oct. 1 — Kentucky 225, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. (SPEED Channel) 8pm
Oct. 15 — Smith’s 350, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (SPEED Channel) TBA
Oct. 22 — Talladega 250, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. (SPEED Channel) 4pm
Oct. 29 — Kroger 200, Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va. (SPEED Channel) 2pm
Nov. 4 — WinStar World Casino 350K, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (SPEED Channel) 8pm
Nov. 18 — Ford 200, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla. (SPEED Channel) 8pm

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About Ryan Berenz

Star Wars nerd. Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL). Father of two. Husband of one. I write about sports on TV because I am bad at sports in real life.
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  2. Joanne Ricks says:

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