NASCAR has announced the television schedule for its developmental series for 2010.
The expanded calendar includes 21 events on SPEED for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and seven races for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. This comprehensive package includes airing of every race on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules. Three of the Whelen Modified Tours will air as same-day televised events.
SPEED, anchored by its popular and wide-ranging coverage of NASCAR, is the nation’s first and only cable television network dedicated to automotive and motorcycle racing, performance and lifestyle. The NASCAR Developmental Series programming will air Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET.
“Our NASCAR Developmental Series all have a strong and passionate fan base, and we saw the results in the viewership of last year’s events and in January for our postseason showcase, the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “Our fans spoke, and we listened. We are thrilled to be able to work with our television partners to provide extensive coverage of the talented drivers and tracks that help form the foundation of this sport.”
SPEED, in conjunction with NASCAR Media Group, will air each tape-delayed race as a one-hour show.
SPEED will once again provide same-day coverage of the combination event between the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 18, as well as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 18 and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, Oct. 14.
SPEED’s coverage will begin with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East opener at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway (race date is March 27; air date is April 1) and conclude with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West finale from Phoenix International Raceway (race date is Nov. 11; air date is Nov. 18). The schedule includes seven re-airs of previous events during select Thursday slots throughout the season for a total of 34 events.
In addition, NASCAR will expand its relationship with the sports cable television network Versus to include coverage of the NASCAR Developmental Series. It will air an additional nine events from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
For the fourth season, TSN will again provide season-long coverage of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
The Versus and TSN programming schedules are currently being finalized and details will be announced shortly.
2010 NASCAR DEVELOPMENTAL SERIES SCHEDULE ON SPEED
AIR DATE RACE DATE AIR TIME SERIES EVENT
Thu, Apr 1 Sat, Mar 27 6 p.m. NKNPS East Greenville Pickens Speedway
Thu, Apr 8 Sat, Mar 27 6 p.m. NKNPS West All American Speedway
Thu, Apr 15 Sat, Apr 3 6 p.m. NKNPS East South Boston Speedway
Thu, Apr 22 Thu, Apr 8 6 p.m. NKNPS West Phoenix International Raceway
Thu, Apr 29 Sat, Apr 3 6 p.m. NWSMT South Boston Speedway
Thu, May 6 Re-air - Race TBA 6 p.m.
Thu, May 13 Re-air - Race TBA 6 p.m.
Thu, May 27 Sun, May 23 1 p.m. NKNPS Iowa Speedway
Thu, Jun 3 Re-air - Race TBA 6 p.m.
TBA Sun, Jun 6 TBA NWMT Martinsville Speedway
Thu, Jun 10 Sun, Jun 6 6 p.m. NKNPS East Martinsville Speedway
Thu, Jun 17 Sat, Jun 5 6 p.m. NKNPS West Douglas County Speedway
Thu, Jun 24 Sat, Jun 19 6 p.m. NKNPS West Infineon Raceway
TBA Sat, Jun 26 TBA NWMT New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Thu, Jul 1 Fri, Jun 25 6 p.m. NKNPS East New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Thu, Jul 8 Sat, Jul 3 6 p.m. NKNPS East Lime Rock Park
Thu, Jul 15 Sat, Jul 3 6 p.m. NKNPS West Toyota Speedway at Irwindale
Thu, Jul 22 Sat, Jul 3 6 p.m. NWMT Lime Rock Park
Thu, Jul 29 Sun, Jul 18 6 p.m. NKNPS West Portland International Raceway
Thu, Aug 5 Fri, Jul 30 6 p.m. NKNPS East Lee USA Speedway
Thu, Aug 12 Sat, Aug 7 6 p.m. NKNPS West Montana Raceway Park
Wed, Aug 18* Wed, Aug 18 TBA NWMT-NWSMT Bristol Motor Speedway
Thu, Aug 19 Sat, Aug 14 6 p.m. NKNPS West Colorado National Speedway
Thu, Aug 26 Wed, Aug 18 6 p.m. NWMT-NWSMT Bristol Motor Speedway
Thu, Sep 2 Sat, Aug 28 6 p.m. NKNPS East Gresham Motorsports Park
Thu, Sep 9 Re-air - Race TBA 6 p.m.
Thu, Sep 16 Sun, Sep 12 6 p.m. NKNPS West Miller Motorsports Park
Sat, Sep 18* Sat, Sep 18 TBA* NWMT New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Thu, Sep 23 Fri, Sep 17 6 p.m. NKNPS East New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Thu, Oct 7 Fri, Sep 24 6 p.m. NKNPS East Dover International Speedway
Thu, Oct 14 Sat, Sep 18 6 p.m. NWMT New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Thu, Oct 14* Thu, Oct 14 TBA NWSMT Charlotte Motor Speedway
Thu, Oct 21 Sat, Oct 16 6 p.m. NKNPS West All American Speedway
Thu, Oct 28 Re-air - Race TBA 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov 4 Re-air - Race TBA 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov 11 Re-air - Race TBA 6 p.m.
Thu, Nov 18 Thu, Nov 11 6 p.m. NKNPS West Phoenix International Raceway
* Race will air on SPEED on a same-day tape delay