As the home of auto racing in Canada, TSN is fired up to deliver flag-to-flag coverage of the 2013 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and 2013 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES including exclusive Canadian coverage of the biggest, richest, and most prestigious race in NASCAR - the DAYTONA 500. In total, TSN and TSN2 will broadcast 250+ hours of live NASCAR action throughout the season.
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES: SPRINT UNLIMITED on CTV Two
Coverage begins this weekend - live and in primetime - with the season opening NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES: SPRINT UNLIMITED on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two (visit CTV.ca for local listings). For the first time in NASCAR history, this year's SPRINT UNLIMITED lets fans decide the starting lineup, pit stops, elimination, and race format, which fans have set at 30 laps, 25 laps, and 20 laps. Last year's race featured Kyle Busch beating Tony Stewart by 0.13 seconds - the closest margin in SPRINT UNLIMITED history. Both are among the field of drivers competing this Saturday, along with five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and his teammates Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Coverage continues on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN2 with the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES: BUDWEISER DUEL, which determines the starting grid for the DAYTONA 500. Known as "The Great American Race," the DAYTONA 500 features 43 of the best stock car drivers in the world vying for the Harley J. Earl Trophy at Daytona International Speedway. TSN's live coverage of DAYTONA 500 begins Sunday, Feb. 24 at 12 noon ET.
Leading up to NASCAR's biggest race, TSN2 features five consecutive hours of racing action on Saturday, Feb. 23:
• 11 a.m. ET - 2013 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES: SEASON PREVIEW
• 11:30 a.m. ET - 2013 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES: SEASON PREVIEW
• 12 noon ET - 2013 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES: DRIVE4COPD 300 PRE-RACE
• 1:15 p.m. ET - 2013 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES: DRIVE4COPD 300
Throughout the NASCAR season, fans can visit TSN.ca for all the latest news, stats, and highlights from the 2013 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and 2013 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES.
NASCAR on TSN is driven by NASCAR Canada, a partnership between TSN and NASCAR that is responsible for the growth and commercialization of NASCAR's Canadian sponsorship, licensing, and integrated media assets.
Along with being the home of the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES, TSN and TSN2 are also home to the NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES, F1, and NHRA DRAG RACING.