The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes it's first of two visits to the first State this weekend, as the drivers and teams tackle the Dover International Speedway in Deleware.
The Monster Mile, as it is aptly known, plays host to the 11th race of what has already been an entertaining and memorable Sprint Cup season. Great racing, great stories, and great controverseys have been abound in the early months of the 2011 schedule. From Trevor Bayne's Cindarella victory in the Daytona 500 to Regan Smith's win at Darlington last week, there have been plenty of heartwarming moments. At the same time, there have been plenty of instances that have called for the old saying, "I went to a fight and a stock car race broke out!"
Dover promises to be another exciting race, and one where controversey and carnage could again rear its head. With it's steeply banked concrete surface, the one-mile oval has often been referred to as "Bristol on steroids." Its notorious backstretch, nicknamed "The Concrete Canyon," has played impromptu host to many a junkyard.
Jimmie Johnson has owned Dover in recent years, something SB Nation Atlanta will delve into deeper as the race draws nearer. First, though, to get you set for a packed weekend of racing action, here are the television schedule and entry list for the FedEx 400.
FedEx 400 Entry List: 44 cars are attempting to qualify for this weekend's race.
TV Schedule - All Times Eastern
Friday, May 13
11 a.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice SPEED
2:30 p.m - NASCAR Sprint Cup Final Practice SPEED
8:30 p.m. - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 (Tape-Delay) SPEED
Saturday, May 14
12 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Qualifying SPEED
2 p.m. - NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-Hour Energy 200 ESPN
Sunday, May 15
12:30 p.m - NASCAR on FOX Pre-Race Show FOX
1 p.m - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks FOX
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