The HD Racer – April 16-18

longbeach As long as you are into racing on four wheels there is definitely something on television for you this weekend! All of the heavy-hitters are in action. Formula 1 is in China. Speed has live coverage of practice, qualifying, and the race, with a re-air of the race at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday if you forget to record it at 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series are at Texas Motor Speedway while the IndyCar Series is the headline at Long Beach.

Fortunately that’s not all though as the American Le Mans Series will also be at Long Beach on Saturday. Rounding out an already packed day on Saturday, Speed is showing taped coverage of last week’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge from Birmingham which was run last weekend. On Sunday, along with the Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 and the previously mentioned Formula 1 Grand Prix of China, Versus is airing the Speed World Challenge race from the Streets of St. Petersburg. If you’re up really early for the F1 race, you can also catch the Patron GT3 Challenge from Sebring.

Friday, APRIL 16

2:00 a.m. speed Formula 1* Practice – Grand Prix of China
1:00 p.m. speed NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice from Texas Motor Speedway
4:30 p.m. speed NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying from Texas Motor Speedway

Saturday, APRIL 17

2:00 a.m. speed Formula 1* Qualifying – Grand Prix of China
1:30 p.m. speed NASCAR Sprint Cup Final Practice from Texas Motor Speedway
3:00 p.m. speed Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge from Birmingham
3:30 p.m. speed NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly 300 from Texas Motor Speedway
6:00 p.m. vs_logo IndyCar Qualifying – Grand Prix of Long Beach
8:00 p.m. speed American Le Mans Series from the Streets of Long Beach

Sunday, APRIL 18

12:00 a.m. speed Patron GT3 Challenge: Sebring
2:30 a.m. speed Formula 1* Grand Prix of China – Re-air at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. vs_logo Speed World Challenge: Streets of St. Petersburg
2:00 p.m. hd_logo_fox NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 from Texas Motor Speedway

*Unfortunately Formula 1 is not broadcast in HD.


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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.