Weekend Motorsports Roundup: Jan. 12-13, 2013

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

Big news this weekend if you're a NASCAR fan — all your favorite drivers will be taking part in winter testing at Daytona International Speedway, and it will be on SPEED this weekend. This year is worth watching because they'll be testing the new Gen 6 racecars before they're put into action later this year. We'll be staying on top of what the teams and drivers have to say about them.

Other than that, the Dakar Rally will once again be featured on the NBC Sports Network as long as you're willing to stay up late (or wake up ass-early, depending on your perspective.) There are also a bunch of great touring car races from last year on tap. All in all, it doesn't look to be too bad of a racing weekend. Maybe those winter doldrums are on the way out.

As always, let us know about anything we missed — or any good racing livestreams out there — in the comments.

Photo credit AP

All times Eastern

Saturday, Jan. 12

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Pro4
Firebird International Raceway
Chandler, Arizona
(Race from Oct. 27)
4 a.m. on SPEED

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Pro2 and ProLite
Firebird International Raceway
Chandler, Arizona
(Race from Oct. 28)
12 p.m. on SPEED

NASCAR Sprint Cup Winter Testing
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona, Florida
1 p.m. on SPEED
(Also 7 p.m. on SPEED)

FIA World Touring Car Championship Round 7
Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
Portimão, Portugal
(Race from June 3)
5 p.m. on SPEED

British Touring Car Championship Round 7
Knockhill Racing Circuit
Fife, Scotland
(Race from Aug. 26)
6 p.m. on SPEED

Sunday, Jan. 13

The Dakar Rally
Peru to Chile, South America
2 a.m. on NBC Sports Network

German Touring Cars (DTM) Round 8
Nurburgring
Nurburg, Germany
(Race from Aug. 19)
11 a.m. on SPEED

FIA GT1 World Championship Round 7
Moscow Raceway
Volokolamsk, Russia
(Race from Sept. 1)
6 p.m. on SPEED