NASCAR’s second superspeedway race of the period is this weekend (3rd if you count a reconfigured Atlanta monitor) at Talladega’s high banking institutions. The GEICO 500 is 3 p.m. Sunday on Fox, MRN and SiriusXM.
Christopher Bell gained the pole posture with a most effective time of 52.927 seconds and finest pace of 180.928 mph all through Saturday’s final qualifying spherical. He’ll line up in the entrance row for Sunday’s race, along with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. He finished .081 seconds guiding Bell throughout qualifying.
Kaulig Racing driver Daniel Hemric will line up future in the 2nd row with Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez.
Ryan Blaney has the finest odds, in accordance to BetMGM, detailed at +1,000, followed by Joey Logano (+1,100) then Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace (tied at +1,200). Chase Elliott, Austin Cindric and Brad Keselowski are mentioned at +1,400.
Wallace is the defending Talladega winner, ending out front throughout previous year’s drop race. He completed next at the Daytona 500 previously this year.
Elliott qualified prospects the Cup Collection in factors, sitting a few factors ahead of Blaney, who finished fourth driving Cindric, Wallace and Chase Briscoe at Daytona in February. Elliott and Blaney are looking for their initially get of the period, as are Wallace and Keselowski.
Keselowski gained past year’s GEICO 500 and is looking for his first acquire as a driver-proprietor for his Roush Fenway Keselowski workforce. A victory this weekend for Keselowski would assistance offset a serious penalty his No. 6 Ford crew incurred earlier this period and safe him a playoff place. He would still be deducted 10 playoff details as section of the penalty, if he would make the postseason.
Sunday’s race is 188 laps (500 miles) with levels ending on Laps 60, 120 and 188.
NASCAR at Talladega starting order
How to observe NASCAR Cup at Talladega
- Race: GEICO 500
- Distance: 500 miles (188 laps) with stages ending on Laps 60, 120 and 188
- In which: Talladega Superspeedway
- When: Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. ET
- Television set: FOX at 2:30 p.m.
- Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
- Purse: $7,420,008
- 2021 Race Winner: Brad Keselowski
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