NASCAR’s 2nd superspeedway race of the period is this weekend (3rd if you rely a reconfigured Atlanta track) at Talladega’s large financial institutions. The GEICO 500 is 3 p.m. Sunday on Fox, MRN and SiriusXM.
Christopher Bell gained the pole place with a ideal time of 52.927 seconds and ideal speed of 180.928 mph for the duration of Saturday’s final qualifying spherical. He’ll line up in the entrance row for Sunday’s race, together with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. He finished .081 seconds driving Bell for the duration of qualifying.
Kaulig Racing driver Daniel Hemric will line up next in the 2nd row with Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez.
Ryan Blaney has the very best odds, according to BetMGM, shown 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 detailed at +1,400.
Wallace is the defending Talladega winner, finishing out front throughout previous year’s drop race. He completed 2nd at the Daytona 500 previously this 12 months.
Elliott leads the Cup Sequence in factors, sitting three points forward of Blaney, who completed fourth powering Cindric, Wallace and Chase Briscoe at Daytona in February. Elliott and Blaney are trying to find their very first win of the season, as are Wallace and Keselowski.
Keselowski received very last year’s GEICO 500 and is trying to get his very first gain as a driver-proprietor for his Roush Fenway Keselowski workforce. A victory this weekend for Keselowski would help offset a critical penalty his No. 6 Ford team incurred earlier this time and protected him a playoff place. He would still be deducted 10 playoff details as element of the penalty, if he can make the postseason.
Sunday’s race is 188 laps (500 miles) with phases ending on Laps 60, 120 and 188.
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How to watch NASCAR Cup at Talladega
- Race: GEICO 500
- Length: 500 miles (188 laps) with stages ending on Laps 60, 120 and 188
- Wherever: 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