NASCAR’s second superspeedway race of the period is this weekend (3rd if you rely a reconfigured Atlanta keep track of) at Talladega’s significant banking companies. The GEICO 500 is 3 p.m. Sunday on Fox, MRN and SiriusXM.
Christopher Bell gained the pole placement with a very best time of 52.927 seconds and ideal speed of 180.928 mph during Saturday’s closing qualifying spherical. He’ll line up in the front row for Sunday’s race, together with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. He completed .081 seconds behind Bell through qualifying.
Kaulig Racing driver Daniel Hemric will line up upcoming in the second row with Trackhouse Racing driver Daniel Suárez.
Ryan Blaney has the finest odds, according 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 detailed at +1,400.
Wallace is the defending Talladega winner, ending out entrance during final year’s drop race. He concluded next at the Daytona 500 before this yr.
Elliott potential customers the Cup Series in factors, sitting 3 points forward of Blaney, who completed fourth powering Cindric, Wallace and Chase Briscoe at Daytona in February. Elliott and Blaney are in search of their first acquire of the time, as are Wallace and Keselowski.
Keselowski gained previous year’s GEICO 500 and is trying to find his 1st acquire as a driver-operator for his Roush Fenway Keselowski group. A victory this weekend for Keselowski would aid offset a critical penalty his No. 6 Ford workforce incurred before this period and protected him a playoff place. He would still be deducted 10 playoff points as portion of the penalty, if he makes the postseason.
Sunday’s race is 188 laps (500 miles) with stages ending on Laps 60, 120 and 188.
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How to observe NASCAR Cup at Talladega
- Race: GEICO 500
- Length: 500 miles (188 laps) with levels ending on Laps 60, 120 and 188
- Where by: 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