Talladega Superspeedway, the fastest track in NASCAR, will be the site of its latest Cup Series race on Sunday.
While viewers won’t see the unchecked speed of previous races, they can at least expect plenty of 200-mph laps with bumper-to-bumper groupings — and the constant threat of wipeouts.
The biggest story heading into the 2021 Geico 500 is whether 2021 Cup Series leader Denny Hamlin, owner of 434 points and eight top-five finishes — including six straight — can earn his first win of the season. Luckily for him, he has five Superspeedway wins, including his last one at the 2020 Yellawood 500. With as well as he has driven this year, it’s only a matter of time before he sees the checkered flag first.
Behind him in Sunday’s lineup are Joey Logano (third in the standings with 352 points), Martin Truex Jr. (second place with 353 points and the only two-time winner this year) and William Byron (fourth place with 310 points).
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NASCAR at Talladega live updates, highlights from Geico 500
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NASCAR race start time
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled to wave shortly after 2 p.m. ET.
NASCAR lineup at Talladega
Here’s the complete starting lineup for the GEICO 500 without qualifying:
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