The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Talladega Sunday for its first superspeedway race since the Daytona 500 in February.
Teams will get their first experience with a different superspeedway rules package from what they had at Daytona.
Here are the important details for Sunday’s race.
(All times are Eastern)
START: Astronaut Doug Hurley on board the International Space Station will give the command to start engines via video at 3:13 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to be waved at 3:24 p.m.
PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 8 a.m. (teams are assigned specific times). Engine prime and final adjustments at 1 p.m. Drivers report to their cars at 2:50 p.m. The invocation will be given at 3:05 p.m. The national anthem will be performed by the 313th United States Army Band at 3:06 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 188 laps (500 miles) around the 2.66-mile track.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 60. Stage 2 ends on Lap 120.
TV/RADIO: Fox will televise the race. Its coverage begins at 3 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. Its broadcast begins at 2 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 92 degrees and 43% chance of rain at the race’s start.
LAST RACE AT Talladega: Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a photo finish.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for Cup starting lineup
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