The Talladega Cup starting lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, and the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.
Performance Metrics Qualifying is a formula based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.
NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega
Race time: 2 p.m. ET Sunday
Track: Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile speedway)
Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, a high of 80 degrees and a 17% chance of rain at the start of the race.
Length: 188 laps (500.08 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 60. Stage 2 ends Lap 120.
TV coverage: NBC
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Starting lineup: Talladega Cup starting lineup
Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway (113 laps, 300.58 miles), 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Next Truck race: Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway (94 laps, 250.04 miles), 9 p.m. ET on FS1