NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL this weekend. Both the Camping World Truck Series and the Sprint Cup Series will race at the 2.66 mile quad oval. The Truck Series will run the Fred’s 250 on Saturday — while the Sprint Cup teams hit the track on Sunday for the Camping World RV Sales 500.
The Nationwide Series is off this weekend, they return at Texas in two weeks.
This is the sixth race of the Sprint Cup Series Chase, where twelve drivers battle to become this years champion. Matt Kenseth is still the points leader after winning the first two races of the Chase, with Jimmie Johnson now within 4 points of the lead.
Below you will find the race weekend schedule for Talladega Superspeedway, including the race start time, practice and qualifying times, tv and listening info, and weather at the track if you are headed out to see the races this weekend.
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Times are listed local to track CST (EST when needed)
Friday, October 18
9:30 – 11:30 am Truck Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports1
1:30 – 2:15 pm Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
3:00 – 4:00 pm Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports1
4:10 pm (5:10/ET) Truck Series Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) Jeb Burton on pole, full qualifying results
Saturday, October 19
11:00 am (12:00 pm/ET) Sprint Cup Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) Qualifying Cancelled, Almirola on pole
3:00 pm (4:00 pm/ET ) Truck Series Race – Fred’s 250 (94 laps, 250.04 miles) WINNER: Johnny Sauter, full results
Sunday, October 20
1:00 pm (2:00 pm/ET) Sprint Cup Series Race – Camping World RV Sales 500 (188 laps, 500.08 miles) WINNER: Jamie McMurray, full results
Sprint Cup Info
Command to start engines: Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TJ Smith, Senior Vice President of Camping World RV Sales
National Anthem: Taylor Hicks
Flyover: two T-28 Trojans, one C45-H Expiditor, Hixson Museum of Flight
Truck Series: Parker Kligerman in Fall 2012
Sprint Cup: David Ragan won the Spring race at Talladega | Matt Kenseth was the Fall 2012 winner.
Temperatures will be in the mid 70’s each day this weekend in Talladega, AL, with the only chance of rain being on Saturday. (20% chance). Sunday will be sunny.