NASCAR at Talladega: Weekend Schedule, Race Start Times and TV Info

After a week off for Easter, the drivers of NASCAR head to Talladega Superspeedway. The longest oval on the circuit, Talladega has been home to the draft for years and who can forget Bill Elliott setting a record of 212.809 mph back in 1987?

Fans are in luck this weekend as the ARCA Racing Series joins the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for action at Talladega for three days of racing. The ARCA race takes place Friday following on track activity by all three series. On Saturday the Xfinity Series race is followed by MENCS qualifying while the MENCS race takes place in the afternoon on Sunday.

Track Details

Track Length: 2.66 Miles (188 laps = 500 miles)
Race Length: 500 Miles
First Race: Sept. 14, 1969 – Talladega 500
Banking in Corners: 33 degrees
Banking on Frontstretch: 16.5 degrees
Banking on Backstretch: 2 degrees
Frontstretch: 4,300 feet
Backstretch: 4,000 feet
Capacity: 80,000+



Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 26

9:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m. ARCA Menards Series Final Practice:
12:35 p.m.-1:25 p.m. Xfinity Series First Practice:  (MRN)
1:35 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series First Practice:  (MRN)
2:35 p.m.-3:25 p.m. Xfinity Series Final Practice: (MRN)
3:35 p.m. ARCA Menards Series Qualifying:
4:35 p.m.-5:25 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Final Practice: (MRN/FS1)
6:00 p.m. ARCA Menards Series General Tire 200: (FS1)

Saturday, April 27

10:10 a.m. Xfinity Series Qualifying: (FS1)
1:00 p.m. Xfinity Series MoneyLion 300: (MRN/FS1)
4:40 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Qualifying: (MRN/FOX)

Sunday, April 28

2:00 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series GEICO 500: (MRN/FOX) Stage Lengths: Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 55), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 110), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 188)

Previous Winners

MENCS: Joey Logano (Spring 2018), Aric Almirola (Fall 2018)
Xfinity: Spencer Gallagher
ARCA: Zane Smith


Temps will be in the high 70s and low 80s for the duration of NASCAR’s time at Talladega. One concern is the 40% chance of rain on both Friday and Sunday.

John Bman
John Bman
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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