For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today,” the answer is that it’s earlier than usual.
But the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is still slated for a mid-afternoon green flag, which is NASCAR’s preferred time window for Cup Series races this season.
Talladega will be the 10th race this year and the ninth scheduled for the daytime. Just six points races and the All-Star Race are scheduled to be run at night the remainder of the season. Talladega does not have lights, so an earlier start time will help to ensure that the race is completed Sunday.
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled to wave shortly after 2 p.m. ET.
It’s unlikely that weather will delay the start. The National Weather Service’s outlook for Talladega, Ala., calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 75 degrees. Those conditions would offer a welcome respite for NASCAR after rain on Friday and Saturday.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
Fox and Fox Sports 1 will televise NASCAR races during the first four months of the Cup Series schedule, through the June 13 All-Star Race at Texas. Fox will air Sunday’s race, the 10th of the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season.
NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to air the remaining NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021, including the playoffs.
As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will call the race along with analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds. Jamie Little and Regan Smith will be the pit reporters.
NASCAR live stream for Talladega race
Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Talladega live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are six OTT (over-the-top) TV streaming options that carry Fox and FS1 — AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, Vidgo and YouTubeTV. Of the six, fuboTV, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free-trial options.
Below are links to each.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule
Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4
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