NASCAR’s most chaotic race of the year is about to get crazier.
Forty automobiles will line up for the YellaWood five hundred race on Monday at 1 p.m. ET after the preliminary start out time was postponed due to rain. The NASCAR Cup Sequence is hosting the 2nd Spherical of 12 race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama.
Denny Hamlin is the defending Talladega champion, thieving victory in 2020 by .023 seconds. Coming off a gain at Las Vegas Motor Speedway final week, Hamlin now secured his position into the future spherical. Hamlin and Kyle Busch are predicted to guide into the green flag, followed by Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney.
Crew Penske has received five of the final 7 playoff races at Talladega, and Ford has nine motorists with prior wins. Eighth-area driver Brad Keselowski prospects the manufacturer with 6 wins, together with the spring 2021 function. Seventh-area driver Joey Logano has three wins for Ford Blaney has two and Kevin Harvick, one.
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three:20: Bowman is pushed by Rickey Stenhouse Jr. and turns into the wall, forcing a crash with Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Tyler Reddick, and Ross Chastain.
three:15: Hamlin receives behind Bowman to drive him and increase the guide. Kyle Larson is attempting to catch up as the primary motorists pass the halfway mark.
three:10: Bowman gives Harvick the drive on lap 90 to give him a guide. Bell will take the inside and is waiting around for his prospect to make a go. Bell jobs the guide on the inside, but he is nearly head-to-head with Harvick.
three:07: Bell prospects the line closest to the wall followed by Harvick, Hamlin and Alex Bowman. Custer pushed on the inside line on the 2nd flip, but could not make the go to the entrance.
three:04: Justin Haley prospects subsequent the purple flag, followed by Logano on the inside. Christopher Bell will take the guide on the initially flip from the middle line.
three:00: Drivers are led into pit road and resume with the green flag on lap 78. Crimson flag time was eighteen minutes.
two:fifty: Drivers are told to get again into their automobiles and to restart their engines. They are making ready with a number of pace laps in advance of having again to finishing the 2nd phase. If extra rain proceeds, the race can be slice brief at ninety four laps or following the 2nd phase.
two:24: Rain starts coming down on lap 74. The automobiles are brought down to pit road to permit the jet driers to appear onto the track.
two:22: Coming into his pit box, Hamlin is compelled to slam on the breaks to prevent a collision with Ryan Blaney. Rain starts coming down on lap 74, turns 1 and two are confirmed moist.
two:15: Larson is told he is on destroyed automobile plan once more, and he will need to have to satisfy minimal pace to keep on.
two:10: As soon as Kyle Larson satisfies minimal pace, he heads into the wall to blow out his entrance ideal tire. He will head again to pit road for extra operate.
two:08: Logano prospects from the inside to start out the 2nd phase. Keselowski, Blaney and Tyler Reddick trail from the outside in the middle line.
two:05: Chris Buescher wins the initially phase underneath caution.
1:57: Larson and Chase Briscoe head pit road following the crash to modify tires and take care of some metal damages. Larson loses a lap, but helps make it off of pit road. He is attempting to operate up to minimal pace with problems to the entrance.
1:fifty five: Justin Allgier spins into the wall and crashes into Kyle Larson’s door. The problems could be significant, but both automobiles will possible even now make it to pit road to asses.
1:fifty three: Chase Elliott prospects the force from outside line. Denny Hamlin drops to the rear of the pack as the pushing intensifies in entrance.
1:fifty: Crew Ford will take a robust guide with Keselowski, Buescher, Logano and Harvick in entrance solitary file.
1:45: Keselowski and Buescher guide the pack to lap the final pair of automobiles with 13 laps remaining in the initially phase.
1:38: Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher acquire the guide for Crew Ford as they are compelled into the middle. Joey Logano trails the duo as they are pushed to the outside.
1:34: Denny Hamlin climbs up to seventh on the inside line. Kevin Harvick stays at the entrance followed by Ryan Blaney at lap 36.
1:28: Harvick is initially off pit road. Chase Elliott swerves to prevent a collision with Cody Ware.
1:26: Chase Elliott slid a complete size forward of his box on pit road.
1:twenty five: Custer is initially on pit road followed by Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski.
1:22: The inside line settles down with Custer at the guide, competition caution flag is waved at lap 26.
1:20: Cole Custer will take the guide from Harvick forward of the competition caution. The line in the 3rd lane is ultimately commencing to drop to the rear.
1:15: Matt DiBenedetto briefly took the guide, but Kyle Larson receives in entrance following the initially sixteen laps of phase one.
1:12: Kevin Harvick will take the guide in lap 6 as Joey Logano pushes him on the ideal. The cars are all tightly packed in three lanes.
1:10: It isn’t going to acquire long for Kyle Busch to acquire the guide forward of Chase Elliott. Denny Hamlin drops to the again.
1:05: The 2nd Spherical of 12 race is underway.
12:fifty three: Drivers report to their automobiles and start out their engines.
12:thirty: Autos are being pushed onto the grid forward of the 1:05 p.m. green flag.
NASCAR start out time these days
- Time (ET): 1 p.m.
- Tv set channel: NBCSN
- Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App, fuboTV
The green flag for Monday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence playoff race at Talladega is scheduled to drop at 1 p.m. ET following the race was postponed from Sunday due to rain.
How to watch NASCAR at Talladega
- Tv set channel: NBCSN (TSN3 in Canada)
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | NBC Sports App | fuboTV (7-day cost-free demo)
- Radio: MRN
NBCSN programming will begin at noon ET with the network’s “Countdown to Eco-friendly” prerace exhibit, hosted by Marty Snider with analysts Brad Daugherty and Kyle Petty. Race protection will begin at 1 p.m. ET on Monday.
Rick Allen will take care of perform-by-perform duties for the race when Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will give examination. Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns and Parker Kligerman are the pit reporters this weekend. Rutledge Wooden will be a “specialty reporter,” in the text of NBC.
NASCAR Cup playoff standings
Kyle Larson prospects the playoff standings as the 2nd Spherical of 12 race starts. On the other end are the motorists down below the slice line: William Byron, Kevin Harvick, Alex Bowman and Christopher Bell. Byron trails eighth-area driver Brad Keselowski by only 4 factors.
A playoff driver who wins a race in the Spherical of 12 routinely developments to the future spherical.
|4||Martin Truex Jr.||3070|
NASCAR commencing lineup at Talladega Speedway
Below is the comprehensive NASCAR commencing lineup for Monday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, the YellaWood five hundred.
|Start out pos.||Driver||Automobile No.||Crew|
|1||P-Denny Hamlin||eleven||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|two||P-Kyle Busch||eighteen||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|three||P-Chase Elliott||nine||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||P-Ryan Blaney||12||Penske Ford|
|5||P-Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|six||P-Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||P-Brad Keselowski||two||Penske Ford|
|8||P-Joey Logano||22||Penske Ford|
|nine||P-Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|10||P-William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|eleven||P-Alex Bowman||forty eight||Hendrick Motorsports|
|12||P-Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|15||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|sixteen||Austin Dillon||three||Richard Childress Racing|
|seventeen||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|eighteen||Daniel Suárez||ninety nine||Trackhouse Racing|
|19||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|20||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||Rickey Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|22||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|23||Ross Chastain||forty two||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|24||Chris Buescher||seventeen||Roush Fenway Racing|
|twenty five||Ryan Newman||six||Roush Fenway Racing|
|26||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|27||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|28||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|29||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|thirty||Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|31||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|32||BJ McLeod||78||Live Speedy Motorsports|
|33||Justin Allgaier||77||Spire Motorsports|
|34||Josh Bilicki||fifty two||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Joey Gase||fifty three||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Garrett Smithley||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Justin Haley||sixteen||Kaulig Racing|
|39||David Starr||66||Motorsports Company Management|
|forty||Landon Cassill||ninety six||Gaunt Brothers Racing|