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What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, Talladega race channel

For anyone wondering “What time is the NASCAR race today?” The answer is that it is earlier than usual.

But the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is still scheduled for a mid-afternoon green flag, which is NASCAR’s preferred time window for Cup races this season.

Talladega will be the tenth race this year and the ninth scheduled for the day. Only six points races and the All-Star Race are scheduled to run at night for the remainder of the season. Talladega has no lights, so an earlier start time will help ensure the race is completed on Sunday.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s GEICO 500 schedule at Talladega.

MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Date: Sunday April 25
  • Start time: 2 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled to fly shortly after 2 p.m. ET.

The weather is unlikely to delay the start. The Perspective of the National Weather Service for Talladega, Alabama, it requires sunny skies and a high temperature approaching 75 degrees. Those conditions would offer a respite for NASCAR after the rain on Friday and Saturday.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

Fox and Fox Sports 1 will televise NASCAR races for the first four months of the Cup Series calendar, leading up to the All-Star Race on June 13 in Texas. Fox will broadcast Sunday’s race, the 10th of the 2021 NASCAR Cup season.

NBC and NBC Sports Network are scheduled to broadcast the remaining races of the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, including the playoffs.

As is the case with all Cup Series races on Fox this season, Mike Joy will host the race alongside 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 with a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race at Talladega live via 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 featuring 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 the links to each one.

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.

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
April 25th GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 pm Fox MRN
May 2nd Buschy McBusch Carrera 400 Kansas speedway 3 pm FS1 MRN
May 9 Goodyear 400 Darlington Race Track 3:30 pm FS1 MRN
May 16 Drydene 400 Dover International Highway 2 pm FS1 MRN
may 23 NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA Circuit of the Americas 2:30 pm FS1 PRN
May 30 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway 6 pm Fox PRN
June 6th Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway 4 pm FS1 PRN
June 13th NASCAR All-Star Open Texas race track 6 pm FS1 MRN
June 13th NASCAR All-Star Race Texas race track 8 p. M. FS1 MRN
June 20th Ally 400 Nashville Superspeedway 3:30 pm NBCSN MRN
June 26th NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono-1 Pocono Raceway 3 pm NBCSN MRN
June 27th NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono-2 Pocono Raceway 3:30 pm NBCSN MRN
July 4th NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America America road 2:30 pm NBC MRN
July 11 Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart Atlanta Speedway 3:30 pm NBCSN PRN
July 18 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Racing Circuit 3 pm NBCSN PRN
August 8 Go bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen International 3 pm NBCSN MRN
August 15th Big Machine Vodka 400 in Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Circuit 1 p. M. NBC I AM S
August 22nd FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Highway 3 pm NBCSN MRN
August 28 Coca Cola Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Highway 7 pm NBC MRN

Round of 16 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
September 5 Cooking Southern 500 Darlington Race Track 6 pm NBCSN MRN
11 of September Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond race track 7:30 pm NBCSN MRN
September 18 Bass Pro Shops Night Run Bristol racetrack 7:30 pm NBCSN PRN

Round of 12 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
September 26 South Point 400 Las Vegas Expressway 7 pm NBCSN PRN
October 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 pm NBC MRN
October 10th Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Circuit 2 pm NBC PRN

Round of 16 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
October the 17th Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas race track 2 pm NBC PRN
October 24th Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas speedway 3 pm NBCSN MRN
31 October Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 pm NBC MRN

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Championship 4

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
November 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix race track 3 pm NBC MRN

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