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.
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 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 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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|November 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix race track||3 pm||NBC||MRN|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.