Talladega Race Weekend Schedule + Weather Forecast
NASCAR heads to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for three thrilling playoff races en route to its Phoenix finale.
On Saturday, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series will put on a doubleheader event featuring 550 miles of racing action. Meanwhile, the NASCAR Cup Series is scheduled to hit the high banks on Sunday afternoon for its 500-mile playoff date at 'Dega as well.
Planning to head out to the track for the weekend? Here's everything you need to know!
The Truck Series will wave the green flag at approximately 11:30 am on Saturday before an expected 3:00 pm start for the Xfinity Series. On Sunday, the Cup Series plans to go green around 1:00 pm, with weather for the weekend beginning to look more and more promising as Hurricane Ian treks east.
According to the current weather models, Talladega is expected to stay dry on Friday, with light showers expected Saturday and clear skies on Sunday.
NASCAR should have no trouble fitting all three playoff races into the weekend, with plenty of daylight and dry track expected.
The Truck Series and the Xfinity Series will hold qualifying on Friday afternoon, weather permitting. If everything stays dry, the Cup Series will take its turn at putting down lap times Saturday morning, setting the field for the YellaWood 500 main even on Sunday.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for the forecast to hold as cars turn left at Talladega!
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