Four races into the playoffs, and a playoff driver has yet to win. Tyler Reddick, who was eliminated in the Round of 16, emerged victorious in a chaotic 500-miler at Texas Motor Speedway where tire failures and intentional contact became the centerpiece of the day.
After the race, these drivers found themselves below the cut line: Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Christopher Bell, and Alex Bowman. However, days later, the playoff picture would change. NASCAR slammed William Byron with a 25-point penalty after intentionally spinning Denny Hamlin under caution in a retaliatory move.
The penalty shifted Briscoe back above the cut line while pushing Byron into the elimination zone. Byron was initially third, 17 points clear, but now sits 10th, eight points out.
How to watch NASCAR at Talladega
- Race: YellaWood 500
- Date: Sunday, October 2nd
- Start time: 2:00 pm ET
- TV channel: NBC | TSN 3/5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
- Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Ross Chastain is the most recent winner at Talladega, while Bubba Wallace was victorious in the fall race last year. Brad Keselowski leads all active drivers with six Cup wins at Talladega.
Rick Allen leads the NBC Cup Series broadcast team in the booth, where he’s joined by former star racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton. Veteran crew chief Steve Letarte adds his technical knowledge for extra analysis.
Here’s how and where to watch all the on-track activity for NASCAR this weekend:
Friday, September 30
- (Schedule is tentative and subject to change)
- 3:30 pm ET – NASCAR Truck Series qualifying – N/A
- 5:30 pm ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying – USA NETWORK
Saturday, October 1
- 10:30 am ET – NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – NBC Sports Streaming
- 12:30 pm ET – NASCAR Truck Series race (100 laps / 250 miles) – FOX SPORTS 1
- 5:30 pm ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series race (113 laps / 300 miles) – USA NETWORK
Sunday, October 2
- 2:00 pm ET – NASCAR Cup Series race (188 laps / 500 miles) – NBC
Who’s on the entry list for NASCAR Cup at Talladega?
There are 37 cars on the NASCAR Cup Series entry list with the No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet being the only open entry.
What’s next on the NASCAR Cup schedule?
After Talladega, NASCAR Cup Series ends the Round of 12 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
|Sunday, October 9||Charlotte Roval||NBC||2:00 pm ET||PRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 16||Las Vegas||NBC||2:30 p.m. ET||PRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 23||Homestead||NBC||2:30 p.m. ET||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 30||Martinsville||NBC||2:00 pm ET||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, November 6||Phoenix||NBC||3:00 pm ET||MRN/SiriusXM|