Talladega Superspeedway, the quickest monitor in NASCAR, would be the web site of its newest Cup Collection race on Sunday.
Whereas viewers will not see the unchecked pace of earlier races, they’ll a minimum of anticipate loads of 200-mph laps with bumper-to-bumper groupings — and the fixed menace of wipeouts.
The most important story heading into the 2021 Geico 500 is whether or not 2021 Cup Collection chief Denny Hamlin, proprietor of 434 factors and eight top-five finishes — together with six straight — can earn his first win of the season. Fortunately for him, he has 5 Superspeedway wins, together with his final one on the 2020 Yellawood 500. With in addition to he has pushed this 12 months, it is solely a matter of time earlier than he sees the checkered flag first.
Behind him in Sunday’s lineup are Joey Logano (third within the standings with 352 factors), Martin Truex Jr. (second place with 353 factors and the one two-time winner this 12 months) and William Byron (fourth place with 310 factors).
Sporting Information is monitoring reside updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Talladega. Comply with for full outcomes from the Geico 500.
NASCAR at Talladega reside updates, highlights from Geico 500
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4:05 p.m.: Fourth warning. Kurt Busch’s automobile is full of smoke.
4 p.m.: Oh, wow. Hamlin was too quick on his passthrough penalty and has to enter pit row a second time. Completely terrible. He is one lap down and half a straightaway from a shot on the free move place.
3:56 p.m.: Hamlin with a disastrous pit cease; he is referred to as for coming into too quick and is assessed a pass-through penalty. That is his second dashing penalty of the 12 months.
3:51 p.m.: Hamlin, DiBenedetto and Truex make up the highest three positions, respectively, 28 laps into the stage.
3:48 p.m.: Twelve automobiles pit 25 laps into the second stage, together with Elliott. Hamlin, who had 4 tires popping out of the final pit, remained on the monitor.
3:44 p.m.: Chastain almost causes one other wreck when he cuts to the skin lane proper in entrance of Keselowski; the latter avoids the contact and the race continues on.
3:36 p.m.: DiBenedetto, Hamlin and Elliott all jockeying for first place, with the previous in first place 10 laps into the second stage.
3:34 p.m.: Here is what Wallace noticed with Logano flying at him:
3:26 p.m.: DiBenedetto loses three spots beneath the pit. Elliott and Hamlin transfer up into the highest two positions, respectively.
3:21 p.m.: The stage ends beneath warning with DiBenedetto within the lead.
3:19 p.m.: Third warning. And there is our first vital crash of the day. Hamlin tries to chop into the skin line however undercuts Logano, who spins out and catches air. He says he is OK on the radio. Seems like Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was concerned in that as effectively: His automobile is the one who despatched Logano flying. Wallace bought clipped as effectively.
3:17 p.m.: Preece and Matt DiBenedetto are jockeying for first place with simply three laps remaining within the first stage. Each are searching for their first profession win.
3:15 p.m.: And now it is Ryan Preece within the lead pack with simply 5 laps remaining within the first stage.
3:11 p.m.: Logano simply pushed Blaney to the highest of the lead, giving the Workforce Penske teammates the highest two positions within the race with 10 laps to go in Stage 1.
3:05 p.m.: Hamlin, Keselowski, Blaney, Kyle Busch and Logano make up the highest 5 popping out of the second warning with simply 17 laps to go within the stage.
3 p.m.: Second warning. We’re at our second warning after Joey Gase spun out his 28 automobile; Corey LaJoie barely prevented him.
2:56 p.m.: Kyle Busch briefly took the lead from his Joe Gibbs teammate, who rapidly retook the lead.
2:48 p.m.: Popping out of the warning: Hamlin within the lead, adopted by Kyle Busch, Blaney, Christopher Bell and Byron within the prime 5.
2:45 p.m.: Then there’s Harrison Burton, making his Talladega debut, dragging a gasoline can with him from out of pit row.
2:43 p.m.: Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Blaney, Byron, Kurt Buch, Austin Dillon and Blaney all pit beneath the competitors warning.; Truex did too, and can transfer to the again after dashing on pit row.
2:40 p.m.: Competitors warning. Kyle Busch leads the pack after 25 laps, citing the primary competitors warning.
2:31 p.m.: Larson is finished for the day. Instances like these you actually miss having the ability to get out onto the monitor earlier than the race. Might have helped his staff discover one thing with the automobile:
2:30 p.m.: And now there’s Wallace within the lead! Wonderful driving by him to go from worst to first. Kevin Harvick, Ross Chastain, Tyler Reddick and Chase Elliott spherical up the highest 5, respectively.
2:26 p.m.: In the meantime, Larson’s automobile is smoking; he tried to rejoin the race however is now heading to the storage simply 9 laps into Talladega.
2:25 p.m.: Bubba Wallace has made up appreciable floor after getting moved to the again of the lineup, and is presently in fifth place.
2:23 p.m.: In line with the Fox telecast, all of the Toyota automobiles who moved again initially handed inspection — however on the beginning line, NASCAR officers apparently noticed one thing they did not like with the contouring of the automobiles on the driving force’s facet, transferring everybody however Kyle Busch again. A little bit extra element:
It was an A-Publish infraction on the automobiles which might be dropping to the rear: Hamlin Truex Bell Wallace and HBurton (not Suarez) now all to rear for unapproved changes
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 25, 2021
2:22 p.m.: Kyle Larson has already pitted with temperature points. Sort of early for that, however we’ll see how that performs out.
2:20 p.m.: William Byron and Logano are buying and selling between the primary and second-place spots one lap into the race.
2:20 p.m.: They usually’re off!
2:19 p.m.: All Toyota automobiles besides Kyle Busch (ninth within the lineup) will transfer to the again as a result of unapproved changes. That features pole chief Hamlin and Truex Jr. Unbelievable.
2:08 p.m.: Hip hop duo Tag Workforce with these well-known phrases: “Begin your engines.” Inexperienced flag developing shortly.
1:55 p.m.: No points with the climate:
NASCAR race begin time
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled to wave shortly after 2 p.m. ET.
NASCAR lineup at Talladega
Here is the entire beginning lineup for the GEICO 500 with out qualifying:
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automobile No.||Workforce|
|1||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Joey Logano||22||Workforce Penske|
|3||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Ryan Blaney||12||Workforce Penske|
|8||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Brad Keselowski||2||Workforce Penske|
|11||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|12||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|13||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|14||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|16||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|18||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|19||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Workforce|
|20||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|21||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|22||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|23||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|24||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|25||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|26||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|27||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|28||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|29||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|30||Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|31||BJ McLeod||78||Dwell Quick Motorsports|
|32||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|33||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|34||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|35||Joey Gase||28||Rick Ware Racing|
|36||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||JJ Yeley||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Kaz Grala||16||Kaulig Racing|
|39||Harrison Burton||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|40||Timmy Hill||66||MBM Motorsports|