2022 NASCAR at Talladega - Start time, how to watch, schedule & more

The final superspeedway race of the year is just days away now as NASCAR returns to the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.

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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. 

It was revealed late Thursday that Bowman will miss Talladega after experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Noah Gragson will replace in the No. 48 Chevrolet.

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How to watch NASCAR at Talladega

  • Race: YellaWood 500
  • Date: Sunday, October 2nd
  • Start time: 2:00 p.m. 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 racers 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 p.m. ET - NASCAR Truck Series qualifying - N/A
  • 5:30 p.m. ET - NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying - USA NETWORK

Saturday, October 1

  • 10:30 a.m. ET - NASCAR Cup Series qualifying - NBC Sports Streaming
  • 12:30 p.m. ET - NASCAR Truck Series race (100 laps / 250 miles) - FOX SPORTS 1
  • 5:30 p.m. ET - NASCAR Xfinity Series race (113 laps / 300 miles) - USA NETWORK

Sunday, October 2

  • 2:00 p.m. 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.

No.

Driver

Team

Manufacturer

1

Ross Chastain

Trackhouse Racing

Chevrolet

2

Austin Cindric

Ford

3

Chevrolet

4

Stewart Haas Racing

Ford

5

Chevrolet

6

Brad Keselowski

RFK Racing

Ford

7

Spire Motorsports

Chevrolet

8

Tyler Reddick

Richard Childress Racing

Chevrolet

9

Hendrick Motorsports

Chevrolet

10

Stewart Haas Racing

Ford

11

Denny Hamlin

Toyota

12

Team Penske

Ford

14

Chase Briscoe

Stewart Haas Racing

Ford

15

JJ Yeley

Ford

16

Chevrolet

17

RFK Racing

Ford

18

Joe Gibbs Racing

Toyota

19

Joe Gibbs Racing

Toyota

20

Christopher Bell

Joe Gibbs Racing

Toyota

21

Ford

22

Team Penske

Ford

23

Ty Gibbs

Toyota

24

William Byron

Hendrick Motorsports

Chevrolet

31

Kaulig Racing

Chevrolet

34

Ford

38

Front Row Motorsports

Ford

41

Stewart Haas Racing

Ford

42

Petty GMS Motorsports

Chevrolet

43

Petty GMS Motorsports

Chevrolet

45

Bubba Wallace

23XI Racing

Toyota

47

Chevrolet

48

Noah Gragson

Hendrick Motorsports

Chevrolet

51

Rick Ware Racing

Ford

62

Justin Allgaier

Beard Motorsports

Chevrolet

77

Spire Motorsports

Chevrolet

78

BJ McLeod

Ford

99

TrackHouse Racing

Chevrolet

What’s next on the NASCAR Cup schedule?

After Talladega, NASCAR Cup Series ends the Round of 12 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.

Date Track Network Time Radio
Sunday, October 9 Charlotte Roval NBC 2:00 p.m. 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 p.m. ET MRN/SiriusXM
Sunday, November 6 Phoenix NBC 3:00 p.m. ET MRN/SiriusXM

 

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