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NASCAR at Talladega stay race updates, outcomes, highlights from the Geico 500

For the primary time because the COVID-19 pandemic shut down stay sports activities globally, a NASCAR Cup Series race is being run with usually admitted followers within the stands, albeit in restricted numbers. This relative return to normalcy is occurring at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR’s greatest and arguably its most enjoyable monitor.

Sunday’s race at Talladega additionally marks the primary Cup Series occasion at a 2.5-mile superspeedway because the Daytona 500, which ended with Ryan Newman’s terrifying crash on the final lap. That accident led to some superspeedway-specific rule adjustments which can be being carried out for the primary time Sunday at Talladega.

Because Ford and particularly Team Penske have been so dominant at Talladega of late, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are among the many favorites to win Sunday’s Geico 500. Also a preferred choose to win is Chase Elliott, who took the victory within the spring race at Talladega final season.

Of course, selecting the winner of a NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega is the motorsports equal of throwing pegs at a dart board. The nice equalizer that’s pack racing ought to make for an thrilling race that, with some velocity and slightly extra luck, will be received by nearly anyone.

Sporting News is monitoring stay lap-by-lap updates and highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Talladega. Follow under for full outcomes from the Geico 500.

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NASCAR at Talladega stay updates, highlights from Geico 500

(The race at Talladega is scheduled to take the inexperienced flag at three:24 p.m. ET.)

1:08 p.m. ET: NASCAR government vp Steve O’Donnell tweets a message in response to an enormous Confederate flag banner with the phrases “Defund NASCAR” being flown by a airplane over the monitor.

You received’t see a photograph of a jackass flying a flag over the monitor right here…however you will notice this…Hope EVERYONE enjoys the race right this moment. pic.twitter.com/ppwP1ggNjt

— Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) June 21, 2020

10:37 a.m. ET: Joe Gibbs Racing showcases a particular paint scheme for Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota Camry. Courtesy of the crew’s main sponsor FedEx, the all-black look options the emblem of the National Civil Rights Museum on the hood of the automobile.

For right this moment’s race, @FedEx has chosen to take away all of their branding and conventional colours, with this week’s theme being to hear and be taught as they highlight the @NCRMuseum, which they’re that includes on the hood. pic.twitter.com/hfd5aGq2e9

— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) June 21, 2020

eight:44 a.m. ET: Brian Neudorff, a meteorologist who gives climate forecasts for NASCAR races, warns that there are anticipated to be scattered thunderstorms within the Talladega, Ala., space on Sunday that might impression the race.

We will see remoted to scattered showers/storms this afternoon. I might say odds of RACING right this moment are 65-75 % – should monitor radar via the afternoon with @RaceWeather for @TalladegaSuperS #NASCAR

— Brian Neudorff (@NASCAR_WXMAN) June 21, 2020

What time does the NASCAR race begin right this moment?

The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega will wave shortly after three p.m. ET, however Fox’s TV protection will start at 2 p.m. ET. 

Talladega, Ala., is situated within the Central Time Zone, so the race’s begin time domestically shall be 2 p.m. ET. That’s notable contemplating Talladega Superspeedway doesn’t have lights within the occasion the race is delayed.

MORE: Explaining NASCAR’s new guidelines bundle for Talladega

NASCAR beginning lineup at Talladega

Here are the outcomes from the draw for NASCAR’s beginning lineup at Talladega:

Pos.
Driver
Car No.
Team
1
Martin Truex Jr.
19
Joe Gibbs Racing
2
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
three
Kyle Busch
18
Joe Gibbs Racing
four
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
5
Kevin Harvick
four
Stewart-Haas Racing
6
Brad Keselowski
2
Team Penske
7
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
eight
Alex Bowman
88
Hendrick Motorsports
9
Joey Logano
22
Team Penske
10
Clint Bowyer
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
11
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
12
Ryan Blaney
12
Team Penske
13
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
14
Ryan Newman
6
Roush Fenway Racing
15
Aric Almirola
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
16
Tyler Reddick
eight
Richard Childress Racing
17
Austin Dillon
three
Richard Childress Racing
18
Erik Jones
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
19
William Byron
24
Hendrick Motorsports
20
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
21
Chris Buescher
17
Roush Fenway Racing
22
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Front Row Motorsports
23
Matt DiBenedetto
21
Wood Brothers Racing
24
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
25
Corey LaJoie
32
Go Fas Racing
26
Michael McDowell
34
Front Row Motorsports
27
Brennan Poole
15
Premium Motorsports
28
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
29
Gray Gaulding
27
Rick Ware Racing
30
BJ McLeod
77
Spire Motorsports
31
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
32
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
33
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
34
JJ Yeley
53
Rick Ware Racing
35
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Family Racing
36
Joey Gase
51
Petty Ware Racing
37
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
38
Timmy Hill
66
Motorsports Business Management
39
Brendan Gaughan
62
Beard Motorsports
40
Garrett Smithley
78
B.J. McLeod Motorsports

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