The Big One looms large over Talladega Superspeedway, its wretched tentacles placing a suffocating grip on the storied track. History is scrawled along its walls — not just with the names of winners, but also in markings from fiery wrecks.
Bubba Wallace knows all too well the mayhem that can envelop the The 23XI Racing star enjoyed a sumptuous day on the track back in April; there he stood on the final lap, battling with best friend Ryan Blaney for his first win of the season.
In an instant, it was gone; Wallace placed an ill-advised triple block on Blaney heading into the second turn, sending him spinning. He saw a likely top-two finish turn to ashes right before his very eyes. And all he could do was look down in dejection as Kyle Busch raced to victory.
Perhaps this time will be different. Wallace is on an upturn, having finished oh so close to notching his first win of the year at Texas. He’s got a habit of churning out impressive runs at superspeedways, too.
But expect the unexpected at Talladega. Dust and debris find a home on Alabama’s most renowned raceway. And that tends to mean one things for Cup Series stars: chaos.
With that, here’s what you need to know about the second cut off race of the second round of the Cup Series postseason, the YellaWood 500.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, Fubo
- Radio: MRN
Sunday’s race will be broadcast on NBC in the United States. Canadian viewers can find the action on TSN5.
Veteran announcer Rick Allen will lead the race’s lap-by-lap commentator. He’ll be joined by former Cup Series stars Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr., as well as former Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte.
Cord-cutters can follow the action on Peacock, as well as with Fubo, which offers a free trial.
NASCAR start time today
- Date: Sunday, October 1
- Time: 2 p.m. ET
The YellaWood 500 has a listed start time of 2 p.m. ET., but pre-race festivities are expected to push the waving of the green flag closer to 2:15 p.m. ET.
NASCAR playoff schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Sept. 3||Southern 500 (Kyle Larson)||Darlington Raceway|
|Sept. 10||Hollywood Casino 400 (Tyler Reddick)||Kansas Speedway|
|Sept. 16||Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Denny Hamlin)||Bristol Motor Speedway|
|Sept. 24||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 (William Byron)||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Oct. 1||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 8||Bank of America Roval 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 15||South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 22||NASCAR Cup Series Race at Homestead-Miami||Homestead-Miami Speedway||2:30 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
Fans in Canada can watch all NASCAR races on TSN.