Talladega Superspeedway is a beautiful, dark, twisted nightmare.
It may not look the part; ‘Dega is a beloved fixture of the NASCAR calendar. But beneath all the joy lies a menacing threat, one that can wreak havoc to a host of Cup Series contenders.
It’s all in the dirty air. Ash and dust swirls across the atmosphere, making it all the more difficult to maneuver beyond opposition chariots. Passes require precision and patience. In the postseason, with the pressure mounting, those values can go by the wayside.
Who will be the last man standing? It’s anyone’s guess. But one thing is clear: there will be chaos. And it will be hard to look away.
With that, here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s race, the YellaWood 500, including start time and broadcast information.
What time does the NASCAR race start 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.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, Fubo
- Radio: MRN
Saturday’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 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.