The YellaWood 500 marks the 107th race hosted by Talladega Superspeedway in Cup Series history. The 2.66-mile oval located in Lincoln, Alabama is known as the largest oval on the NASCAR schedule. With 33 degrees of banking in the turns, 16.5 degrees of banking on the tri-oval, and 3 degrees on the backstretch, drivers have to work together in the draft to succeed. Sunday’s YellaWood 500 will be the second race of the Round of 12 in the Cup Series Playoffs. As a result, this makes this a pressure filled race for teams to preform and not get caught up in the “Big One”. In 2021, driver Bubba Wallace won his first career race at Talladega, becoming the first African-American driver since Wendell Scott to win in the Cup series. Hall of Fame driver, Dale Earnhardt, is known as one of the most successful drivers at this track with 10 wins, 23 top 5’s, and 27 top 10 finishes. The track first opened in 1969, the Cup Series held its inaugural race in 69′ and Richard Brickhouse won.
Talladega Superspeedway is 2.66 miles (4.28 km) long and a 500-mile race that requires 188 laps to complete.
Sunday, October 2nd.
The YellaWood 500 will be at 2:00 PM ET.
The YellaWood 500 start time is 2:00 p.m. ET Sunday, October 2nd. NBC will broadcast the race with radio coverage from MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The YellaWood 500 is a 500-mile-long NASCAR Cup Series motor race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama.
The YellaWood 500 is 500 miles, equating to 804.67 kilometers.
The YellaWood 500 was first run in 1969.
Dale Earnhardt holds the record for most driver victories, with 10.