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Talladega viewer's guide

May 01, 2013, Staff report,

How are you watching the races at Talladega Superspeedway? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are.



Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and races on TV:


Friday, May 3:

Practice, 2 p.m. on SPEED

Final practice, 3:30 p.m. on SPEED

Saturday, May 4:

Coors Light Pole qualifying on SPEED, 12:10 p.m.

Sunday, May 5:

Aaron's 499 on FOX, 1 p.m.


Thursday, May 2:

Practice, 4 p.m.

Final practice, 5 p.m.

Friday, May 3:

Coors Light Pole qualifying on ESPN2, 12:10 p.m.

Saturday, May 4:

Aaron's 312 on ESPN, 3 p.m.

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam will be streaming live from Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, May 3 from the Sprint Cup garage at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences throughout race weekend. (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Friday, May 3:

Kevin Harvick | 1 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. | 1:15 p.m.

Nationwide Series post-qualifying news conferences | 1:45 p.m.

Denny Hamlin | 3:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 4:

Aaron's press announcement | 11 a.m.

Donnie Allison | 11:15 a.m.

Michael Waltrip | 11:30 a.m.

Sprint Cup Series post-qualifying news conferences | 2:30 p.m.

Nationwide Series post-race news conferences | 5:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 5:

AJ McCarron | 10 a.m.

Chipper Jones | 10:15 a.m.

Robin Meade | 10:25 a.m.

Sprint Cup post-race news conferences | 4:45 p.m.

Want more?

Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the Sprint Cup Aaron's 499 and Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega here.

Know the track:

Check out our Talladega Superspeedway track page to learn the history of the track and explore the best fan views. You can also learn some of the history at Talladega with these noteworthy numbers.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of appearances. (List subject to change, all times local.)

Friday, May 3rd:

Blake Koch, Robert Richardson Jr., Johanna Long, Jamie Dick, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Travis Pastrana, Parker Kligerman and Nelson Piquet Jr. autograph session | 1:45 p.m. at the concourse area behing OV Hill South Grandstand Sections D & E. Wristband required.

Rusy Wallace Q&A and toast | 6:30 p.m. at the Miller Lite Infield Bar.

Brad Keselowski toast | 7:45 p.m. at the Miller Lite Infield Bar.

Get packing:

The weather in Talladega is:

Click for Talladega, Alabama Forecast

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments shortly after the race using Race RePlay.

Construction began on what was originally called the Alabama International Motor Speedway in 1968. Today, Talladega has held 87 Sprint Cup races and seen four repavings.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: This new app is free to download and has an in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles.

Buddy system:

Watch live enhanced coverage with 10 HD cameras, a live chat and live standings for this week's Nationwide series races with RaceBuddy.


Don't forget to do your research and set your lineup before the race kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Expert tip of the week:

Fantasy owners will earn most of their points in the quality passing category at Talladega, so the best values this week will come from drivers with the lowest average running position. Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help power up your lineup.

Last year's top five finishers at Talladega:

1. Brad Keselowski

2. Kyle Busch

3. Matt Kenseth

4. Kasey Kahne

5. Greg Biffle

See the complete results from last year's event here. See sights and sounds from last year's race below, watch the video here.


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