Sunday’s Cup race at Talladega: Start time, forecast and more

The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Talladega on Sunday for its first super speedway race since the Daytona 500 in February.
The teams will have their first experience with a different superspeedway rule set than in Daytona.
Martin Truex Jr. starts first and Denny Hamlin starts second.
Here are the important details for the race on Sunday.
(All times are east)
START: Astronaut Doug Hurley on board the International Space Station gives the order to start the engines by video at 3:13 p.m. The green flag should be waved at 3:24 p.m.
FOREWORD: Health screening for garage access begins at 8 a.m. (teams are assigned specific times). Engine adjustment and final adjustment at 1:00 p.m. Drivers report to their cars at 2:50 p.m. The call is made at 3:05 p.m. The national anthem will be performed by the 313rd United States Army Band at 3:06 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is 188 laps (500 miles) along the 2.66-mile route.
LEVELS: Level 1 ends in round 60. Level 2 ends in round 120.
TV / RADIO: Fox will televise the race. Reporting begins at 3 p.m. Motor Racing Network will broadcast the race. The broadcast begins at 2 p.m. and can also be heard on mrn.com and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
FORECAST: The forecast from wunderground.com foresees a partly cloudy sky with a maximum of 92 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.
LAST RACE: Denny Hamlin won the race last Sunday in Miami against Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney.
LAST RACE IN Talladega: Ryan Blaney defeated Ryan Newman in a photo finish.
Starting line-up: Click here for the starting line-up
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Sunday's Cup race in Talladega: start time, forecast and more were originally published on NBCSports.com

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