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NASCAR race weekend at Talladega preview

The Cup Series race at Talladega in 2020. Credits: NASCAR, Getty Images.

A sneak peek at the upcoming NASCAR race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

After a dirt track and two short tracks, NASCAR goes superspeedway racing. The 10th race weekend of the 2021 season will take place at the biggest oval track in the schedule – Talladega Superspeedway. A wide track, high banking, non-stop drafting, high speeds – a perfect recipe for exciting racing.

The Cup Series race at Talladega in 2020. Credits: NASCAR, Getty Images.

Track characteristics:
Type: Superspeedway;
Length: 2.66 miles;
Banking: 33° at turns 1 & 2; 32.4° at turn 3; 32.5° at turn 4; 16.5° at the tri-oval; 3° at the backstretch.
Surface: Asphalt.

Talladega Superspeedway is a special place. As mentioned before, it is the longest oval track in the NASCAR schedule. Another interesting feature is the location of the finish line. At the tri-oval tracks, it is usually located on that stretch, but at the Alabama race track, it is after the tri-oval, which makes the run to the finish even more close and intense.

Talladega Speedway is an unforgiving track. Thanks to its nature, the cars can easily run in 2-3 lines at incredibly high speeds, being just inches away from each other. One small mistake can either end or significantly impact the race for dozens of other competitors as the “Big One” unfolds. All that makes races there very stressful for both drivers and spotters.

The racing action will start with the Xfinity Series race at 4 PM ET. Austin Cindric will lead the grid to the green flag. However, the chances of rain are very high, so the race can be postponed.

The Cup Series drivers will get to drive at the race track on Sunday at 2 PM ET. Denny Hamlin will try to go back-to-back wins at Dega as well as chase his first win of 2021 from the pole position.

Make sure not no miss any NASCAR action this weekend as all the latest news and updates will be here, at ASN Motorspots.

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