This story has been updated from a previous version.
For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” the answer is: The race has been postponed to a different time because of inclement weather.
The Cup Series is at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the YellaWood 500, the fifth race in the 2021 playoffs. The 188-lap, 500-mile event was scheduled for a Sunday afternoon start, but NASCAR will now attempt to start at 1 p.m. ET on Monday.
NASCAR scheduled the majority of its 2021 Cup Series regular-season races for the daytime. The six remaining playoff races are all scheduled to begin in the afternoon. The final race to begin at night on the East Coast this season took place last Sunday at Las Vegas
Below is all you need to know about the schedule for the YellaWood 500, the second race in the Round of 12, at Talladega:
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
- Race: YellaWood 500
- Date: Monday, Oct. 4
- Time: 1 p.m. ET (TV time)
The green flag for Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Talladega Superspeedway’s 2.66-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 1 p.m. ET on Monday. The track does not have lights, which makes an early-afternoon start necessary.
TALLADEGA LINEUP: Starting order, pole without qualifying
The National Weather Service called for showers and possibly a thunderstorm after the scheduled start time on Sunday, with a high temperature near 80. The weather service put the chance of precipitation at 60 percent.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
- TV channel: NBCSN
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | NBC Sports App | fuboTV ( 7-day free trial )
- Radio: MRN
NBCSN’s programming will begin at 1 p.m. ET with the race. Rick Allen will handle play-by-play duties for the race while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will provide analysis. Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns and Parker Kligerman are the pit reporters this weekend. Rutledge Wood will be a “specialty reporter,” in the words of NBC.
NASCAR live stream for Talladega race
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling and YouTubeTV.
Below are links to each:
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule
Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, starting with Monday’s YellaWood 500, the second race in the Round of 12.
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12
|Oct. 4||YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||1 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Oct. 10||Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8
|Oct. 17||Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||PRN|
|Oct. 24||Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||3 p.m.||NBCSN||MRN|
|Oct. 31||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4
|Nov. 7||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|