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Weekend schedule at Talladega Superspeedway


during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 7, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama.

Brian Lawdermilk

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and the Camping World Truck Series head to Talladega Superspeedway for playoff races this weekend.

Saturday’s Truck race is an elimination race. The playoff field will be cut by two. Austin Cindric holds the final transfer spot. Kaz Grala is eight points behind Cindric, and John Hunter Nemechek is 14 points behind Cindric.

Sunday’s Cup race marks the middle event in the Round of 12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won the past two restrictor-plate races, including at Talladega in May.

The Xfinity Series is off this weekend.

Here is this weekend’s schedule:
(All times are Eastern)

Friday, Oct. 13

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. — Cup garage open

10 a.m. - 10 p.m. — Truck garage open

Noon - 12:55 p.m. — Truck practice (FS1)

1 - 1:55 p.m. — Cup practice (NBCSN, MRN)

2 - 2:55 p.m. — Final Truck practice (FS1)

3 - 3:55 p.m. — Final Cup practice (NBCSN, MRN)

Saturday, Oct. 14

9 a.m. — Truck garage opens

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. — Cup garage open

10 a.m. — Truck driver/crew chief meeting

10:30 a.m. — Truck qualifying: Single vehicle/two rounds (FS1)

12:30 p.m. — Truck driver introductions

1 p.m. — fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Truck race (94 laps/250 miles) (Fox, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

4:15 p.m. — Cup qualifying: Single vehicle/two rounds (NBCSN, MRN)

Sunday, Oct. 15

9:30 a.m. — Cup garage opens

Noon — Cup driver/crew chief meeting

1:20 p.m. — Cup driver introductions

2 p.m. — Alabama 500 Cup race (188 laps/500 miles) (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)