The NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to Talladega today for the Geico 500 Sprint Cup NASCAR race on the schedule with the Chase for the Cup heating up. Twelve drivers remain in contention with Joey Logano leading the pack by just six points over the field, and the standings largely turned upside down since the regular season ended. The race has an odd start time and airs on a national TV channel as well as online with a live stream.
Logano leads the Sprint Cup standings heading into the Talladega NASCAR race today, with Kyle Busch six points behind in second place. Kevin Harvick is in third place, seven points off the lead. Ryan Newman is eleven points back and Carl Edwards is a dozen points off the pace, rounding out the top five. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr, who spent much of the regular season battling each other for the points lead, are now in sixth and twelfth place respectively. Talladega, Alabama is one of the most historic and prestigious tracks on the NASCAR circuit, and the race is the second Sprint Cup action of the season at the track. Denny Hamlin won the Aaron’s 499 here back in May of this year; he’s currently seventh in the Chase standings.
Sunday’s Talladega NASCAR Sprint Cup race has a start time schedule of 2:00pm eastern time and airs on TV channel ESPN at the same time as NFL football action on competing networks. The race will also air as a live stream on the watchespn.com website.