It’s NASCAR race day today at Talladega Superspeedway. Here’s what you need to know before the race starts.
Start time: 1:08 p.m. Eastern time (12:08 local). The actual start time of the race will be 1:20 p.m. Eastern. You can skip the pre-race show and just tune in tune in for the race itself at 1:20.
The Aaron’s 499 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car auto race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. The name is derived from a sponsorship agreement with the Aaron’s chain of lease-to-own stores. 499 because the furniture rental chain offers some deals for $99 a month. Despite the name, the race is actually 500.8 miles in length.
TV and radio listing:
FOX is airing the Aaron’s 499. The radio broadcast can be found on your local Motor Racing Network (MRN) affiliate.
The National Anthem will be sung by country music singer Ashton Sheppard.
Starting lineup for today’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Martin Truex Jr.
Sam Hornish Jr. (qualified for Robby Gordon, but Gordon plans to be in the car today)