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NASCAR at Talladega: TV schedule, lineup, qualifying drivers for the 2019 race

Sporting News — (Thomas Lott)

Kyle Larson finally broke through for his first win in two seasons Sunday at the Monster Mile and now he is in control of the Cup Series playoffs heading into the second week of the second round at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

Larson sits in front of Martin Truex Jr. who won two races in the first round of the playoffs, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch who were some of the winningest drivers on tour all season long.

But anyone can win this week at Talladega as the restrictor-plate track is one of the biggest wild cards throughout the playoffs. Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are the only two drivers to win at the track multiple times since 2015 and no one has won the race back to back since Jeff Gordon in 2007.

The wide-open, 2.66-mile track though has favored Fords in recent years as the cars won seven races in a row from the second race of 2015 to the final race of 2018. Chase Elliott broke that streak earlier this year, but considering the difficulties of repeating at the track, that does not bode well for the young driver this week.

Keselowski has to be seen as a good contender to win as does Logano as the two have combined for eight wins (Keselowski five, Logano three) in their careers at the track. Both could use the victories as well as Keselowski sits in sixth in the playoff standings right on the bubble and Logano is currently the first driver out in ninth with two races to go in this round.

NASCAR at Talladega: What time does the race start?

The 500 will take place Sunday, Oct. 13. Live coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET.

What channel is NASCAR on today?

The 500 will be broadcast nationally on NBC. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App.

NASCAR at Talladega schedule, how to watch

Here's a daily schedule of events leading up to the 500.

(All times Eastern)

Friday, Oct. 11

Time Event Channel
12:35 p.m.Truck Series first practiceNo TV
1:35 p.m.Cup Series first practiceNBCSN/NBC Sports App/MRN
3:35 p.m.Truck Series final practiceNo TV
4:35 p.m.Cup Series final practiceNBCSN/NBC Sports App/MRN

Saturday, Oct. 12

Time Event Channel
10:35 a.m.Truck Series qualifyingFS1
1:30 p.m.Truck Series Sugarlands Shine 250FS1/MRN
4:35 p.m.Cup Series qualifyingNBCSN/NBC Sports App/MRN

Sunday, Oct. 13

Time Event Channel
2 p.m.Cup Series 500NBC/NBC Sports App/MRN

NASCAR at Talladega starting lineup

Below is the entry list for the 500.

Starting Driver Number
TBDLandon Cassill00
TBDKurt Busch1
TBDBrad Keselowski2
TBDAustin Dillon3
TBDKevin Harvick4
TBDRyan Newman6
TBDDaniel Hemric8
TBDChase Elliott9
TBDAric Almirola10
TBDDenny Hamlin11
TBDRyan Blaney12
TBDTy Dillon13
TBDClint Bowyer14
TBDRoss Chastain15
TBDRicky Stenhouse Jr.17
TBDKyle Busch18
TBDMartin Truex Jr.19
TBDErik Jones20
TBDPaul Menard21
TBDJoey Logano22
TBDWilliam Byron24
TBDReed Sorenson27
TBDCorey Lajoie32
TBDMichael McDowell34
TBDMatt Tifft36
TBDChris Buescher37
TBDDavid Ragan38
TBDDaniel Suarez41
TBDKyle Larson42
TBDDarrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.43
TBDRyan Preece47
TBDJimmie Johnson48
TBDAustin Theriault51
TBDSpencer Boyd52
TBDBrendan Gaughan62
TBDJoey Gase66
TBDBlake Jones77
TBDAlex Bowman88
TBDMatt DiBenedetto95
TBDParker Kligerman96