Talladega Predictions Sets Long Weekend for NASCAR

Yalla Wood 500


Rain brought the 2021 YellaWood 500 to an early end.

all three NASCAR The series is running from September 30 to October 2 Qualifiers continue At Talladega Superspeedway. This weekend will likely feature multiple weather delays based on the dire forecast.

According to AccuWeatherThere is a 39% chance of rain at breakneck speed on Friday, September 30th. This will pose some problems for the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series drivers as both qualifying sessions will take place that afternoon and into the evening. If rain washes away sessions, NASCAR will have to set starting lineups as they are.

Both series will have their own playoff races on Saturday, October 1 as part of the double race. There is a 25% chance of rain in the morning and afternoon, which could have an impact on the starting times of 12:30 PM EST (FS1) and 4 PM EST (USA). Evening calls for a 90% chance of rain. Although that would be a moot point because the Talladega Superspeedway doesn’t have lights.

The Cup Series race may have multiple problems

Talladega Superspeedway

GTTracking crews attempt to dry out the Talladega high-speed road.

The YellaWood 500 will take place on Sunday, October 2, at 2 p.m. EST (NBC). This race will be the second of the Round of 12 and will be a chance for multiple drivers to survive the chaos and score some crucial points after A cautious ride to Texas Motor Speedway.

There is a possibility that there will be many weather related issues during the pivot race. AccuWeather claims a 25% chance of rain on Sunday while the weather app for iOS lists a 30% chance of rain.

The 2021 race weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway was marked by multiple races cut short. Brandon Brown won The shortened Xfinity Series race in the dark – which also featured a rain delay – made its first trip to Victory Lane. another day, Bubba Wallace won his first career Trophy Series race after heavy rain and approaching darkness cut the YellaWood 500 short.

Depending on the forecast, there is a possibility that rain will play a role in the playoff game once again. If so, it could lead to a more aggressive drive on a track known for an astonishing amount of chaos. This will likely lead to more wrecks and some finalists heading to the garage early in the must-win situations.

Rain can send many drivers home

Xfinity series

GTXfinity Series drivers wait on a pothole during a rain delay.

If rain messes with the weekend’s schedule, it will likely have the slightest impact on the Trophy Series field. There are only 37 cars on the entry list, so everyone will make up the starting lineup if the qualifying session gets swamped by rain.

The Truck Series and Xfinity Series fields tell a different story. Both series have 41 drivers on their entry lists. Only 36 can create a starting deck from the Truck Series while only 38 can create a starting deck from the Xfinity Series.

There will be many drivers heading home early depending on the number of entries, but the rain could remove many opportunities for one-time starting drivers. This list includes Joe Nemechek (Sam Hunt Racing), Jeffrey Earnhardt (Emerling-Gase Motorsports), and Ronnie Bassett Jr. (Bassett Racing) in the Xfinity Series.

Truck Series FieldFor comparison, he could be without Cory Roper (Roper Racing), Jennifer Joe Cobb (Jennifer Joe Cobb Racing), Clay Greenfield (Cook Racing Technologies), Brian Douzat (FDNY Racing) and Tim Fiennes (G2G Racing).

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