YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Postponed to Monday (Oct. 4) at 12:00 CDT; Second Race in the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 Playoffs

 Parking Lots Open at 8:00 am CDT While Grandstand Gates and the Talladega Garage Experience Open at 10:00 p.m. CDT; Tickets Are Available by Calling 1-877-Go2-DEGA.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 3, 2021)Inclement weather forced the postponement to Sunday’s YellaWood 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race at Talladega Superspeedway. As a result, it has been rescheduled for Monday at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

All parking lots will open Monday at 8:00 am CDT. Venue gates – both for the grandstands and the Talladega Garage Experience – open at at 10:00 a.m. CDT. All hospitality areas, such as fronstretch suites and the YellaWood Pit Road Club, will open at 10:30 a.m. CDT. All campers will be able to say an extra day with load-out by 12 noon on Tuesday.

Playoffs contenders’ Denny Hamlin (2-time Talladega winner) and Kyle Busch (2008 TSS winner) will start from the front row. Chase Elliott, who has one win at Talladega in 2019, will roll off third, followed by another 2-tiime Talladega winner Ryan Blaney and NASCAR Cup Series Championship points leader Kyle Larson, who will vie for his first career triumph at the 2.66-mile tri-oval. Brad Keselowski, the active win leader at Talladega with six victories, will start sixth.

With the Weather Protection Program, Grandstand tickets to all NASCAR events will apply if any race is postponed. The Program takes effect only if an event is postponed from its original scheduled day to another day. If any of the plans above are put into place, further instructions and information related to the Weather Protection Program will be distributed to everyone. Information about the Program can be found here if you want to review:

For fans who haven’t purchased tickets, there is still time but need to act fast. To see all admission options, including the Talladega Garage Experience (includes access to Garage Viewing Walkways, Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane, historic cars, etc., visit or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA. The race can also be seen on NBCSN.

Fans are encouraged to keep up with all the happenings at the biggest, baddest race track on the planet by following Talladega Superspeedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is the most competitive race track on the NASCAR schedule (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), the highest-banked (33 degrees) and the longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly. Three- and four-wide racing at 200 mph are a norm at Talladega Superspeedway, along with nail-biting, photo finishes. For information, visit or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.