NASCAR returns to its biggest and baddest track in April and again in October
TALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 4, 2023) – NASCAR returns to Talladega Superspeedway twice in 2024 as the sanctioning body today released the full schedule for next year, with drivers and teams tackling NASCAR’s biggest and baddest track in April and setting up a Playoff showdown for all three national series in October.
Talladega returns to its place as a Playoff thriller for the trio of series, ensuring fans will get to see a full weekend of racing for the championship, beginning with the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race on Friday, Oct. 4. The NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will continue their march in the postseason on Saturday, Oct. 5, before the NASCAR Cup Series will close out the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 6 with its Playoff showdown.
“Talladega has always been a staple on the NASCAR schedule, with so many historic and incredible racing moments taking place at this track,” said Brian Crichton, Talladega Superspeedway Track President. “We showed this past weekend how exciting Playoff racing is at Talladega, and we are thrilled we get to welcome back a full weekend of championship battles for our fans on our high banks next season.”
Below are the dates, times and broadcast partners for the 2024 NASCAR race weekends at Talladega Superspeedway:
April 20 – 21
- Saturday, April 20 – NASCAR Xfinity Series Ag-Pro 300 (4:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. CT; FOX, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, April 21 – NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 (3:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. CT; FOX, MRN/SiriusXM)
Oct. 4 – 6
- Friday, Oct. 4 – NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Love’s RV Stop 250 (5:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. CT; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Saturday, Oct. 5 – NASCAR Xfinity Series (3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT; NBC, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, Oct. 6 – NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 (2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT; NBC, MRN/SiriusXM)
Kyle Busch reigned victorious at the 2.66-mile track in April this year, earning his second win of the 2023 season with his new team at Richard Childress Racing in an intense pair of overtime restarts.
Ryan Blaney captured the win at Talladega only days ago, punching his ticket into the next round of the Cup Series Playoffs. The No. 12 Team Penske Ford crossed the finish line about a foot ahead of Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Ford to claim victory in an electrifying final 10-lap push, marking Blaney’s third win at the superspeedway.
NASCAR racing is back at Talladega Superspeedway in 2024 with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series racing the third weekend in April, followed by a NASCAR Playoffs triple-header in October. Next year, Talladega Superspeedway joins Kansas Speedway and the Charlotte ROVAL in the Round of 12 of the Xfinity Series Playoffs to continue a competitive road to a championship.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the spring NASCAR race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, please visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.
To view the full NASCAR schedule for 2024, please visit www.nascar.com/schedule.
Fans are also encouraged to keep up with all the happenings at Talladega Superspeedway by following along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as in the NASCAR Tracks App for the latest speedway news.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is the most competitive racetrack 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 www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).