For the final time this season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race on a superspeedway on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. This will be the middle race of the Round of 12.
41 cars are on this weekend’s entry list with several changes to note with it being Talladega.
DJ Kennington will drive the No. 7 for Premium Motorsports after previously driving for the team in a few races this season. He has also driven the Gaunt Brothers’ No. 96 car several times.
Brendan Gaughan returns to the Cup Series and will drive the No. 62 car for Beard Motorsports. Gaughan has driven in the previous three superspeedway races this season, and will attempt to make his final start of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Finally, Obaika Racing will attempt to make their Cup debut as a team with the No. 97 Toyota. The car was acquired from BK Racing. The team has previously raced in the XFINITY Series but they have not made a start in several years. The driver has yet to be announced.
Opening practice takes place on Saturday Oct. 13 at 10:05 a.m. ET with coverage on NBCSN. The green flag waves approximately at 2:20 p.m ET on Sunday, Oct. 14 with coverage on NBC.