CONCORD, N.C. – Hendrick Motorsports will head to Talladega Superspeedway for the 10th NASCAR Cup Series event of the 2022 season.
Chase Elliott enters the weekend as the points leader. He won the 2019 spring race at the 2.66-mile track to be the squad's most recent winner at Talladega. His 9.86 average finish over the last seven superspeedway races is best among drivers with more than two starts on that track type in that span.
All four Hendrick Motorsports drivers enter this weekend in the top 10 in points. In addition to Elliott's spot atop the standings, William Byron occupies fourth, Alex Bowman is tied for fifth and reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Larson sits in ninth. In last year's spring race at Talladega, Byron was the runner-up finisher.
Here is everything you need to know to tune in this weekend.
WHAT TIME IS PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING?
There is no practice session scheduled for this weekend. Qualifying will take place on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. ET. Single-car qualifying will consist of two rounds with the top 10 transferring to the final round to battle for the pole. This will be televised on FOX Sports 1.
WHAT TIME IS THE RACE?
The 188-lap, 500-mile event is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 24, and will be broadcast on FOX.
CAN I LISTEN ON THE RADIO?
You can tune in on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90).
CAN I STREAM ONLINE?
WHAT CHANNEL IS FS1 AND FOX?
It varies by location, but this link allows viewers to find the channels by entering their zip code and selecting their television provider.
FIVE FAST FACTS AHEAD OF TALLADEGA
Data courtesy of Racing Insights
.002: Margin of victory for Jimmie Johnson's win at Talladega in April of 2011. It is the closest margin of victory at the track and ties the closest difference for a win in the Cup Series. In that race, Hendrick Motorsports placed first, third and fourth.
4: The number of times Hendrick Motorsports has had at least three top-10 finishes as a team in a race in the 2022 season.
9: Poles won by Hendrick Motorsports over the last 14 races on superspeedways with qualifying. All four drivers have won a pole on a superspeedway in the last six races on that track type.
13: The number of victories for the organization at Talladega - most among all teams. Seven Hendrick Motorsports drivers have won at the Alabama track with NASCAR Hall of Famer and the team's vice chairman Jeff Gordon leading the way with six wins.
1,261: Byron's total number of laps run in the top five this season. That mark is the second-most in the Cup Series behind only Ryan Blaney.