Martin Truex, Jr. starts from the lead Monday, June 22, a day after rain delayed NASCAR’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Truex, Jr. will start from the pole position and will be flanked by Denny Hamlin. Starting third will be Kyle Busch, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. Chase Elliott, protecting champion of the GEICO 500, begins 11th while the track’s newest winner, Ryan Blaney, who won last October, will be alongside Elliott and roll of 12th
The GEICO 500 starts at 2 p.m.( 3 p.m. ET)and will be telecasted by FOX, which is also readily available to stream on fuboTV(7-day free trial)and Sling(complimentary trial). Racing is simply among the concerns NASCAR is dealing with Monday. A noose was found in the garage stall of chauffeur Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday, less than two weeks after he successfully pressed
the stock vehicle racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities. In addition,
a little plane protesting NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag flew above the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday prior to the GEICO 500. The aircraft pulled a big Confederate flag
, andbehind the flag an extra banner checked out “DEFUND NASCAR.
“The Geico 500 When: Monday, June 22 Time: 2 p.m.(3 p.m. ET) Where: Talladega Superspeedway TELEVISION: FOX Stream: fuboTV(7-day complimentary trial) and Sling(free trial). The race, which was pressed back to 2 p.m. CDT on Monday, is the first amidst the coronavirus pandemic in which NASCAR opened evictions for approximately 5,000 fans. Those in the grandstands were urged to seek shelter approximately thirty minutes before the set up start, leading to a two-plus hour wait. NASCAR enabled 1,000 military members to go to last weekend’s rain-disrupted race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The occasion was stopped numerous times for more than 3 hours of overall delays. Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing were set to run with an all-black paint scheme honoring the National Civil Rights Museum, with the museum’s logo design on the hood. Sponsor FedEx won’t be displayed on the car.
The flag ban is another declaration for NASCAR.
Fan David Radvansky, who began pertaining to Talladega in the 1990s when his father parked automobiles at races, was among fans applauding NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flags.
” I don’t think there’s a location for it in NASCAR, to be honest with you, “the 32-year-old stated.” That doesn’t agree with all the great ole boys but it is what it is.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.Source: al.com