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FACT FILE: St. Petersburg IndyCar + Xfinity and Cup at Talladega

1. NTT IndyCar Series ‘Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg’
• Race Date: Sunday, April 25/2021
• TV: NBC/SN360 at 12:00n to 3:00P

VENUE:
• St. Petersburg (FL) street circuit
• The 1.8-mile, 14-turn (5 lefts, 9 rights) circuit incorporates streets of downtown St. Petersburg and a section of runway of Albert Whitted Airport.

CIRCUIT MAP:

INDYCAR ST PETES CIRUIT MAP

THE EVENT:
• Race Distance is 100 laps = 180 miles
• Practice session on Friday and Saturday. The qualifying is run as four sessions, the final session being the ‘Firestone Fast 6' a shootout for the pole among the fastest six in the previous qualifying session.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year this St. Petersburg event was scheduled to be the first race of the season but it was postponed due to the pandemic and it ran as the season finale on October 25. Podium Results: 1. Josef Newgarden (Penske), 2. Patricio O’Ward (Arrow McLaren), 3. Scott Dixon (Ganassi)
• Again this year the St. Petersburg date was postponed from March 7 to this weekend. This made the last Sunday’s race at Barber Motorsports Park the season opener. Podium Results at Barber: 1. Alex Palou (Ganassi), 2. Will Power (Penske), 3. Scott Dixon (Ganassi).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup/Grid
• Live Scoring: When the race starts, go to indycar.com; scroll down to ‘Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama’; CLICK on ‘TIMING AND SCORING’
• Race Results

2. NASCAR Cup Series ‘GEICO 500', Talladega Superspeedway
• Race Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
• TV: FOX/TSN/5 at 2:00P to 6:00

VENUE:
• Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
• 2.66 mi (4.281 km) high-banked oval. Banking in the turns is 33°

THE EVENT:
• Race Distance is 188 laps = 500 miles; Stages: 60/60/68 = 188 laps
• No practice or qualifying sessions for Xfinity or Cup. Starting lineup is based on NASCAR’s Performance Metrics Qualifying formula.
• There will be an ARCA Menards Series race run on Saturday at 1:00P (EDT) preceded by a 30-minute practice session.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• There were two Cup races held here last year. The first was run on June 22. Podium Results: 1. Ryan Blaney (Ford), 2. Ricky Stenhouse (Chevrolet), 3. Aric Almirola (Ford). The second race was a Playoff race on October 4. Podium Results: Denny Hamlin (Toyota), 2. Erik Jones (Toyota), 3. Ty Dillon (Chevrolet).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Cumulative Race Report
• Race Results

3. NASCAR Xfinity Series ‘Ag-Pro 300' at Talladega Superspeedway
• Race Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
• TV: FOX/TSN3/5 at 4:00P to 7:00

VENUE:
• Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
• 2.66 mi (4.281 km) high-banked oval. Banking in the turns is 33°

THE EVENT:
• Race Distance is 113 laps = 300 miles; Stages: 25/25/63 = 113 laps
• No practice or qualifying sessions for Xfinity or Cup. Starting lineup is based on NASCAR’s Performance Metrics Qualifying formula.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• There were two Xfinity races held here last year. The first was run on June 20. Podium Results: 1. Justin Haley (Chevrolet), 2. Ross Chastain (Chevrolet), 3. Jeb Burton (Chevrolet). The second race was a Playoff race on October 3. Podium Results: 1. Justin Haley (Chevrolet), 2. Ryan Sieg (Chevrolet), 3. Noah Gragson (Chevrolet).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Cumulative Race Report
• Race Results

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