Saturday Night Thunder at Talladega Superspeedway


The beginning of April marked the introduction of a new iRacing event, Saturday Night Thunder, that used ARCA cars. This Saturday will mark the third installment of the event and will use NASCAR Xfinity Series cars including the Supra, Mustang and Camaro, for the second week.

The Saturday Night Thunder entry list includes drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. 

This weekend Saturday Night Thunder will return for a 57-lap main feature at Talladega Superspeedway.

The format will feature two 10-lap heat races with 20 drivers from each heat transferring to the main event. The main event will have an entry list of 40 cars with 51 entered at this time. The event will be live streamed at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 25, on, and on NASCAR’s YouTube channel.

The format will be as follows (all times ET):

7 p.m.: One-hour practice session

8 p.m.: Stream starts on YouTube Channel

8:05 p.m.: Two-lap single-car qualifying session. This will set the starting grid for the heats.

8:10 p.m.:   

·       Heat 1 starts. All heats will be 10 laps with no cautions and one reset. There will be two heats and 20 cars will advance from each heat.

·       Heats will set the starting grid for main race with a field of 40 cars.

·       Main event will be 57 laps with manual cautions and one reset. There will also be three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish.

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