NASCAR announced Saturday morning the Cup Series will no longer hold practice at Talladega Superspeedway before the GEICO 500 on June 21.
The original weekend schedule included a practice June 20, the Saturday prior to Sunday’s main event. That will no longer be the case, as NASCAR officials think the current format with no qualifying or practice is working well and has still created competitive racing.
NASCAR has been hosting one-day events since it returned to racing after the COVID-19 outbreak paused the three national series’ 2020 schedules. The sport postponed all events starting in March and began making them up in May.
The GEICO 500 will be a 188-lap, 500-mile race June 21 at 3 p.m. ET (FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).