The 2017 GEICO 500 Live is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on May 7, 2017, at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Contested over 188 laps on the 2.66 mile (4.28 km) superspeedway, it was the 10th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
GEICO 500 Live
First race: 1970
Most wins (driver): Jeff Gordon (4)
Laps: 188 (Stage 1: 55; Stage 2: 55; Stage 3: 78)
Most wins (manufacturer): Chevrolet (19)
Most wins (team): Hendrick Motorsports (7)
Venue: Talladega Superspeedway
Length: 2.66 mi (4.28 km)
The track currently hosts NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series.RACE DISTANCE: The GEICO 500 is 188 laps around the giant 2.67-mile Talladega oval for a total of 500 miles.
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NATIONAL ANTHEM: The 313th U.S.
Could a first-time winner emerge at unpredictable Talladega
TV/RADIO SCHEDULE: FOX will broadcast today’s race and has a pre-race show beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will call the race on the radio.
WEATHER: The National Weather Service is calling for a beautiful Alabama spring day, with sunny skies and a high in the low 80s.Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66-mile-long (4.28 km) tri-oval like the Daytona International Speedway, which is a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km).