The Talladega 500 is held in Talladega, Alabama, at the Talladega Superspeedway (“Dega”) and is one of four races that runs with restrictor plates on the cars. The event takes place in May, and is known as the fastest track in the NASCAR circuit. The Talladega 500 weekend at Talladega will also feature the ARCA 200 and Aaron’s 312. Fans can also visit the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame while near the track. This track has some of the highest recorded MPHs and is considered the fastest racing in NASCAR! Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Talladega 500 NASCAR tickets.
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It’s a weekend long of racing events, beginning on Thursday with practice for the Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 and Friday for NASCAR. Saturday May 3, 2014 will be qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and then the green flag will drop for the Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312, which is 117 laps for 311.22 miles. On Sunday May 4th, NASCAR takes the field at one p.m. for NASCAR’s fastest racing!
In 2013, “The 7 Hours of Talladega,” saw David Ragan come from mid-pack to win the race, even after a 3.5-hour rain delay ending in almost all blackness. NASCAR was given a chance to test its new Titan track-drying machine. Ragan won the race in 3:26:02, making 192 laps at an average speed of 146.7.
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The Talladega Superspeedway has been coupled with Daytona as “The Big One,” meaning they have seen multiple 7+ car pile-ups than any other track, mainly because this track requires restrictor plates and it is one of the biggest tracks. Despite the “499” in the race name, it is in fact a 500-mile race. The track is the longest NASCAR raceway at 2.66 miles around, taking 188 laps to complete the race. It is an oval track with four turns. Seating capacity is 175,000, stretching from turns four to turn one and more along the back straight. Not only does Talladega host the NASCAR Sprint Series, but also the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series.
Talladega has a label it would like to shelve, but reoccurring events keep enforcing it. Since the track was built, many strange incidents have happen. One driver pulled off the track after he heard voices tell him to do so and in the same race one driver died in what appeared to be a minor incident. Some rumors claim it is a curse put about by early Native Americans or Shamans. Coupled with this, it is the fastest track in NASCAR. Call TicketCity and get your event pass for a Hallowdega night!
Pick your own view; every seat has a distinctive vantage point and everyone likes to see his or her own racing action. Seating goes across from turn one so fans are seated facing pit road and continues into turn four. This track has an unusual start/finish line; it sits after the pit road exit, making turn one the spot for the checkered. If you like watching the last turn to victory, sit in turn four in Gadsden. Like watching pit action? Get center seat in Tri-Oval Tower or OV Hill. Want to see the start of the race? Sit in turn one in Talladega or Talladega Tower. There is also seating on the backstretch in turn two in Allison. This section allows the fans to see action coming out of turn one, down the backstretch and going into turn four. When sitting in the lower grandstands, wear earplugs and clear glasses. Ladies, tie your hair back as the wind from the cars comes fast.
NASCAR Race Schedule in Alabama
NASCAR currently hosts the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, ARCA 200 and The Camping World Truck Series at Talladega. The Camping World Truck Series is held in October and the trucks will be heavy in a point’s race by the time they get to Talladega. The Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 will run the same weekend as the Talladega 500 in May.
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Is there anything I can't bring into Talladega Superspeedway?
No umbrellas, fireworks, hard-sided coolers or bags larger than a small lightweight backpack.
Can I rent scanners at Talladega Superspeedway?
Yes, race scanners rentals are located throughout the track facility.
Does my child need tickets to get into Talladega Superspeedway?
$50 off regular pricing for Kid's 12 and under is available! Everyone MUST have an admission ticket.