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PREVIEW OF TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
"HOME OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BUBBAFEST"
Including driver's appearances, seating, stuff to do, schedule, ticket info, speedway info & more.
3366 Speedway Blvd.,  Talladega AL 35160  (256) 362-7223   877-Go2-DEGA (877-462-3342)

MRN affiliate stations are WTDR-FM 92.7. If you have XM Radio you can listen to all the race action from SIRIUSXM Radio is Channel 128.


A FEW QUICK THINGS WORTH MENTIONING:
I can tell you now..
1. WEAR YOUR WALKING SHOES!!!!
2. Also, bring a bicycle with baskets if you have one. YOU CAN NOT RIDE IT ON SPEEDWAY PROPERTY.  BUT you can ride it to the independent vendors, the dirt track and the store.  PLEASE REMEMBER SAFETY.  If you are too drunk to drive a car you are too drunk to drive a bike at Talladega.
3. Bring a wagon, luggage carrier or hand cart to tote your stuff to the track.  Secure it with a bike chain and lock before going to your seats.  KEEP IT AWAY FROM THE GATES WHERE THE TRACK WORKERS CAN SEE YOU!
4.  Go to the track’s website fan guide.  Download the maps with trams stops and grandstands.  PLAN where to park.  If you are coming from the east and seats are in turn 4, you do not want to go past the speedway and park in a lot outside of turn 1 some where.  You will have to hike miles to your seat and sit hours in traffic. 

PREVIEW

We've been to Talladega many times. Jimmy had been way back when his son Matt was 6 and knew that I needed to go once to get it off my list.  Well, I enjoyed it so much we gave up Atlanta for a few years and went 4 years straight for both races.

Recently, a fan asked me why Talladega was listed as a Real Race Track but not Daytona on our Race Fan Lingo page.  Both tracks are roughly the same kind of track, same owners & same length of time in sport, so why was one listed and one not.  Neither track produces the racing that we long time fans enjoyed before the dreaded restrict plate.  So what was it?  After mulling it over, I realized it all came down to the fans.  600-800 acres of free camping in the heartland of Bubba Country!  And let me tell ya’ll something, I’ve seen it all at Talladega.  The fans give the weekend the attention to detail it deserves.  From the nightly firework extravaganzas to the Bubbate Beauty Pageant, it is live entertainment like you’ve never seen.  The show alone makes it worth the trip.

THE INFIELD

We did the infield the first few times when it was still unreserved.  Had a great spot going into turn 3 where you drive over the track to enter the infield.  Best seats I've ever had in an infield.  Could wash dishes and watch the cars coming off the back stretch and go into turn 3.  A Bubbate's dream.  The cars fanning out 4, 5 & 6 wide coming out of turn 2 is unbelievable.  Then all of a sudden they squeeze in 2 or 3 wide going into turn 3.  COOL!!!!!  Also, there is no party anywhere as big as the Talladega Infield!  Actually, there is no party anywhere as big as Talladega period!

By far my favorite way to do the races at Daytona or Talladega is the infield.  To not have to walk around a 2.50 or bigger race track is the best part.  Just get on top of The Race Wagon and watch practice.  Get down and only have to walk a few feet to be home.  You get more of a race fix in the infield at these 2 tracks.

The infield is now reserved and we don't like not knowing what type of motor home we will be next to because our motor home is short.  We started buying grandstand seats and camping on the outside of the track after the infield went to reserved only.
One thing to remember:  The higher up you are the better you will be able to see.  Bar Stools on top of the motorhome work good.  Even if you stand on top of a milk crate on top of the motor home you are getting an extra foot.  We've seen two ladders on top of a truck with a 4x8 clamped in between them and those fans had another 12 feet!    

THE GRANDSTANDS

Most long time fans don’t like going to superspeedways because you can’t see the whole track BUT that was in the old days.  Now the grandstands go up so high you can see everything.  It is hard to tell what car is who’s when they are far from your seats but what you see is unbelievable.  You’ll see them poke out in line and test the waters to see if anyone will go with them.  You see them bump drafting and let me tell you race fans, that is really cool as my niece would say.  The sounds the cars make at a true Superspeedway (greater than 2.0 miles) is interesting.  You hear them before you see them if you are sitting low.  They actually sound like an angry swarm of hornets as they start to get close to you.  Then as they get even closer they sound so different then they do on a smaller track.  As they come by they make this SWOOSH, SWOOSH, SWOOSH sound.  Then they hum out of hearing and it is silent.  That’s what I found the oddest.  Not hearing any race cars because they are so far away.

We have sat all over the speedway.   We sat in Lincoln Tower, Aniston Grandstand & Gadsden Grandstand coming out of four.  Pretty good seats.  Great view of back stretch, most of front stretch and all the turns as long as you are up high enough.  The only thing I didn't like was we could not see the start / finish line because it is located at the exit of the dog leg.  BUT these seats were real close to where we like to camp.

We sat in the Tri-Oval Tower on the top row at the start/finish line.  By far, the best seats I've had in a grandstand for what I consider a true superspeedway race (2.0 miles or bigger). The climb about killed me though.  Does it bother anyone else that the most expensive grandstands seats are the farthest away from the bathrooms?  With as much as the seat cost, you should get your own port-o-potty.

We sat in the Talladega Tower going into turn 1 one year.  Good seats.  Great view of the drag race coming out of the pits.  We could see all four turns and all the backstretch.  Giant Jumbotron located here too.  The only thing I didn't like was the stands moved when the crowd jumped to their feet as Junior took the lead and this is a new grand stand.

DIRECTIONS TO TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY & TRAFFIC TIPS
The following ALDOT has a good interactive map to help you. www.aldotgis.dot
Staying in Birmingham?  Check www.traffic.com/Birmingham
Staying in Atlanta?  Check www.traffic.com/Atlanta

Coming from the east via I-20: exit 173 - Eastaboga & proceed west on Speedway Blvd.

Coming from the west via I-20:  exit 168 Lincoln/Talladega. Take State Hwy 77 south. Then east on Speedway Blvd.

For helpful traffic tips and information during race weekend, listen to WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM, which will broadcast regular updates.

TRACK TIPS FROM TALLADEGA.COM:
• TRAFFIC AND PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Make sure you study the route you want to take before coming to the speedway.
2. If traffic is backing up, consider taking alternate routes into the facility.
3. Try to carpool. If you have considered chartering a bus, keep in mind that we have special reserved parking for these vehicles.
4. All day parking on Talladega superspeedway is FREE!
5. Pay special attention to the 1E,2E,2N,3N,9W and 10W parking, as they have great access in and out.
It is a little farther of a walk to your seats than other lots, but you can exit after the race fairly easily.
6. There is no overnight parking in areas designated as Day Parking.
7. All Allison Grandstand ticket holders should park in the 6E or 7E lot.
8. Fans are welcomed to tailgate after the day’s events are concluded but all Day Parking lots must be cleared before dark,
or two hours after the track events have concluded.
9. TRAM Services:
• Tram Services are offered at various locations. These trams run during race weekend and are free of charge to guests
• GEICO West Park, Allison Grandstand and North Tunnel tram routes will run for one hour after the conclusion of the races on Saturday and Sunday. The GEICO Family Park and GEICO North Park will not run post race. Infield Guests may re-enter the infield following the Sunday race via North Tunnel Tram or walk through South Tunnel.
10. Starting at 8am on Saturday all traffic coming onto Speedway Boulevard from the WEST will be routed one way.
11. Following Saturday events during race weekend, traffic will be routed out westbound, one-way only. ALL traffic entering the track should do so from the East.
12. On Sunday at 7am, all lanes of traffic coming onto Speedway Boulevard from the EAST and WEST will be one-way.
13. North Day Parking lots will be open Sunday only!

“We are coming to Talladega Superspeedway from the EAST then after the race we are going...”

EAST
Entry - The best route is to exit I-20 at Exit 173 Eastaboga and proceed west on Speedway Blvd. Lots 3N -5N and 1E-4E will provide the easiest exiting. Lots 1W-4W will also provide good parking, but it’s a little longer in exiting (see the Inside back cover of the fan guide).
Exit - Exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd. Follow signs to I-20 east.

WEST
Entry - See EAST above.
Exit - Exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd. Once you reach I-20, enter the Interstate going west toward Birmingham (see map on page 30 of the fan guide).

NORTH
Entry - See EAST above.
Exit - Exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd to County Road 097 north to Highway 78 east. Then either go north on County Road 005 to Highway 77 north or continue east on Highway 78 to Highway 202 into Anniston, then north on U.S. Hwy. 431.

SOUTH
Entry - See EAST above.
Exit - Exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd. Then take County Road 005 south into Talladega. From Talladega you can choose a number of routes south.

“We are coming to Talladega Superspeedway from the NORTH then after the race we are going...”

EAST
Entry - The best route is Hwy 77 south to County Road 005 south, then Hwy 78 west to County Road 097 south to Speedway Blvd. Then proceed west on Speedway Blvd. to the track. Park in lot 3N-5N or 1E-4E. This will allow for easier exiting (see map on inside back cover of the fan guide).
Exit - Exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd. Follow signs to I-20 East.

WEST
Entry - The best route is Hwy 77 south to Speedway Blvd., then turn east on Speedway Blvd. to the track. Recommended parking is in lots 9W-11W or 1E-4E.
Entry to the track can also be Hwy 77 south to County Road 005 south, then Hwy 78 west to County Road 097 south to Speedway Blvd. Then proceed west on Speedway Blvd. to the track. Park in lot 3N-5N (see map on inside back cover of the fan guide).
Exit - If you parked in lots east or north of the main entrance, proceed east on Speedway Blvd. and follow signs to I-20. If you parked west of the main entrance, proceed west on Speedway Blvd. to Hwy 77.

NORTH
Entry - Entry to the track can be by way of Hwy 77 to Speedway Blvd. and then east on Speedway Blvd. into the track. Recommended parking is in lot 9W-11 W. Entry to the track can also be County Road 005 south to Hwy 78 west, then County Road 097 south to Speedway Blvd west to the track. Recommended parking is in lots 3N-5N or 1E-4E (see map on inside back cover of the fan guide).
Exit - If you parked in lots 9W-11W, exit by proceeding West on Speedway Blvd. to Hwy 77. Take Hwy 77 North to I-59. If you parked in lot 9W-11W, take County Road 114 north to Hwy 78. You can then go as far as you like on Hwy 78 (see map on page 30 of the fan guide). If you parked in lot 1E-4E, 6E, 7E or 3N-5N, exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd. to County Road 097, then west on Hwy 77 north. Or, you may take Hwy 78 East to Hwy 202 into Anniston, then north on U.S. Hwy 431 (see map on page 30 of the fan guide).

SOUTH
Entry - Entry into the track can be by way of Hwy 77 to Speedway Blvd. and then east on Speedway Blvd. into the track. Recommended parking is in lot 9W-11W. Entry to the track can also be Hwy 77 south to County Road 005 south, then Hwy 78 west to County Road 097 south to Speedway Blvd. Then proceed west on Speedway Blvd. to the track. Park in lot 3N-5N or 1E-4E (see map on inside back cover of the fan guide).

“We are coming to Talladega Superspeedway from the SOUTH then after the race we are going...”

EAST
Entry - The best route is to come to the city of Talladega and take County Road 005 north, then take Speedway Blvd. west to the track. Park in lots 3N-5N or 1E-4E. This will make for easy exiting (see map on inside back cover of the fan guide).
Exit - Exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd. Follow signs to I-20 East.

WEST
Entry - The best route is to come to the city of Talladega and take Hwy 77 north. Then go right on County Road 377 over to County Road 326, and take 326 north to the track. About a mile from the track (after you cross the bridge) you will see Tipton Road. It will connect you to Speedway Blvd. Recommended parking is in lots 8W-11W (see map on inside back cover of the fan guide).
Exit - Exit by proceeding west on Speedway Blvd. to State Hwy 77. From there go either north or south on Hwy 77. Or, go back south on County Road 326 over to County Road 377, which will run into State Hwy 77.

NORTH
Entry - See WEST above.
Exit - Exit by proceeding west on Speedway Blvd. to Hwy 77. Take Hwy 77 North to I-59 (see map on page 30 of the fan guide). If you exit west on Speedway Blvd., we recommend you take County Road 114 (see map on page 30 of the fan guide) to Hwy 78. You can then take Hwy 78 west to Hwy 77. Also, if you entered the track by taking County Road 097, then Speedway Blvd. west, and parked in 3N-5N or 1E-4E, then we recommend you leave by going east on Speedway Blvd. to County Road 097 north to Highway 78 east. Then either go north on County Road 005 to Highway 77 north or continue east on Highway 78 to Highway 202 into Anniston, then north on U.S. Hwy 431.

SOUTH
Entry - See WEST above.
Exit - If you parked in lot 9W, proceed south on County Road 326 back into Talladega. From there you will have a couple of routes to choose (See map on page 30 of the fan guide). If you parked in lots 10W or 11W, proceed west on Speedway Blvd. and take a left onto Tipton Rd (see map on inside of back cover of the fan guide) to County Road 326.

“We are coming to Talladega Superspeedway from the WEST then after the race we are going...”

EAST
Entry - The best route is to exit I-20 at Exit 173 Eastaboga and proceed west on Speedway Blvd. Lots 3N-5N, 1E-4E and 1W-4W will provide the easiest exiting. Lot 5W and 6W also provide good parking, but it’s a little longer in exiting (see map on pages 28-29 of the fan guide).
Exit - Exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd. Follow signs to I-20.
WEST
Entry - The best route is to exit I-20 at Exit 168 Lincoln/Talladega. Take State Hwy 77 south. Then east on Speedway Blvd. Lots 8W-11W and 2N will provide the easiest exiting. Lots 5W & 6W also provide good parking, but take a little longer in exiting. OR, exit I-20 at Exit 173 Eastaboga. Go west on Speedway Blvd. and park in 3N-5N or 1E-4E (see map on inside back cover of the fan guide).
Exit - Exit by proceeding west on Speedway Blvd. Once you reach State Hwy 77 you can go north or south (see map on page 30 of the fan guide). If you parked in lot 3N-5N, 1E-4E, proceed East on Speedway Blvd. and follow the signs to I-20 (see map on page 30 of the fan guide).

NORTH
Entry - Entry into the track can be by way of Exit 168 Lincoln/Talladega or Exit 173 Eastaboga (see map on pages 28-29 of the fan guide).
Exit - If you parked in lot 1E-4E or 1W-4W, exit by proceeding east on Speedway Blvd to County Road 097 north to Highway 78 east. Then either go north on County Road 005 to Highway 77 north or continue east on Highway 78 to Highway 202 into Anniston, then north on U.S. Hwy 431.
Exit - If you parked in lots 2N-3N or 8W-11W, exit by proceeding west on Speedway Blvd. Go north on Hwy 77 up to I-59. If you exit west on Speedway Blvd., take County Road 114 north to Hwy 78, then west to Hwy 77, and north to I-59.

SOUTH
Entry - Entry into the track can be by way of Exit 168 Lincoln/Talladega or Exit 173 Eastaboga.
Exit - If you parked in lots 1W-6W or any of the lots east of the main entrance proceed east on Speedway Blvd. and take County Road 005 south into Talladega. If you parked in lot 8W-11W proceed west on Speedway Blvd. and then take Hwy 77 south into Talladega.

OUTBOUND TRAFFIC ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Traffic plan:
Parking Lots, Inbound and Outbound maps: www.talladegasuperspeedway.com

TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY PARKING

Day parking is FREE on speedway property.

TRAMS

During the event weekend, trams run regularly in the North Park, West Park and Family Park and from the north end to the south end of the infield. A tram is also available at the North Tunnel for infield pedestrian traffic throughout the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, a tram runs from the large American flag at the North Tunnel to the Allison Grandstand.

TRAM Services:
• Tram Services are offered at various locations. These trams run during race weekend and are free of charge to guests
• GEICO West Park, Allison Grandstand and North Tunnel tram routes will run for one hour after the conclusion of the races on Saturday and Sunday. The GEICO Family Park and GEICO North Park will not run post race. Infield Guests may re-enter the infield following the Sunday race via North Tunnel Tram or walk through South Tunnel.

GATES

INFIELD CROSSOVER GATE 9
Gate V9 is used to load the infield, but because it crosses the track it is only open during the following approximate times:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
'DEGA Club ONLY
Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Infield Campers
Opens at 5:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
Open until 5:30 p.m.
Re-Opens at 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
Open until 8:00 a.m.
Re-Opens from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Re-Opens 6:00 p.m. or after track activity concludes

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
Open until 8:30 a.m.
Re-Opens after track activity ends at approximately 5:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
Open until 12:30 p.m. with potential delays throughout the morning based on track activity
Re-Opens approximately 2 hours after track activity concludes
*DEGA Club Members always have priority load-in when the crossover gate opens.

Open and closing of Gate V9 is dictated by on track activity.  Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.  All times listed are Central Standard Time Zone

RESERVED OUTSIDE CAMPING GATES
Monday, October 13, 2014
'DEGA Club Members Only
Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

East Park, Pecan Grove, and West Parks A & B
Opens at 6:00 a.m.
Champions Corner, Legends Lane, Winners Walk I & II, and South Parks Reserved A-D
Opens at 8:00 a.m.

FREE CAMPING  Free Camping Gate Times:
Monday, October 13, 2014
'DEGA Club Members Only
Opens at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
North Park and West C
Opens at 6:00 a.m.
South Park
Opens at 8:00 a.m.

All times listed are Central Standard Time Zone

2015 TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
All Times Central

FRIDAY, MAY 1
-Grandstands Open at 8:00 am/ Day Parking Lots Open at 7:00 am
ARCA Final Practice 8:30 am - 10:20 am
NXS Final Practice 10:30 am - 12:50 pm
ARCA Qualifying 2:30 pm
NSCS Final Practice 3:30 pm - 4:25 pm
ARCA Driver Intros 4:30 pm
ARCA IMHOF 200 (76 Laps, 202.16 Miles) 5:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 2
-Grandstands Open at 8:00 am/ Day Parking Lots Open at 5:00 am
NXS Qualifying 10:00 am
NSCS Qualifying 12:00 pm
NXS Driver Intros 1:30 pm
NXS Winn-Dixie 300 (113 Laps, 300.58 Miles) 2:00 pmATURDAY, MAY 2

SUNDAY, MAY 3
-Grandstands Open at 8:00 am/ Day Parking Lots Open at 5:00 am
NSCS Driver Intros 11:30 am
NSCS GEICO 500 (188 Laps, 500.08 Miles) 12:00 pm

TICKETS & PACKAGES 2015

Reserved Frontstretch Grandstands: $55-$95
Towers 105.00 - 145.00

2 Day ticket packages 50.00 - 200.00

$50 off regular pricing for kids 12 & under throughout the lower grandstands and towers. Kids 12 and under sit for free in the Gadsden grandstand!
** While supplies last **

MILITARY DEALS: CLICK HERE

$19 College Student Ticket Includes:
Ticket for GEICO 500 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) on Sunday, May 3, 2015
Entry into Saturday Night Infield Concert on May 2, 2015
Free camping in designated COLLEGE area in North Park
Free parking

$38 2-Day College Student Ticket Package Includes:
Ticket for GEICO 500 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) on Sunday, May 3, 2015
Ticket for Winn-Dixie 300 (NASCAR XFINITY Series) on Saturday, May 2, 2015
Entry into Saturday Night Infield Concert on May 2, 2015
Free camping in designated COLLEGE area in North Park
Free parking

To purchase your ticket and reserve your kid's ticket, please call 877.Go2.DEGA.   MORE INFO CLICK HERE

PIT PASSES 2015

Pit Pass & Red Carpet to Driver's Meeting $50.00 Sunday, The Pre-Race Pit Pass is in effect on Sunday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm for the Sprint Cup Event.

Driver Intro & Pre-Race Pit Pass for $75 Includes access to Pre-Race Driver Q&A sessions! Includes access to Pre-Race Driver Q&A sessions! Drivers/Personalities scheduled to appear include Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney, and Rusty Wallace!

WHAT TO DO WHILE THERE
Racing stuff first

DRIVER'S APPEARANCES
Drivers apearances start posting a week before race day up until a few days before.  Many times there are not public annoucements made so go by the haulers on Friday and check for the signs 


www.jayski.com
DriverAppearances.com
www.tss.com

FRIDAY, MAY 1
ARCA Fan Walk & Autograph Session 11:30 am - 12:30 pm  ARCA Racing Series Garage Open to all infield guests.  11:30 am - 12:30 pm, infield trams will transport guests to the west entrance of the ARCA garage for entry. Guests will be directed down the center of the garage where they will be able to view the cars and crews making adjustments and talk with and get autographs from ARCA drivers and crews. Guests will exit the east gate of the ARCA garage and board trams for transportation back to the north and south end of the infield. Guests can bring one beverage into the Fan Walk, but coolers or glass containers are not allowed. All ages are welcome. No dress code. www.tss.com

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AUTOGRAPH SESSION 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Concourse Area behind OV Hill South Grandstand Section D & E
Guests/Fans will need to pick up wristbands before the session at the main Guest Services Office located at OV Hill South Grandstand Section L. Each guest/fan who has wristband will be guaranteed a spot in the autograph line. Guests/fans who do not have wristbands will be allowed in line and told they will be able to get autographs if time allows.
Drivers scheduled to appear include: Dakoda Armstrong, Mike Bliss, Cale Conley, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chase Elliott, Blake Koch, Brennan Poole, Ryan Reed, Boris Said, Regan Smith, Daniel Suarez. www.tss.com

SATURDAY, MAY 2
Casey Mears GEICO Display 10:45 am - 11:00 am www.tss.com
Brad Keselowski Miller Lite merchandise trailer 1:30 pm www.tss.com
Brad Keselowski Ford Display 1:55 pm www.tss.com

SUNDAY, MAY 3
Aric Almirola Ford Display 8:40 am - 8:55 am www.tss.com
Kyle Larson VIVA Display 8:45 am www.tss.com
Aric Almirola Honda Display 9:00 am - 9:30 am www.tss.com
Casey Mears GEICO Display 9:00 am - 9:20 am www.tss.com

THINGS TO DO AT OR NEAR THE TRACK

Race Fever Friday may 1

Darrell Waltrip, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Sam Hornish, Jr., Michael McDowell, Ross Chastain, Harrison Rhodes, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Brian Scott, Dakoda Armstrong, Jamie Dick, Michael Annett, Brendan Gaughan are scheduled to appear at Race Fever at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, May 1 at 5:00 PM. The event will take place in the FOX Sports Dome, at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.  Tickets are $50.00, which benefit children and adults served by Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB).


The Big One Friday, May 1

The Big One on the Blvd  7:30 pm on Talladega Blvd Start the weekend off right at NASCAR's biggest party! Open to all infield guests and 'DEGA Club members, the Big One on the Blvd starts with a parade featuring some of the sport's top drivers like Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Austin Dillon, and more! Once the float makes it to the south end of Talladega Blvd, the real party begins with BBQ sauce wrestling and even more fun activities to be announced.

Who has access to The Big One on the Blvd?
• 'DEGA Club Members
• Infield guests
   » Automobile and tent camping still available. Click here for more information.
• Guests who purchase a 5-Day Infield Admission Wristband
   » To purchase, call 855.518.RACE OR visit Gate 9 outside of Turn 3 beginning Wednesday, April 29 of race week.

Free Concerts 2015

CONCERTS IN THE CAMPGROUNDS
FRIDAY MAY 1 Beginning after 8:00 pm
SOUTH PARK RESERVED: A Band Called River
NORTH PARK: House of Thomas

SATURDAY, MAY 2
FREE Saturday night Infield Concert for all Sunday ticket holders featuring Chase Rice!  Festivities start at 7:30 pm with country singer/songwriter Buddy Brown, followed by a rocking session with Dee Jay Silver! Chase Rice will headline the show starting at approximately 9:00 pm!  Infield grassy area behind Eastaboga Blvd Open to all infield guests and any race fan presenting a Sunday GEICO 500 race ticket!  The North Tunnel tram, West Campground tram and the South Tunnel will be accessible until 12 am following the Chase Rice concert.

INFIELD BARS 2015 Friday - Sunday

FRIDAY, MAY 1
Tervis Bar & Bud Porta Party Horsepower Plaza8:00 am - 1 hour post-race
Bootlegger Draft and Cocktail Bar Infield near Talladega Blvd 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Miller Lite PavilionInfield near Talladega Blvd1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tower TavernTri-Oval Tower8:00 am - end of race

SATURDAY, MAY 2
Tervis Bar & Bud Porta Party Horsepower Plaza8:00 am - 1 hour post-race
Bootlegger Draft and Cocktail Bar Infield near Talladega Blvd 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Miller Lite PavilionInfield near Talladega Blvd2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tower TavernTri-Oval Tower8:00 am - end of race

SUNDAY, MAY 3
Tervis Bar & Bud Porta Party Horsepower Plaza8:00 am - 1 hour post-race
Bootlegger Draft and Cocktail Bar Infield near Talladega Blvd 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Miller Lite PavilionInfield near Talladega Blvd8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tower TavernTri-Oval Tower8:00 am - end of race

HORSEPOWER PLAZA - SOUVENIR/DISPLAY



Talladega Short Track
1/3 mile high banked (18°) red clay oval with 400 ft. straightaways. 

When you come in on exit 173 and turn left to go to the speedway there will be a short dirt track on your right across from the store.  The name is the Talladega Short Track.  The World of Outlaws runs the same weekend as the Winston Cup races.  They will also have a late modified race.  Go see this because it is a blast.  You get to see a race at racing's roots, a short dirt track, on Saturday night.  Then on Sunday, the exact opposite, a 2.66 mile asphalt jungle will be the stage for the race.  It is a REAL RACE FAN'S dream come true.  Also, there is usually a feature race with some one like Red Farmer and Kenny Schrader.

MUSEUM & INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
The Museum website

Museum Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 pm CDT Every day of the year except New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Easter.

The Hall of Fame has extended hours during race weeks at Talladega Superspeedway. The Motorsports Hall of Fame operates on Central Daylight Savings Time.

The Museum & hall of fame are located next to the ticket office. While at Talladega, you have to do the Museum and Motorsports Hall of Fame.  The Country Time Lemonade car that Michael Waltrip had a horrendous wreck in and walked away from is there.  Many of the King's cars, the Washington Redskins car, a few of DW's cars and many, many more are in this great museum. There is a library located within the museum. Listen for drivers appearances at the library because they only let the people with museum ticket stubs get in line for autographs.  5 minute wait to get an autograph.

Opened in April of 1983, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of motorsports. There are some great items here, old shoes drivers wore, uniforms, trophies, news articles and more.

DAVEY ALLISON WALK OF FAME website
AND Davey Allison Memorial Park

The Talladega-Texaco Walk of Fame in downtown Talladega is both a focal point saluting NASCAR's greatest names and a tribute to one of racing's brighest stars - the late Davey Allison.

Celebrate the 2010 class as voted on by the fans. The fans have voted for Kasey Kahne and Jim Paschal to be inducted in to this year's class. A fun event perfect for the family featuring music, games and fans!

More information will be announced closer to the event and can be found at www.talladegawalk.com

The citizens of Alabama created this park to honor their fallen son, Davey Allison.  His career was cut too short for us to have witnessed his true greatness as a driver.  Davey is missed by his fans and all real race fans to this day. They induct drivers into the walk of fame every year.

When they bestowed the honor on Ricky Rudd he told the crowd in part, "I am honored to be the driver of Davey's car.  The #28 Havoline always has been & always will be Davey's car.  I'm just allowed to drive it."

The Walk of Fame is located in the city of Talladega. Take 77 to 21 heading into the city of Talladega.  Follow signs to the Walk of Fame Park.

During the fall race, they have shuttle buses that take you from the speedway to the Walk of Fame for the inductees for that year.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Cheaha State Park is located in the Talladega National Forest.  This large park offers a lodge set atop a beautiful secluded mountain top with many adventure trails, picnic areas, and a lake area with pedal boating, swimming, and fishing. 

Located in Childersberg are the DeSoto Caverns.  It features Guided tours, RV camping and 21 outside attractions. Located there is a 12-story caverns larger than football field. To keep the kids entertained there are Laser light/sound show, a maze, Gem Panning, Crystal Find, Wacky Water Golf, Potty Racers and Paddle Boats. DeSoto Caverns Park Childersburg 256-378-7252

In nearby Anniston visit the Anniston Museum of Natural History.  It has displays include dinosaurs and fossils, 400-species bird collection, authentic Egyptian mummies, walk-through replica of Alabama cave, children’s discovery room, nature trails and changing art exhibits. Also in Anniston is Berman Museum of World History which has many historical objects of the American West, world wars, Napoleon Bonaparte, Jefferson Davis and Adolf Hitler.

Site about Alabama Civil War Camps.  One in Anniston and one in talladega 

In nearby Birmingham is The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.  It has a collection of over 900 vintage and modern motorcycles and as well as a substantial collection of Lotus and other racecars. There are approximately five hundred motorcycles on display at any given time. These bikes range from 1904 to current-year production. 

While in Birmingham go visit the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.  This museum tells the story of musical greats like Sun Ra, Lionel Hampton, Nat "King" Cole, Erskine Hawkins, W.C. Handy, Cootie Williams, Amos Gordon, John T. "Fess" Whatley, and many others. Exhibits and memorabilia are displayed in the historic Carver Theater.  Or if Art is your thing, visit the Birmingham Museum of Art which is the largest municipal art museum in the Southeast.  It has a permanent art collection of over 17,000 works of art from many diverse cultures, especially European, American, Asian, and African.
There are many Golf courses, unique shopping, Galleries, Historic Sites & Monuments in nearby Birmingham.  

How about a visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the oldest municipally owned garden in Alabama?  67 acres containing more than 25 display gardens and the largest clearspan greenhouse in Southeast. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a State-of-art, multi-media facility housing exhibitions of historical events from post-World War I racial segregation to present-day racial progress is worth a visit too. The Birmingham Zoo has 700 wild animals!  See Alligator Swamp, feed colorful parrots in Lorikeet Aviary, experience African Savannah and ride the train.  Also, in Birmingham is a Children's Theatre, now in its 60th season.   The Five Points South Historic District is for all you shoppers.  Funky boutiques, antique shops, design studios, galleries and restaurants some in buildings as old as the 1880’s.

Don’t forget that Talladega is just an exit or two from the mountains.  Go for a ride thru the beautiful countryside.

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum   (Birmingham)
Paul W. Bryant Museum/University of Alabama Museums   (Tuscaloosa)
Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall Talladega 256-761-1364

Other Speedway Info
WILL CALL

Monday - Saturday will call is located at the Talladega Superspeedway ticket office inside the International Motorsports Hall of Fame building. Will call windows are set up outside. Mon - Fri Hours: 8 am - 7 pm, Sat Hours: 7 am – 6 pm

Infield Admission Passes and Infield Spots are held at the Infield Ticket Booth Will Call just outside of gate 9.

Overnight Pick-up Monday through Saturday: All Will call is available for pick-up between 7 pm and 7 am at the Infield ticket booth located outside of gate 9.

On Sunday, Frontstretch will call is at Ticket Booth D located at Entrance Plaza 3 and Allison Grandstand will call is at Ticket Booth I located at Entrance Plaza 8.

Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office

The Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office, located at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Building, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during non-event weeks. During race week, the ticket office is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. All times listed above are Central Standard Time.

INFIELD
WALK-INS WELCOME

Walk-in admission tickets are still available Friday through Sunday at the North Tunnel, Gate V9 and the South Tunnel. Friday tickets are $110, Saturday $90 and Sunday $70. Customers are allowed to walk inside the track through the South  Tunnel and Gate V9, which is dictated by track activity.  Transportation is provided for those customers entering through the North Tunnel 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets may be purchased at the Infield Ticket Booth located at Gate V9.  Walk-ins are required to leave vehicles outside the track in one of the parking areas. Vehicles must be in overnight parking area if customer plans on staying the night in the infield.
Vehicles illegally parked will be towed at owner’s expense.
Please note: Traffic will not be able to leave the infield through Gate V9 AND SOUTH TUNNEL until two hours following Sunday’s race

MORE INFO FOR GETTING INTO THE INFIELD:

Lineup for infield entry begins at 6 a.m. on Wednesday of race week in the gravel staging area near Gate V9. • Entry for Frontrunners Clubs I & II, Talladega and Eastaboga Boulevard and Allison Motorhome Avenue begins at 6 a.m. on Thursday of race week. • Red and Green Zone guests may enter the infield Thursday morning also for an additional $10 per guest if time permits. • Regular entry for Red, Green, 3-Day Blue and 3-Day Yellow Zone guests begins on Thursday of race week at approximately 6 p.m. Gate V9 will remain open until approximately 8 a.m. on Friday of race week. • Once a vehicle enters the infield, it must remain parked. • 2-Day Blue and Yellow Zone guest may enter the infield through Gate V9 on Friday of race week after the days activities are concluded. Gate V9 will remain open until approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday of race week. • Gate V9 will reopen Saturday of race week, once track activity is completed that afternoon. It will remain open until approximately 9 a.m. Sunday of race week. • The opening and closing of Gate V9 is dictated by track activity and is subject to change without notice. • Tow vehicles are defined as any vehicle which can be driven in and out of the infield or any large double axle trailer.

FAN INFORMATION BOOTHS

The Fan Information Booths are located at several different locations throughout the facility. There are five Fan Information Booth locations: under the Tri-Oval Tower at the top of the hill, Gate EP3 area in the HC3 handicapped parking lot (frontstretch
behind O.V. Hill North Section), Gate EP1 North End, in the HC1 handicapped parking area and on the backstretch. Child identification bracelets are also available at the Fan Information Booths. These bracelets help identify children in the event of separation from their parents or group and include both name and seat location. The fan information booths are equipped to answer all your questions and supply you with any information you might need concerning Talladega Superspeedway. The Fan
Information Booths also have contact with the control tower for announcements (on an emergency basis only) and serve as the track’s lost and found.

CONCESSIONS

High priced like tracks.  The lower section of the front stretch at Talladega is in desperate need of upgrading.

RESTROOMS

As I just said: The front stretch at Talladega is in desperate need of upgrading.  The last time we were there not only wasn't there hot water in the women's room near the high dollar seats, there was no water!  A worker told me there was a problem with the plumbing because of all the use.....Now why would you invite 190,000 plus people to your house if the plumbing wouldn't handle it?  I remember a women telling me it was her first and last race if all tracks were is such bad shape. 
I told her "No, just the tracks owned by ISC/NASCAR."

The restrooms in the ticket office/Museum building were no better.

FROM PENNY:  Allison grandstands, the women's restrooms are great!
There are probably close to 50 stalls and 20 sinks in each one. I'm not sure of the exact #, but I think there are 3-4 sets of them over there.

INFIELD SHOWER HOUSE

Talladega Superspeedway’s infield shower house is located at the North end of the track in the Green Zone. The shower house is open 24 hours a day and is equipped with more than 35 showers.

STAFF

To be real honest, this is something I have to check on next time I am there.  I know where everything is so never needed to ask...til now that I have this website! 



WHAT IS & ISN'T ALLOWED INTO GRANDSTANDS:

No backpacks, hard coolers, large bags allowed into the grandstands.

Soft-sided coolers or insulated bags are allowed into the grandstands provided they fit the required size requirement:6”X6”X12” or smaller.
ONLY ONE SOFT-SIDED COOLER OR INSULATED BAG ALLOWED PER TICKET HOLDER
Clear plastic bags are allowed into the grandstands provided they fit the required size requirement: 18”X18”X4”or smaller.

ONLY ONE CLEAR PLASTIC BAG ALLOWED PER TICKETHOLDER. NO ICE ALLOWED IN CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS.

Items such as binoculars, radio scanners, cameras and seat cushions are still allowed in the grandstands. Talladega Superspeedway asks that fans utilize neck straps and belt clips to bring those items through the gates.

Food & Beverages ARE allowed.
All items brought through the gate areas are subject to inspection.
The track is not responsible for any items left at the gates. In essence, with the exception of hard coolers, backpacks and large bags, all items that have been allowed into the grandstands in the past are still allowed. For those fans who bring other items (scanners, cameras, binoculars, etc.) please make use of belt clips and neck straps as you enter through the gates.


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