TALLADEGA, Ala. – Actor Josh McDermitt, best known for his role as a series regular on AMC’s record-breaking hit series The Walking Dead, will serve as an Honorary Official for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway today, April 28.
McDermitt, who plays the role of Dr. Eugene Porter in the drama based off the comic book series of the same name, can also be seen on the Showtime limited series The Loudest Voice (the Roger Ailes Fox News story), playing the role of Glenn Beck. His previous credits include a recurring role on the final season of Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men on AMC. Additionally, he has starred in two independent feature films, both of which receive critical acclaim on the festival circuit: Middle Man, a dark comedy written and directed by Ned Crowley, and Life in Color, a romantic comedy written and directed by Katherine Emmer.
The Phoenix, Arizona native joins his Walking Dead co-star and TV host Norman Reedus at Talladega Superspeedway, with Reedus set to lead the field to green as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the GEICO 500, as announced earlier this week. Both will take part in festivities on the pre-race stage.
The GEICO 500 will be the track’s 100th race in NASCAR’s premier series. It gets the green flag at 1 p.m. CDT.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway – which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year – is the most competitive race track on the NASCAR schedule (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), the highest-banked (33 degrees) and the longest (2.66 miles) as well as the most fun and fan-friendly. Talladega offers something for everyone, including hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids tickets and college student prices, along with special offers for military members, first responders, teachers and educators. The historic venue, which opened in 1969, is deemed NASCAR’s “Party Capital” thanks to the track’s infamous infield, the traditional Saturday Night Infield Concert on event weekends and renowned Talladega Blvd., home of the “Big One on the Blvd.” party. It’s the site of the most comfortable seats in motorsports, large ISM Vision HD video boards lining the frontstretch and numerous pre-race activities for fans on race day, including special Kids VIP opportunities. For ticket information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 855-518-RACE (7223).
The track, along with its parent company, International Speedway Corporation, announced last year Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project presented by Graybar. The approximate $50 million redevelopment endeavor is part of ISC’s long-term capital allocation plan and reinvestment into its major motorsports complexes. The project, highlighted by a one-of-a-kind Talladega Garage Experience, will feature “up-close” access, interactive attractions and enhanced amenities for fans, sponsors, teams and stakeholders in the iconic Talladega infield. Full completion of the modernized project is scheduled for October 2019. Fans can learn more about the project and view the progress 24/7 via the construction cam by visiting www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/transformation.