TALLADEGA, AL – Working closely with NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), Talladega Superspeedway performed an extensive review of its facility and outlined significant safety enhancements that will be in place prior to our NASCAR weekend, Oct. 23-25.
Working with Cheaha Construction, we have installed more than 8,000 linear feet of Steel and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) Barrier in 2015. We are covering the entire outside and interior retaining walls of the 2.66-mile facility.
Safety of our competitors and fans is our top priority and we will continue to review the facility and provide updates as circumstances warrant. We look forward to a tremendous NASCAR weekend featuring the third and final race of the Contender Round in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
The Oct. 23-25 weekend will feature the CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola(Saturday, Oct. 24, Noon CDT start) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. The CampingWorld.com 500 is the final race of the Contender Round in the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in which the field of 12 eligible drivers to the title will be cut from 12 to eight at the checkered flag. The green flag drops at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Oct. 25. Tickets are available by calling 1-877-Go2-DEGA or by visitingwww.talladegasuperspeedway.com
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), most banked (33 degrees), and longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly, offering up hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids ticket prices and special offers for military members and college students. The historic venue, built in 1969, is NASCAR’s “Party Capital” thanks to the track’s infamous infield, which features the traditional Saturday Night Concert and the world renowned Talladega Blvd, home of the “Big One on the Blvd” party. It is the site of the most comfortable seats in motorsports, large video viewing boards (a new initiative planned for future implementation at all ISC tracks) lining the frontstretch and endless activities for fans throughout its event weekends. Log on to www.talladegasuperspeedway.