Fast facts

Year Opened: 1969

Capacity: 175000

City / State: Lincoln / Alabama

Biggest Event: GEICO 500

All time Champion: Jeff Gordon

Recent Winner: Kyle Busch

Known for: Its tri-oval track

Last 5 Winners


Chase Elliott won the 2019 GEICO 500 with a time of 3:05:59. He was able to beat Alex Bowman and Ryan Preece who got 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

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Joey Logano won the GEICO 500 in 2018 with a time of 3:16:46. He was able to beat Kurt Busch who got 2nd place, and Chase Elliott who ended up in 3rd. The race extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the GEICO 500 in 2017 with a time of 3:29:16. He was able to beat Jamie McMurray who got 2nd place, and Kyle Busch who ended up in 3rd. The race extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish

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Brad Keselowski won the GEICO 500 in 2016 with a time of 3:34:15. He was able to beat Kyle Busch who got 2nd place, and Austin Dillon who ended up in 3rd.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the GEICO 500 race in 2015 with a time of 3:08:08. He was able to beat Jimmie Johnson who got 2nd place, and Paul Menard who ended up in 3rd.

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Tailgate Guide


The tailgate scene surrounding the Talladega Superspeedway is one big party, so come prepared to let loose when traveling to ‘Dega. Tailgating isn’t just a one day, or even weekend, event at Talladega as fans come for the entire week leading up to the main event on Sunday. Everywhere you look, you’ll see people grilling out, drinking, beer, and having a good time when attending a race week at Talladega.

One of the best places to camp for the race is the infield. The infield at Talladega Superspeedway opens on Wednesday and is where you’ll find a lot of the wildest and most fun parties during the week. The fans in the infield love racing and party hard from Wednesday throughout the race, so if you like getting rowdy, then the infield is the place for you.

Another place where you’ll find a lot of hard partying is the free camping areas. The fans in the Geico North Park go especially hard as there are no quiet hours in that campsite meaning you can party to your heart’s content.

Don’t worry though if you’re looking for a more family-friendly atmosphere as there are several family and alcohol-free campsites as well. No matter how wild or mild you want to go, you’ll find a campsite to fit your needs when attending a race at the Talladega Superspeedway.

In addition to a lot of camping options, the Talladega Superspeedway also offers a lot of pre-race entertainment. The Big One on the Boulevard is a huge Friday night party that anyone who wants to get into the swing of things won’t want to miss. The Saturday Night Infield Concert is also a can’t miss part of the weekend and typically features a big name act, so don’t miss it either.

Before the race also take some time to get up close with your favorite drivers and racing teams. The Pre-Race Pit Pass and the Pre-Race Pit Pass Upgrade give you access to your favorite teams and drivers before the race, so make sure to get one to get the most out of your weekend.

The Talladega Superspeedway is home to the biggest party in NASCAR and is the perfect place for any NASCAR fan who loves to party.


Big One on the Boulevard

If you’re looking to get the most out of your tailgating experience and want to party hard, then make sure to check out the Big One on the Boulevard. This party takes place on Friday night of race weekend and is a crazy event you won’t want to miss.

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Saturday Night Infield Concert

The Saturday Night Infield Concert is a can’t miss. The concert always features a major act and is a fun time for anyone attending a race at Talladega, so don’t miss it during your trip.

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Pre-Race Pit Pass and Upgrade

The Pre-Race Pit Pass and Pre-Race Pit Pass Upgrade allow you to see your favorite teams and drivers get ready for the race as well as watch celebrities and NASCAR officials walk the red carpet to the drivers meeting. The upgrade also grants you access to driver Q&A’s and the driver introductions.

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Where to tailgate

Stadium Guide

In Game

After a week or so of partying before the big race, sit back and enjoy the show at one of the most famous racetracks on the NASCAR circuit. The Talladega Superspeedway has been the home to many memorable moments over the years, and you never know what you’ll see next.

The two biggest events of the year are the GEICO 500 and 1000Bulbs.com 500, so don’t miss either race. There is a lot at stake at both events, but you can’t beat the atmosphere at the 1000Bulbs.com 500, which is a pivotal race in the NASCAR playoff series.

While at either race take advantage of the hospitality options available to you. The Fan Suites, Busch Balcony, and the Back 40 Beer Co. Paddock Club all offer you luxurious ways to take in the race. If you’re looking to watch the race from a climate controlled box, then you can’t beat the fan suites. On the other hand, those of you who want a unique view of the race and the action in the pits will want to get tickets in the Paddock Club.

You’ll also find several incredible VIP experiences surrounding the NASCAR Cup Series weekends as well. The Unrestricted Weekend is the ultimate way to experience a NASCAR race at Talladega. The package gives you an unparalleled look behind the scenes as it not only gives you access to the garages before the race it also lets you take a picture in Victory Lane.

Kids will also have the chance to enjoy a VIP experience as there are several VIP experiences available for the young fans. The experiences range from riding in the Grand Marshall car to getting a guided tour of the garage all of which provide an unforgettable experience.

Finally, if you’ve ever dreamed of being behind the wheel of a stock car, then you’ll be in luck as the Talladega Superspeedway is home to both the NASCAR Racing Experience and Richard Petty Driving Experience.

A trip to see a race at the Talladega Superspeedway is a fantastic time for any NASCAR fan, so start planning your trip today.

Things to check out

Fan Suites

If you want to watch the race in style, then the Fan Suites are just the thing for you. The Fan Suites provide you with a climate controlled viewing area, catered meals, unlimited drinks, and a Pre-Race Pit Pass Upgrade.

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Busch Balcony

Located right near Turn 4, the Busch Balcony is an excellent way to watch the race. The Busch Balcony provides you with unlimited beer, a hospitality tent, and a catered breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Back 40 Beer Co. Paddock Club

Located right behind Pit Road, the Back 40 Beer Co. Paddock Club is the perfect package for anyone who wants to take in the race from the pits. Not only will you have a fantastic view of the pits you’ll also be provided with a Pre-Race Pit Pass Upgrade and a tour of the garage.

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Unrestricted Weekend

Those of you who want to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on during race weekend won't’ be able to beat the Unrestricted Weekend VIP Package. The package provides you with garage and pit access and even lets you get your picture taken in Victory Lane.

Sunday VIP Experience

The Sunday VIP Experience offers you the opportunity to take a hot lap in the Grand Marshall car and take a VIP tour led by Glenn Jarrett. If you’re looking for a VIP Experience on race day, then sign up for this.

Kids VIP Experience

Those of you taking kids to the race will want to check out the Kids VIP Experience. The Kids VIP Experience gives kids the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences including fist bumping their favorite driver, a lap in the Grand Marshall car, a guided tour of the garage, and much more.

Driving Schools

The driving schools a the Talladega Superspeedway offer you the chance to feel what it’s like to be a NASCAR driver. Both the NASCAR Racing Experience and the Richard Petty Driving Experience are wonderful experiences, so check them out during your trip to Talladega.

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Bars & Restaurants

  1. Rick’s Crossroads Grill

    Ricks Crossroads Grill BBQ

    Hand Cut and cooked to perfection. You can't find a better steak in town.

    48278 US-78, Lincoln, AL 35096, USA


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    bbq - $$

  2. Shack BBQ

    Shack BBQ barbecue

    Longtime, family-owned joint serving hearty BBQ plates & sandwiches, plus classic sides & sweet tea.

    7744 Stemley Bridge Rd, Talladega, AL 35160, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  3. Ranas Mexican Restaurant

    Ranas Mexican Restaurant Tacos

    Come and experience beautiful Mexican culture through the food they serve.

    75301 AL-77, Lincoln, AL 35096, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  4. Ark

    Iron Skillet Fried Chicken State Line Fried Chicken Finish Line Cafe Fried Chicken Ark Fried Chicken Chicken Tenders Takis Diner Fried Chicken

    Makes you keep on wanting for more with its unique but exquisite seafood dishes!

    13030 US-78, Riverside, AL 35135, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Custom Pizza Co

    Custom Pizza Co Pizza Elizabeths Pizza Pizza Colonnade PIzza Restaurant Pizza

    Good pizza should take you to places story. And that is exactly what this pizza do.

    65290 AL-77, Talladega, AL 35160, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  6. Stampede Steakhouse

    Stampede Steakhouse Snacks

    We pride ourselves by serving food so that when you get through eating you will say, "that tasted just like momma cooked."

    710 E Battle St, Talladega, AL 35160, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  7. Buddy’s BBQ

    Tooties Restaurant Burger Galaxy Diner Burger Chicken Box Restaurant Burger Buddys BBQ Burger TJs Restaurant Burger Lazy Palm Sports Bar and Grill Burger Skids Iggys Sports Grill

    The Buddy’s Family operates with our original philosophy of treating customers as if they were guests in our own home.

    103 Haynes St, Talladega, AL 35160, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  8. T Town Wings

    T Town Wings Chicken Wings

    This place encompasses what Talladega is all about.

    221 Haynes St, Talladega, AL 35160, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  9. Dega Brewhouse

    Anchor Bar Beer Dega Brewhouse Beer Phoenix Grill & Bar Beer The Canadian Brewhouse Beer Lil Dickys

    DBH will offer craft beers, wine and spirits with an atmosphere to boot! Stay tuned for more renovation pics and updates.

    120 Talladega Creek Rd, Talladega, AL 35160, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Bootleggers Lounge

    Bootleggers Lounge Beer Whiskey Cocktails

    Come and join in on the fun at Bootlegger Bar.

    13050 US-78, Riverside, AL 35135, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Dee Ford’s West

    Mamas Country Showcase Beer 33 West Ale House and Grill Beer Tequila Hoppers Bar & Grill Beer Dee Fords West Beer Sams Hideaway Beer Augis Sports Grill Beer Tipperarys Pub Beer

    With its extensive menu and great selection of alcoholic drinks, no doubt you'll love this place.

    1960 McCaig Rd, Lincoln, AL 35096, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Caribe Club and Marina

    Caribe Club and Marina Green Beer Mojito

    Caribe Club and Marina is a great place to feel like you have escaped to the Caribbean!

    84 Blue Eye Rd W, Lincoln, AL 35096, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$