History

The Talladega Superspeedway just north of Talladega in Lincoln, Alabama is a 2.5-mile tri-oval. The 78,000-seat speedway opened in 1969 and cost $4 million to build. The Talladega Superspeedway is the longest oval track in NASCAR and home to the GEICO 500 and Alabama 500.

Over the years, the Talladega Superspeedway has undergone several renovations. The track has been repaved four times, and in 2006 it was resurfaced. Most recently, the 18,000-seat Allison Grandstand was removed.

In addition to hosting NASCAR races, the Talladega Superspeedway is home to the ARCA General Tire 200. The racetrack also hosted six IMSA GT Championships on the infield road course before 1983. Outside of racing, the Talladega Superspeedway is the site of the annual Birmingham Ultimate Disc Association Mud Bowl Tournament.

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