Bill France, founder of NASCAR, felt that Daytona wasn't big enough. So he bought some land in Alabama and had a race track built.
A big track, a wide track, and a wicked fast track.
If you're a NASCAR fan do you think you know lots about Talladega Superspeedway?
What was the property used for before it was a speed plant?
What was the original name of the track?
What happened at the first race weekend?
Is there a "Jinx" at the speedway?
Why did one driver say "Someone tried to commit mass murder"?
Which drivers won their first and only races there?
What happened to cause the first "Big One"? This crash is also known as "The Biggest One"!
Why was the pace car the center of attention before one race?
Who has the fastest qualifying speed EVER at the circuit?
What accident nearly ruined NASCAR?
Don't forget about the all time lead changes record in a race. The fastest 500 mile race record and driver deaths that all come into play. They all make up the rich history of Talladega Superspeedway.
It really is Wicked Fast Talladega!
J Louis Frey has been an auto racing fan for over 40 years and continues to attend races. He collects racing books, magazines, and programs. Frey is married and has two children. He loves all types of racing from Sprint Cup to sprint cars!read more
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