Talladega Superspeedway's Transformation Project Progress
On Tuesday officials at the Talladega Superspeedway opened their gates to show the progress on the upgrades at the track.The $50 million Transformation Infield Project begins with a 2-lane oversided vehicle tunnel that will allow fans’ to bring their RVs and team haulers to enter and exit the facility 24 hours. The tunnel will measure 208-feet long and 28 feet wide. Officials highlighted just how large the task is. The tunnel is the first part of an extensive plan to make the Superspeedway the most dynamic facility in the nation.
Legendary drivers and members of the famous Alabama Gang Donnie Allison & Red Farmer were on hand for the media tour. The iconic duo, who hailed from nearby Hueytown, AL and helped put racing on the map in the Yellowhammer State in the late 1950s, were at the 2.66-mile venue to help kick off the track’s 50th Anniversary celebration. They toured the construction of the tunnel, as well as the new 69-spot Finish Line Premium RV area, both of which are scheduled for completion in time for the track’s April 26-28, 2019 spring motorsports tripleheader weekend featuring the GEICO 500.
(Hear from Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch, general contractor Lance Taylor & legendary driver Red Farmer in the featured video)
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