Talladega Motor Speedway, also known as Talladegas Superspeedway or Anniston International Motor Speedway, is an asphalt-based motor sports complex located north of Tuscaloosa, AL. It is currently located in the rural town of Lincoln, AL, on the former Anniston Air Force base. The complex includes several racetrack facilities and features two championship tracks. The site is owned by Penske Corporation, who also owns the race teams.
The name Talladegas comes from the name of the local newspaper, the Talladegas-Penske Courier. The name was later used for all of the tracks in the area, but it is the one commonly associated with the motorsport complex.
The Talladegas Motor Speedway is the only facility to ever host the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on its surface. It has since been replaced with the more modern Daytona International Speedway. The track features four different layouts to offer a good variety of racing.
The oval layout of Talladegas, which is named “Branford Park,” features a short, serpentine-styled design. This layout offers speedway enthusiasts a number of options for passing. A number of fans appreciate the “long shot” option, which has them heading straight into the pits at the end of the backstretch.
On the oval layout of the Talladegas Superspeedway, “Chili County Park” features an oval pattern. The track is set on a small patch of land between two large, wooded areas. Drivers must take the inside/right turn at the corner leading to the left-hand end of the track. The track also features an inside/right left-hand turn on its left-side stretch. The track is designed with three wide-gauge lanes and one right-gauge lane.
The “Parx” layout of the Talladegas Superspeedway features a flat, oval layout that features three high-banked turns. The layout is named after the former county courthouse. that was located within the course.
The “Aero” layout of Talladegas is the only layout in which the layout follows the path of the southern skyline, providing fans with scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico. and the Gulf of Alabama.
The Talladegas Superspecialty has hosted many national and regional sporting events since the 1970s, including major NASCAR and auto racing events. The race teams also compete in numerous other racing events throughout the region. The teams have built a name in local community goodwill and philanthropy, including the Talladegas Youth Foundation.
In addition to the Talladegas Motor Speedway, the track hosts a regular NASCAR race every month. It also hosts a few auto races and a variety of high school, youth and junior auto racing events. The Talladegas Motor Speedway has been featured in several popular television programs over the years, including “NASCAR Nextel Cup,” “NASCAR American Touring Series,” “NASCAR Camping World Cup,” “NASCAR Racing”NCAA College Series.”
The Talladegas Motor Speedway was also a featured location in the film “Rocky Mountain High” for seven years. The movie was directed by Robert Redford and produced by Universal Pictures. There are several famous locations that the film was filmed at, including the Talladegas Motor Speedway, including a pit that is featured in the film's final scene.
The Talladegas Motor Speedway is located about two hours southwest of Columbus, Georgia. The speedway is the site of the Talladegas Motor Racing Association (TMA) meets, which is a yearly event featuring several of the country's premier touring speedways.
The track features a large field of well-known drivers, including Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt. It was one of the first tracks to be dedicated to wheelchair handicapping.
In order to experience all that Talladegas has to offer, it is best to check out the track's website. Fans can book tickets online or by telephone and can also purchase special offers. through its website.