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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Week Five–Talladega Superspeedway, Riding Around the Track

William "Bill" France, Sr. broke ground on the former Anniston Air Force Base in 1968. He wanted to build a track faster and longer than Daytona International Speedway. Originally named Alabama International Motor Speedway. The name was changed in 1989  to Talladega Superspeedway. The track opened on September 13, 1969. The cost was $4 million. The track is a tri-oval and is most known for its steep banking and the unique location of the start/finish line - located just past the exit to pit road. The track currently hosts the NASCAR series such as the Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66-mile-long tri-oval like the Daytona International Speedway, which also is a 2.5-mile-long tri-oval.
  
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The seating capacity is 80,000.[1] The seats are purposely red with white interspersed. It always looks like they are occupied.

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Out of the bus and to take photos on the stage of Victory Lane.
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I missed taking a photo of Turn 2

Most of the photos were taken through the minibus windows. 
It was a “Fun Ride”
.[1]  ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talladega_Superspeedway

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