Monday, April 28, 2014

Travel Tips: Talladega Superspeedway – May 2-4, 2014

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The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series are joined by the ARCA Racing Series as they travel to Talladega, Alabama, home of Talladega Superspeedway. Aaron’s Dream Weekend includes the ARCA International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 and Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 on Saturday, May 3 and the Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 on Sunday, May 4.

Off-track activities:
  • Visit the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, located adjacent to the speedway. Extended hours for race week are Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, Thursday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. CT, Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. CT, Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. CT.
  • On Friday, May 2, fans on the infield can take part in the ARCA Fan Walk and autograph session from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CT in the ARCA garage area. There will also be a Nationwide Series autograph session from 1:45-2:30 p.m. CT in the Concourse area behind the OV Hill South grandstands sections D & E; wristbands for the autograph session can be picked up at Guest Services, located near OV Hill South grandstands section L.
  • Also on Friday, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame will host Race Fever Fan Frenzy beginning at 6 p.m. CT. It’s an all-you-can-eat BBQ, silent auction, live auction and more to benefit the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Later that night at 6:45 p.m. CT, “The Big One on the Boulevard” celebrates the wild side of Talladega, featuring a parade, driver Q&As with ESPN’s Marty Smith, a MoonPie® eating contest and BBQ sauce wrestling. Learn more here.

Key on-track times:

Friday, May 2 –
  • ARCA Racing Series practice – 9 a.m. CT
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 1 and 2:30 p.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series qualifying – 3:35 p.m. CT
  • Nationwide Series qualifying – 5:40 p.m. CT

Saturday, May 3 –
  • ARCA Racing Series International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 – 10 a.m. CT
  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying – 12:10 p.m. CT
  • Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 – 3 p.m. CT

Sunday, May 4
  • Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 – noon CT

Check out guest services information, grandstand guidelines and more here, and get the complete event schedule, including more things to do at the track here.

Get more information and purchase tickets for this weekend’s race at


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