Monday, October 13, 2014

Travel Tips: Talladega Superspeedway – Oct. 17-19, 2014

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Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama hosts the final race in the Contender Round in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup, the GEICO 500, on Sunday, Oct. 19. Also on the schedule for the weekend at Talladega: the Camping World Truck Series’ fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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While you’re there, visit the International  Motorsports 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.-7 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. CT.

There will be a Camping World Truck Series autograph session on Friday at 2:30 p.m. CT in the Concourse Area behind OV Hill South Grandstand Section D & E. Wristbands for the session can be picked up at the main Guest Services office at OV Hill South Section L.

On Saturday after the Truck Series race, country singer Thomas Rhett takes the stage at 9 p.m. CT. The concert is free to all infield guests and any fan presenting a Sunday race ticket.

Find a complete schedule of off-track events here.

Key on-track times:

Friday, Oct. 17 –
  • Camping World Truck Series practice – 8:30 a.m. CT
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. CT
  • Camping World Truck Series qualifying – 4:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, Oct. 18 –
  • Camping World Truck Series fred’s 250 – noon CT
  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying – 3:30 p.m. CT

Sunday, Oct. 19
  • Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 – 1 p.m. CT

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


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