Monday, May 1, 2017

Travel Tips: Talladega Superspeedway – May 5-7, 2017

credit: NASCAR Media
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series are joined by the ARCA Racing Series in Talladega, Alabama, the home of Talladega Superspeedway. The weekend schedule includes the ARCA General Tire 200 on Friday, May 5, the Xfinity Series Sparks Energy 300 on Saturday, May 6 and the Cup Series GEICO 500 on Sunday, May 7.

Visit the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum, located adjacent to the speedway, for a glance back at the history of motorsports. Extended hours will be available during race week – check the website for details.

On Friday, all infield guests and renewal guests can check out “The Big One on the Blvd” for a giant ‘Dega de Mayo party. On Saturday night, country legend the Charlie Daniels Band will hit the infield stage at approximately 9 p.m. CT. The concert is open to all infield guests and anyone with a Sunday race ticket.

Key on-track times:

Friday, May 5 –
  • ARCA Racing Series practice – 8:30 a.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series practice – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice – 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series qualifying – 2:30 p.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series General Tire 200 – 5 p.m. CT
Saturday, May 6 –
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 9:30 a.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series Sparks Energy 300 –noon CT
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – 3 p.m. CT
Sunday, May 7
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 – 1 p.m. CT
Check out the grandstand guide here and frequently asked questions here.

Get more information and purchase tickets for this weekend’s race at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.

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