Monday, October 9, 2017

Travel Tips: Talladega Superspeedway – Oct. 13-15, 2017

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It’s the middle race in Round Two of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs: The Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway takes place Sunday, Oct. 15. Also on the schedule for the weekend: the Camping World Truck Series’ Fred’s 250 on Saturday, Oct. 14.

While you’re in Talladega, visit the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum, located adjacent to the speedway. The Museum will have extended hours during race week.

There will be a Camping World Truck Series autograph session on Friday at 3 p.m. CT in the Legend’s Village behind the Birmingham Tower outside the frontstretch. On Friday night, the “Big One on the Blvd” kicks off at 7 p.m. CT with a parade beginning in the Turn 3 end of the track. There will also be games and more following the parade. Find out more here.

Key on-track times:

Friday, Oct. 13 –
  • Camping World Truck Series practice – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. CT
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice – noon and 2 p.m. CT
Saturday, Oct. 14 –
  • Camping World Truck Series qualifying – 9:30 a.m. CT
  • Camping World Truck Series fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola– noon CT
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – 3:15 p.m. CT
Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 – 1 p.m. CT
Get more information and purchase tickets for this weekend’s race at


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