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Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway is a 2.66 mile oval with 33 degree banking, located near Talladega, Alabama. An infield road course is no longer in use.

New: 1997-03-11  Last Updated: 2006-04-24

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Elevation: 515 feet Latitude: 33.570291 Longitude: -86.068268 GPS: N 33 34.2174, W 86 4.09608 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

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Historical Note

The track opened as Alabama International Motor Speedway on September 12th, 1969. The 4.0 mile infield road course operated from November 11th, 1969 until 1983.

A number of significant closed course speed records have been set at Talladega over the years. Mark Donahue drove the Can-Am Sunoco Porsche on a 221.160 mph lap on August 9th, 1975.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 77,102. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Track:
Talladega Superspeedway
Speedway Blvd
Lincoln, AL 35096

Mail:
Talladega Superspeedway
P. O. Box 777
Talladega, AL 35161

256-362-9064 (Tickets)
256-362-2261 (Administration)
256-761-4777 (Administration Fax)
256-362-2261 (Public Relations)

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Get off of I-20 onto Speedway Boulevard, at either Exit 168 or Exit 173. The Speedway is located on this road, adjacent to the Talladega Airport.

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