Was there racing at Talladega Superspeedway Tuesday?
No, but it sure looked like it as the official Talladega Superspeedway Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car for the GEICO 500/fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola weekend, October 17-19, led a host of Chevy Corvettes side-by-side around NASCAR’s biggest and baddest track.
As a part of the 2014 Gulf States Region Caravan, on its way to Bowling Green, KY, for the 20th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum, over 120 Corvettes were driven to Talladega to take a lap around the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway. While at the track, the group, which represents Southern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Northwest Florida, took a tour of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Talladega Superspeedway Unveils 2015 Weekend Dates: Traditional May Weekend Returns May 1-3; October 23-25 Features 6th Chase Race
In 2015, the dates for Talladega Superspeedway’s two race weekends will have a sense of familiarity with race fans – one in the spring to kick off the month of May and the other in late October to again feature the all-important sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
The tradition of the first weekend in May will continue May, 1-3, at NASCAR’s Most Competitive ribbon of asphalt with a triple header consisting of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as the ARCA Racing Series. On October 23-25, the Biggest and Baddest race track on the planet will play host two pivotal races in title chases for both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola and GEICO 500, respectively.
For 2015, the May NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Nationwide Series event are scheduled to be broadcast on FOX. The GEICO 500 next season is scheduled to be broadcast on NBC Sports Network while the fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola is scheduled to broadcast on FOX.
NASCAR Introduced Special Paint Scheme Elements For Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ Championship Contenders
Celebrating the accomplishments of those drivers who will contend for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, NASCAR released several new elements to the paint schemes of race cars making the 16-driver Chase Grid.
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup-eligible cars will have the roof number, the front splitter / front fascia and the windshield header colored yellow, as well as have a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup logo affixed to the front-quarter panel of their race car.
As part of NASCAR’s emphasis on winning races all season long, this celebratory paint scheme will be placed on a driver’s car to begin the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 14.
The number of championship drivers in contention for the championship decreases after every three Chase races, culminating with four drivers racing for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, scheduled for November 16.
NASCAR speeds back into Talladega Superspeedway October 17-19 for the GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race and fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Camping World Truck Series event. Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s “Party Capital” thanks to the track’s infamous infield and world renowned Talladega Blvd. Log on to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 877-Go2-DEGA for more information. This is more than a race, this is Talladega!