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What’s Happening at Talladega Superspeedway and in the motorsports industry with Gwen DeRu!



          Gwen DeRu
Gwen DeRu

It’s in the Air!! You can now ‘Play to Win $100, 000’ at NASCAR.com/grid and experience the new ‘more rapid pace’ at Talladega Superspeedway.  The Fall season has started in Alabama with tailgating, plenty of outdoor fun, and of course racing at its finest, right here in Alabama at Talladega Superspeedway.  Check out some of the latest….

NASCAR Revises National Series Qualifying Format At Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega Qualifying features Faster Pace! NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race, Saturday, Oct. 18 on FOX Shifting to 1 p.m. ET
NASCAR revised its national series qualifying format for Talladega Superspeedway which, in turn, should elevate the on-track competition for fans at the high speed 2.66-mile track. For the Oct. 17-19 events at Talladega featuring both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, national series qualifying will take on a more rapid pace that should bring out the best in the competitors and provide fans with an extra element of excitement.
The Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Oct. 18 will now begin at 1 p.m. ET, moving up from the original start time of 3:30 p.m. ET.  The race will air live on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega on Sunday, Oct. 19, which airs at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, is the cutoff race for the Contender Round in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and will trim the championship field to eight drivers.

Unprecedented ‘Chase Across North America’
The 16 Challengers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will participate in the “Chase Across North America” media tour. The multi-country media blitz will feature 16 different drivers across 16 different cities, with one driver visiting each of the following locations: every Chase track market, Los Angeles, Mexico City, San Antonio, Toronto, New York and ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.
The market/driver pairings:  Los Angeles: Dale Earnhardt Jr.; Mexico City: Carl Edwards; San Antonio – Kurt Busch; Toronto: Jeff Gordon; New York City – Jimmie Johnson; ESPN – Kevin Harvick; Chicago – Kyle Busch; New Hampshire – Kasey Kahne; Dover – Greg Biffle; Kansas – AJ Allmendinger; Charlotte – Brad Keselowski; Talladega – Joey Logano ; Martinsville – Ryan Newman; Texas – Matt Kenseth;; Phoenix – Denny Hamlin and Homestead-Miami – Aric Almirola.
Now, until 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 14, sports fans can log on to NASCAR.com/Grid to predict how they think the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will transpire by filling out the PERFECT CHASE GRID CHALLENGE.
Entrants can achieve the “perfect grid” – and a chance to win $100,000 – by accurately selecting each driver who will advance through the different stages of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. They will also need to accurately predict the four drivers who will compete in the Championship RoundTM at Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM, including who will be crowned the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion™ and the finishing positions of the three runner ups.
NASCAR.com’s other prediction game, CHASE GRIDTM BATTLE, is also now live at NASCAR.com/Grid. In the CHASE GRID BATTLE, fans will still predict which drivers they think will advance through the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, but one round at a time. Points will be accumulated based on the number of correct picks and the correct ranking amongst advancing drivers. Prizes will be awarded to four individual round winners, as well as the top three overall.
Well, now it is time to head back to Talladega Superspeedway October 17-19 to experience racing at its best.   ‘This is more than a race. This is Talladega!‘
See ‘you’ at the Races!!