Where To Build? Talladega, Of Course! Alabama International Motor Speedway Comes To Life In 1969

| October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Talladega Superspeedway

This is the first in a series chronicling the creation of Talladega Superspeedway, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the Oct. 11-13 NASCAR Playoffs doubleheader weekend, featuring the 1000Bulbs.com 500 and Sugarlands Shine 250. We will feature highlights from key events throughout the decades at the world’s greatest racing venue, which will also debut the culmination of the Transformation Infield Project presented by Graybar, featuring the Talladega Garage Experience, where fans will be immersed into the sport like never before.

Years ago, when the late William H. G. “Big Bill” France was asked why he decided to build the world’s greatest motorsport facility near the northeastern Alabama community of Talladega at a ghostly, abandoned Eastaboga Airfield, he said it was because the spot at the foothills of the Appalachians is centrally located to millions of people.

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