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Finish Line’s Closeness To Turn 1 Makes For Thrilling Finales At Talladega Superspeedway

| October 10, 2019 @ 5:01 am

By Talladega Superspeedway

This is the fourth in a series chronicling the creation and history of Talladega Superspeedway, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the Oct. 11-13 NASCAR Playoffs doubleheader weekend, featuring the 500 and Sugarlands Shine 250. Read about the track’s creation and highlights from the 1970s and 1980s. 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.

When the design for Talladega Superspeedway began to take shape in NASCAR founder Bill France’s mind in the late 1960s, he wanted something a little different.

Already the visionary behind Daytona International Speedway, France didn’t want to just stamp a cookie cutter into the Alabama countryside and produce an exact replica of his Florida facility. He wanted something a little more breathtaking.

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