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talladegaThis year, mark your calendars for Sunday, October 1, 2023 when the YellaWood 500 kicks off with complete TV coverage beginning at 2:30PM ET on NBC.

Probably best known today among non-racing fans as the backdrop to the hit movie Talladega Nights, the Superspeedway is the scene of an epic racing battle in October.

This is the 31st race in the 2023 NASCAR schedule and the 5th race in the 2023 Cup Chase. As the season winds down and points rack up, the need for speed is fierce. At Talladega, lead changes have historically numbered the most of any NASCAR race.

As a result, over the years spectacular crashes have become a regular occurrence. Just ask Brad Keselowski, who won the wreck-filled race in 2019 with only half the field remaining as everyone headed down the stretch!

Who will race down the track on their way to victory this year? Stay tuned. You never know what's going to happen at Talladega ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Talledega trivia & fun facts

• The Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s longest oval track at 2.66 miles, and is 0.16 miles longer than either Daytona International Speedway or the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


• When it opened in 1969, Talladega was called Alabama International Motor Speedway. The name was changed to Talladega Superspeedway in 1989.

• Legend has it that the track was built on ancient Indian burial grounds and has been cursed by the "Talladega Jinx" ever since.

• Besides an eerie sense of being watched by otherworldly creatures, the strangest thing that ever happened at Talladega was in 1973. That's when lead driver Bobby Isaac heard voices telling him to leave the race immediately. He pulled into the pits and refused to get back into the car.


More about the YellaWood 500 around the Web:

2023 YellaWood 500 - Here's the official site with track info, visitor guide, online tickets purchase, seating chart, and photo galleries.

YellaWood 500 - Wikipedia - Check out a brief history, stats & records, and race highlights.

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