Talladega Superspeedway, formerly known as Alabama International Motor Speedway from 1969-89, is a motorsports complex north of Talladega, Alabama.
The tri-oval track was built in 1969 and hosts races for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Menards Series. No oval in NASCAR is longer than the 2.66-mile track that has played host to so many memorable moments since its debut, ranging from Rusty Wallace’s record-setting speed on an oval in 2004 to Bobby Allison’s 1987 crash to the events that have led to the belief in a curse at Talladega.
In the Cup Series, the GEICO 500 and YellaWood 500 are both hosted at Talladega, as are the Unhinged 300 and Ag-Pro 300 in the Xfinity Series. The Chevrolet Silverado 250 of the Truck Series takes place on the oval, and the same is true of the ARCA Menards Series’ General Tire 200.
Though many drivers have earned their first career victories at Talladega, the legendary Dale Earnhardt has enjoyed more success than anyone else (10 wins, 23 top-5s, 27 top-10s, 1,377 laps led) throughout the track’s history.