FEATURED ARTICLE
10/23/2018
This spirited group oversaw the official groundbreaking Tuesday of Talladega Superspeedway’s new Turn 3 Oversized Vehicle Tunnel which is the launch of the track’s Transformation Infield Project. They included Dell Hill (center), who was a part of the original track groundbreaking in May of 1968 (and is pictured in the black and white photo on the far right next to track founder Bill France Sr. from that day), and Lana Osborn (right), who was the first Miss Talladega 500 for the inaugural Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.66-mile venue in September of 1969. They were joined by Ellis H. Bennett (left), the Project Manager for Taylor Corporation from nearby Oxford, AL, which will spearhead the construction of the tunnel, Mike McWilliams (second from left), Owners Superintendent of International Speedway Corporation’s Design and Development team, and Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. The new tunnel will be completed in time for the track’s April 2019 motorsports tripleheader weekend, featuring the GEICO 500, allowing fans 24-hour accessibility to the venue.