Birmingham Mayor William Bell Welcomes Race Week With Ride Through Streets of Downtown


Birmingham Mayor William Bell welcomed in race week and the thousands of race fans that stay and play in the Birmingham area with a ride through the streets of downtown in a two-seater NASCAR stock car from the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure.

Race fans and curious onlookers lined the streets of downtown Birmingham as the stock car roared down 20th St. to the Five Points South district and back to City Hall.

“I’m excited to welcome in race week,” said Mayor Bell.  “I’m proud to say the hotels in Birmingham are full with fans attending the races at Talladega Superspeedway and the Magic City Classic.”

The Magic City Classic is an annual football game held in Birmingham featuring Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University. 

This weekend dreams will be made, and broken, at Talladega Superspeedway.

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