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New Barney Hall MRN Booth Remembers Broadcasting’s Greatest Storyteller

Barney Hall, the legendary voice of the Motor Racing Network (MRN) who coined the phrase “They don’t race ‘em anywhere in the world like they do at Talladega,” will forever be a part of the venue with the dedication and naming of the “Barney Hall MRN Booth,” which sits high atop the start/finish line at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track. When the MRN team of announcers come back to Talladega Superspeedway for the pivotal NASCAR Chase Elimination races – the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Saturday, Oct. 22, and the Alabama 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday, Oct. 23 – they will be performing their weekend duties from the all new “Barney Hall MRN Booth,” named in honor of Hall, a long-time supporter of Talladega Superspeedway, who first covered racing events at the 2.66-mile mammoth track in 1970.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, Barney Hall, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2016 Alabama 500, 2016 freds 250

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Grant Enfinger Inducted into the IMHOF ARCA Wall of Champions; Calls Shots for Fellow Alabama Native Bret Holmes in General Tire 200 ARCA Event Friday at Talladega Superspeedway

Fairhope, Alabama native and 2015 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Champion Grant Enfinger was inducted into the ARCA Racing Series Wall of Champions on Thursday at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame outside of Talladega Superspeedway.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, 2016 General Tire 200, ARCA Racing Series, Grant Enfinger

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Named Honorary Member of Famed Alabama Gang; Iconic No. 2 Championship Car of Dale Sr. Driven Around Talladega Superspeedway in Day of Historic Proportion

NASCAR’s 13-time Most Popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has always referred to Talladega Superspeedway as somewhat of a second home. And why not - he has won six times at the historic venue, only to follow his father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., who holds the track record of ten victories. Dale Jr. and the Earnhardt name also have an incredible connection with the original Alabama Gang – Bobby & Donnie Allison, and Red Farmer.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, 2016 Alabama 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison, Red Farmer

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Alabama Icons Reunite, Cast a New Tradition with Big, Bold & Tough “Vulcan” Trophy

It takes nerves of steel to circle Talladega Superspeedway at nearly 200 mph. The driver who does that the fastest on the final lap of Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500 Sprint Cup Series race will be appropriately awarded with the new Vulcan Trophy, a miniature version of the famous cast-iron statue that overlooks nearby Birmingham.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, 2016 Alabama 500, Trophy

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Tony Stewart's Love-Hate Relationship with Talladega

When Tony Stewart makes his way to Talladega Superspeedway for the Alabama 500, Oct. 23, it will mark the end of an era. It will be the final race around the 33-degree high banks for the driver retiring at season’s end who has definitely had a “love-hate” relationship with the mammoth venue.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, 2016 Alabama 500, Tony Stewart

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Need a Ride? New TallaTaxi Fan Transportation Offered

Race fans sometimes find themselves in a need of quickly getting to various locations on property during a race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, so NASCAR’s Most Competitive track has great news for those who normally travel by foot with the introduction of the all-new TallaTaxi service. The TallaTaxi golf cart services, from Patron Transportation, will make its Talladega debut during the Hellmann's 500 and fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola weekend.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, 2016 Alabama 500, 2016 freds 250, Transportation, Trams

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Brad Keselowski Tries His Hand at "Camel Power" at the Birmingham Zoo

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Brad Keselowski, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) winner at Talladega Superspeedway, isn’t used to a string of bad finishes at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track, which is what he has experienced in the last three spring races at the 2.66-mile venue. Tuesday, he said he was ready to get over the “hump” and put those dismal results behind him with a win in the May 1 GEICO 500. He proved it by trading in horsepower of a stock car for “Camel Power,” riding a long-neck, humped-back camel at the Birmingham Zoo.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski, 2016 GEICO 500

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to Serve as Grand Marshal for the Alabama 500

Governor Kay Ivey, the 54th Governor of Alabama and first female to hold the position since 1967, will say the most famous words in motorsports - “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” - prior to the Alabama 500 on Sunday, October 15.

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NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton Looking Forward to Alabama Return

Mike Helton’s annual travel itinerary includes, among several other destinations, 36 stops at tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. As Vice Chairman of NASCAR, Helton has collected memories everywhere – from Auto Club Speedway to Watkins Glen International. Two weekends each season, however, are circled on his loaded calendar: The Spring and Fall Classics at Talladega Superspeedway.

Related Topics: Talladega Superspeedway, Mike Helton

Freedom Trophy Presenter: Colonel Christopher C. Barnett

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Freedom Trophy Presenter Announced

Colonel Christopher C. Barnett will present the Freedom Trophy to the winner of the GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 7, at Talladega Superspeedway.

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