Norman Reedus, star of the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead as well as the unscripted program, Ride with Norman Reedus, will lead the field to green as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday, April 28.
Ride with Norman Reedus follows Reedus, a motorcycle enthusiast as he hits the open road to explore local bike culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics, and craftsmen around the country. Each episode features Reedus and a riding companion as they journey across unknown terrain and experience the culture surrounding them… with plenty of time for unplanned detours and tire changes. It is produced by Left/Right with Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver and Anneka Jones serving as Executive Producers along with Reedus. Having recently concluded its third season, the series will return for season four on AMC in 2020.
Reedus also stars as “Daryl Dixon” on the hit AMC series, The Walking Dead, which will return for its tenth season in October 2019. Reedus rose to fame playing “Murphy MacManus” in the movie The Boondock Saints in 1999.
The historic 2.66-mile venue is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The GEICO 500 will be the track’s 100th race in NASCAR’s premier series. It gets the green flag at 1 p.m. CDT.
The weekend kicks off a motorsports tripleheader with the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series (which has been a staple of the track since 1969) on Friday (April 26), and the MoneyLion 300 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday (April 27). For ticket information, log onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 855-518-RACE (7223).
Over the last dozen years, Left/Right has produced hundreds of hours of television in an extraordinarily eclectic mix of genres ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to sidesplitting comedies, covering topics from sex to secret societies to stand-up comedy to science fiction and school segregation. Past and present productions range from the Emmy Award-winning television adaptation of the popular public radio show This American Life (Showtime)… to the skewing-scripted comedy Odd Mom Out (Bravo)… to The Circus (Showtime), a weekly documentary series that pulls back the curtain on American politics… to multiple episodes of the acclaimed PBS investigative series Frontline… to James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction (AMC), which examines and celebrates the most cominant genre in the world today… to upcoming New York Times series The Weekly, a narrative documentary news program for FX and Hulu. Left/Right’s shows have been nominated for over 15 Emmy Awards and have won multiple awards, including the Emmy for Best Nonfiction Series.