Laps for Life


Talladega Superspeedway and the American Red Cross team up again in the race to save lives for the 14th Annual “Laps for Life” Blood Drive, Thursday, Aug. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. CDT in the Fox Sports 1 Dome, at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame just outside the track.

Every presenting blood donor will receive a variety of items including a custom Laps for Life T-shirt, two tickets to the Sugarlands Shine 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race on Oct. 12, a tour of both the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (self-guided) and Talladega Superspeedway, and a chance to win a ride around the 2.66-mile track in a Talladega Superspeedway vehicle. Raffle prizes will also be given away throughout the blood drive.

The American Red Cross highly encourages all eligible donors to consider giving blood to ensure communities are prepared to meet the diverse needs of all of the patients. Blood is needed for a variety of reasons – accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and so much more.

“Our volunteer donors and sponsors are the only source of blood for patients,” said Ronnika A. McFall, external communications manager for the Red Cross Alabama and Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region. “We appreciate the Talladega Superspeedway team for partnering with us to create this fun tradition of rolling up a sleeve at the speedway and helping to ensure a stable blood supply.” 

For more information and to make an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) sponsor code: TALLADEGA.

A blood donor card, a driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

*Offers and items are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Items are available while supplies last.

The Sugarlands Shine 250 for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will kick off the action-packed NASCAR Playoffs weekend on Saturday. The weekend’s anchor event, the 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13. The weekend will feature the culmination of Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project presented by Graybar, and the grand opening of the Talladega Garage Experience, complete with FREE Wi-Fi presented by Xtreme Concepts, Inc., which will allow fans to be immersed into the sport of NASCAR at Talladega like never before. In addition, the Garage Experience also includes: incredible $4 or less Value-Priced Concessions (with the exception of the $9 Big One Meatball), Kids Zone, Game Zone, entertainment stage for local music, Driver Q&A’s and other interviews, social areas, Gatorade Victory Lane celebrations after each race, Sunday pre-race ceremonies and Driver Introductions at the Start-Finish line and much more!

For ticket information, visit or call 855-518-RACE (7223).

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.