$50 Donation per Car for Two Full Laps to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama and East Central Alabama
TALLADEGA, Ala (March 25, 2022) – Families attending next Saturday’s (April 2, 2022) Track Laps For Charity at Talladega Superspeedway will get two incredible opportunities – to make two exhilarating laps around the 2.66-mile mammoth track in their personal vehicles, plus will have the opportunity to tour the incredible Talladega Garage Experience, which has received rave reviews since its debut in fall of 2019.
All it takes is a minimal $50 donation per car that will help to raise funds for the speedway’s outreach fund, ‘DEGA Gives, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation. This particular event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama and East Central Alabama. It is scheduled for the general public from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT. Pre-registration can be found at https://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/events/track-laps/ and is highly recommended to guarantee a spot. The Track Laps For Charity can also be purchased the day of the event.
As part of the Talladega Garage Experience Open House, families will get a sneak peek at the 140,000 SF area, complete with Kids Zone, the unique 35,000 square foot “Big Bill’s” covered Open Air Social Club, and Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane. Guests next Saturday will also see how race fans who will be attending the April 24 GEICO 500 can be immersed into the sport of NASCAR like never before, by being able to be up-close to the NASCAR’s top drivers and teams via a fan walkway under the same roof as the NASCAR Cup Series garage car bays. Fans are welcome to bring their cameras to take photos!
As part of the Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane Experience, fans will be able stand on hallowed ground – and take photos – with the traditional Vulcan Trophy, which goes to every Talladega Superspeedway winner.
The Vulcan Trophy is a hand-made, miniature version of the colossal Vulcan statue – a 56-foot tall structure fastened to a 124-foot platform that stands tall over the city of Birmingham, Alabama – just 45 minutes west of the race track. It is the largest cast-iron statue in the world and is the main attraction at Birmingham’s Vulcan Park Museum (www.visitvulcan.com). Talladega’s Vulcan Trophy stands more than three feet and weighs 130 pounds. The tradition of the trophy began in 2016.
“We have had tremendous turnouts for past track drives as part of our ’DEGA Gives initiative and we are looking forward to April 2,” said Talladega Superspeedway President Brian Crichton. “The upcoming event gives families a chance to drive on one of the most iconic venues in all of sports, tour the magnificent Big Bill’s, plus stand where former winners have tasted the thrill of victory. It’s a great way also to help the track give back to the community with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama and East Central Alabama.”
Talladega Superspeedway Track Laps participation:
- Pre-registration highly recommended & Payment Required
- All vehicles must have a valid license plate and all drivers must have a valid driver’s license. Minors (Under 19 years of age) with valid driver’s license must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
- Vehicles deemed unsafe by TSS Staff will not be allowed onto race-track for DEGA Drive.
- Participants will enter the TSS Infield through the North Tunnel (Tunnel 4), please proceed to the staging area. The road will be marked with signage and traffic cones.
- All participants are required to remain in their personal vehicle on pit road.
- All track rides will be paced at highway speed by Talladega Superspeedway staff. No vehicles allowed on the top lane of the speedway. No Passing Allowed!
- No motorcycles, tractor-trailers, recreational vehicles, etc. may be used for track rides.
- All participants must execute a TSS Track Waiver.
Participants will enter the Talladega Superspeedway infield through the North Tunnel (Tunnel 4 at giant American Flag), then proceed to the staging area. The road will be marked with signage and traffic cones.
In addition to the GEICO 500 (2:00 p.m. CDT start) on Sunday, April 24, Saturday (April 23) will also see action on the 33-degree banking for a racing doubleheader – the General Tire 200 (12:00 p.m. CDT) for the ARCA Menards Series and the Ag-Pro 300 (3:00 p.m. CDT) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is the most competitive racetrack on the NASCAR schedule (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), the highest-banked (33 degrees) and the longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly. Three- and four-wide racing at 200 mph are a norm at Talladega Superspeedway, along with nail-biting, photo finishes. For information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.