STEM Day Presented by First Bank of Alabama

STEM Day Presented by First Bank of Alabama takes place on Friday of both the Spring and Fall race weekends at Talladega Superspeedway. Middle schoolers from East Central Alabama are invited to embark on a day of learning within the Talladega Garage Experience Presented by Coolray, where they take part in an up-close experience focused on STEM and NASCAR.

The day begins with a school bus lap around the track’s apron, and welcome ceremonies in Mobil 1 Victory Lane. Track President, Brian Crichton, and First Bank of Alabama President and CEO, Chad Jones, welcome the students and dismiss them to their stations. These unique stations offer an interactive opportunity for students to learn about the STEM’s different roles within the sport of NASCAR, and within the community. Students are provided with t-shirts, lunch, and the chance to interact with NASCAR drivers and stock cars.

Station Info:

Examples of previous stations include:

  • Racing Electronics: Students try on NASCAR race weekend headsets to learn about radio communication between spotters, crew chiefs, and drivers.
  • Emergency Services: Talladega Superspeedway’s Emergency Services team displays their on-track firetruck and tool truck, explain their roles within NASCAR, and touch on the importance of appropriate gear when working in such a setting.
  • Greenpower USA: Greenpower showcases their electric cars, designed, built,and raced by middle & high school students. Their goal is to help students understand STEM and inspire innovation in young people through this process.