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Friday, July 9, 2010

July 9, 2010

Yesterday we hosted nearly 200 Army National Guard Officer Candidates at Talladega Superspeedway. Part of their training requires a 7-mile foot march and for the last several years, they have come to Talladega for a change of scenery. It’s very rewarding to provide these soldiers a location to complete their training. Their selfless duty to our country allows us to do our jobs. For that we are thankful.

Above: (Will King, son of Kristi King our Sr. Director of Communications and Consumer Marketing, helped cheer on the Officer Candidates. He waved the checkered flag as each one crossed the line.)

NASCAR recently released the mid-season competition stats for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. While this year is shaping up to be one of the most competitive seasons ever, I can’t help but marvel at how much Talladega Superspeedway surpasses the standard.

For example, through the first 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races:

  • Average of 28 lead changes per race TALLADEGA’S WAS 3-TIMES AS MANY WITH 88 LEAD CHANGES!

  • Average of 3,613 green flag passes per race (highest through 18 races since the inception of Loop Data in 2005) TALLADEGA HAD NEARLY 4-TIMES AS MANY WITH 12,773 PASSES!

  • Average Margin of Victory of 1.294 seconds. TALLADEGA’S WAS 0.012 SECONDS!

Something we’re very proud of at Talladega Superspeedway is the incredible racing action we feature twice a year. This past spring, the Aaron’s 499 set new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series records for lead changes (88) and leaders (29). (I should remind you that Talladega held both of the previous records too, so really we broke our own records)

This fall should feature more of the exciting race action we expect at Talladega Superspeedway. Make sure you are a part of it Oct. 29-31. Call 1-877-Go2-DEGA or visit us online at

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