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Talldega Superspeedway is planning a $50 million renovation of its infield facilities, which will include a new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage with 44 stalls, new concession, souvenir and restroom facilities and expanded camping areas.
The project, officially called Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project, will consist of two phases and begin immediately after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series visit this fall, and is scheduled to end in October 2019 in time for the track’s 50th anniversary.
New broadcast booths and NASCAR operations center will be built above the tri-oval, and the media center will be expanded and renovated.
For fans, 300 new RV parking spots will be added near the start/finish line and the Alabama Gang Superstretch, with power and water hookups, and there will be new infield shower options in turns 1 and 2. A new tunnel is being built under Turn 3 for easier traffic access.
The new Garage Fan Zone Experience ticket package will be available in one-, two- or three-day increments, which will allow access to pit road pre-race, as well as viewing walkway access to the new MENCS garage, a 35,000-square-foot Open Air Club with wi-fi, a bar and a 41-foot video board, and an up-close view of Victory Lane.
Pricing for the new amenities are still being determined, and special business packages will be available.
The track is planning to host more local events to further make use of the new facilities. In the words of the track website, renovations “will enhance our current fans’ visit to this historic track and be more than ever a showcase tourist destination for new fans and entertainment seekers in the future.”
The CWTS Talladega 250 will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on FOX. The MENCS 1000Bulbs.com 500 follows Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on NBC.
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