Talladega Superspeedway - Originally named Alabama International Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway was built on the site of a World War IIera Air Force base in the heart of Alabama. NASCAR founder Bill France and his family envisioned a race track that would be faster, larger, and more exciting than any track built to date.
Construction began on May 23, 1968, and was completed on September 13, 1969. The end result is the most modern speedway ever built. Often simply referred to as Dega, the track is 2.66 miles long, its high-banked turns are nearly three stories tall, and race cars have reached speeds over 200 miles per hour. It is so popular that it is said to become one of the largest temporary cities in the state every race weekend.
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