Grant Lynch believes there’s something to be said for having more than 40 years of experience hosting NASCAR’s premier series events.
The Talladega Superspeedway chairman has offered race fans an assurance that his staff is prepared to handle the influx of more than 100,000 people when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series arrives for the Oct. 21-23 Talladega 500 weekend.
“After hearing how rough the fans had it at Kentucky this weekend, I wanted to let them know that we’re ready to show how a race weekend is supposed to run,” he said. “We work closely with the Alabama State Troopers and other organizations to ensure our fans arrive on time to see the race.”
As many as 20,000 ticketholders were unable to attend last weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway when traffic gridlocks of up to 15 miles long had fans stuck in their cars for hours. Midway through the race, many were directed to turn around and leave so that roads would be clear for exiting traffic after the event.
“We put fan experience at the forefront of everything we do,” Lynch said, citing as examples the Superspeedway’s policy allowing coolers in grandstands, providing hundreds of acres of free camping, a $49 two-day ticket, and allowing children ages 12 and younger to sit free in the Allison Grandstands on Saturday and Sunday.
Besides being fan-focused, Talladega also produces the most competitive racing in NASCAR, according to Lynch.
“You know when you come to Talladega Superspeedway you’re going to get a show. This has been one of the most competitive years ever in NASCAR, and Talladega Superspeedway still stands alone as the most competitive track on the circuit.”
Race fans who want to experience what the chairman called “true southern hospitality combined with the most competitive racing in NASCAR” should call the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office today at 1-877-Go2-DEGA. Guests who purchase their tickets in July have the opportunity to save as much as to $20 more than those who purchase during race week.
Tickets are available online at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com