Nothing Like a Win at 'Dega! New book celebrates Talladega History in pictures
Did you know that Talladega Superspeedway is built on top of a World War Two airstrip and the runways are still used as infield parking to this day. Did you know that so many NASCAR and ARCA racing fans flock to central Alabama twice a year that Talladega Superspeedway becomes one of the largest cities in the state if only for the race week and weekend. I remember growing up hanging at Logan Martin lake during the summer at my uncles fishing cabin which was only a few miles away from 'Dega.
The speedway was only a short distance away which was awesome for a young racing fan. Since those early days I've grown up and had the opportunity to cover NASCAR and ARCA racing for a variety of outlets. One of my first cookbooks was Checkered Flag Cooking which was featured recipes from race teams, drivers, fans, and more. When the opportunity to write my new book "TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY" I jumped at the chance. The book combines my love of racing and history in one book.
My book, Talladdega Superspeedway, is packed with over 200 historic images complete with captions that explain the interesting history behind the track. I had the great opportunity to work directly with the track's staff, the staff of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and have complete access to the museum's library and collection. I also worked directly with some of the legendary teams, drivers, and crew members that have raced at Talladega over the years. Here's a few pictures from the book.
Classic racing pictures from the book Talladega Superspeedway by Kent Whitaker