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Talladega Superspeedway is ready for the sprawling speedway to once again become one of the largest cities in the state of Alabama! In case you're wondering what a race fan can do beside watching a race when visiting 'Dega for the Aaron's Dream Weekend the consider the fact that the weekend packs in three races from both the ARCA Racing Series as well as NASCAR!
When fans are not watching Thomas "Moose" Prater of the ARCA Racing series in Turn 1 at Talladega, shown in the picture behind the wheel of his No. 2 Realtor car from last years race, they will have a wide variety of events to keep them busy. Here's a look at the official Friday schedule from Talladega Superspeedway.
Friday Schedule and Events
MAY 2, 2014 Grandstands Open at 9:00 am/ Day Parking Lots Open at 7:00 am
ARCA Final Practice 9:00 am to 11:00 am
NSCS Practice 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
NSCS Final Practice 2:30 pm to 3:25 pm
ARCA Qualifying 3:35 pm
NNS Qualifying 5:40 pm
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
ARCA Fan Walk and Autograph Session
11:30 am – 12:30 pm - ARCA GARAGE INFIELD
Open to All Infield Guests
Infield trams will transport guests to the west entrance of the ARCA Garage.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Autograph Session
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm - Concourse Area behind OV Hill South Grandstand Section D & E
Guests/Fans will need to pick up wristbands before the session at the main Guest Services Office located at OV Hill South Grandstand Section L. Each guest/fan who has wristband will be guaranteed a spot in the autograph line. Guests/fans who do not have wristbands will be allowed in line and told they will be able to get autographs if time allows.
Confirmed Drivers: James Buescher, Chase Elliott, Dylan Kwasniewski, Darrell Wallace, Jr., Jamie Dick, Tanner Berryhill, Ryan Reed, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Dakoda Armstrong, Robert Richardson, Jr., Sam Hornish, Jr., Brendan Gaughan, Matt DiBenedetto, Mike Bliss, Blake Koch, & John Wes Townley.
Race Fever 6:00 pm - SPEED DOME
The 2014 RACE FEVER FAN FRENZY, Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind's (AIDB) annual fundraising event, will be held May 2nd, at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Fox Sports 1 Dome, Talladega Superspeedway. Known as 'Dega's Ultimate Party with a Purpose, this fast-paced event features an all-you-can-eat BBQ feast from Williamson Bros., a massive Silent Auction filled with unique racing memorabilia and other great items, an incredible Live Auction with once-in-a-lifetime race experiences plus the chance to see and meet dozens of NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and ARCA drivers!
The Big One on the Blvd
6:45 pm - TALLADEGA BLVD
The party returns to Talladega Blvd! Join us for a parade followed by a MoonPie Eating Contest & BBQ Wrestling! Drivers scheduled to appear include Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., & more! Click here for all the details!
Concerts in the Campgrounds- Beginning after 8:00 pm