One of the most competitive races in NASCAR history, the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at the iconic Talladega track is one of four NASCAR Cup Series races run with restrictor plates. Fall is the perfect time to experience Alabama and the Talladega track that’s now known the world over, thanks to the movie. Aric Almirola is the defending winner from 2018...who will it be this year?
And remember, in the immortal words of Ricky Bobby, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
12pm, Oct. 13: Talladega Superspeedway 1000Bulbs.com 500
There are several amenities available to make your day at the races more pleasant! You can bring a cooler with your own food and drinks into the stadium. There is a Lost & Found, First Aid stations, places to buy souvenirs and concessions. There is a fan hotline number to call for answers to common questions, and a number to text if you have problems when you get there. There are pit passes available for purchase to get you closer to the action, and you can also rent scanners and FanVision so you can see and hear the race even better! You can find information on all the amenities and rules for seeing the race here.
3366 Speedway Blvd.
Lincoln, AL 35096
RV camping is a great way to experience NASCAR at Talladega! In fact, with 24 RV camping options, including some free campgrounds, they obviously take things to the next level. Get a close-up view of all the speeding cars, and have all your food, drinks, and other necessities just a few steps away. You can find out more about RV camping at the Speedway here.
You can also camp nearby:
Whether you own a motorhome or use a rental from RVshare, you’re sure to remember RV camping at Talladega! You’ll be able to watch the races, then head back to your own retreat, with food and other comforts of home (and your own bathroom!). Or if you prefer, hang out with your neighbors outside your rig, make new friends, and celebrate the wins, or commiserate over the losses from the weekend.
If you decide not to camp, there are plenty of hotels in the area. Many of them even offer discounts for race day weekend. You can often find good deals on travel sites like Expedia or Travelocity as well.
From Nashville: Get on I-40 E/I-65 S. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-65 S, following signs for Huntsville. Take exit 265 toward Fultondale, merge onto US-31 S, then turn left onto 47th Ave. N. Continue onto 49th Ave N/Erwin Dairy Rd. Turn left onto Huntsville Rd. N, then continue on to Cedar St. Turn right onto Pinson Valley Pkwy/Vanderbilt Rd. Continue onto Tallapoosa St, then onto 40th St. Turn left to merge onto I-20 E/I-59 N. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-20 E, following signs for Atlanta. Take exit 168 for AL-77 toward Talladega/Lincoln. Take Speedway Blvd. to Road Course Loop. Turn right onto AL-77 S and follow signs for Talladega.
From Atlanta: Get on I-20 W. Follow to Co Rd 5/Co Rd 93/John N Wills Ave in Talladega County and turn left. Continue to follow Co Rd 5/Co Rd 93 onto Speedway Blvd. Turn left toward Infield Dr. Make a sharp right, then turn left onto North Tunnel. Continue onto Turn Four Lane, then a right onto Road Course Loop.
There is free parking at Talladega. You can find more instructions and maps here for guidance on where to park.
Tickets can be purchased online. There are a variety of different options, from individual tickets to fan experiences you can purchase for the weekend!
RVshare exists to help people plan exciting trips and visit fun events! Whether you’re an avid NASCAR fan or this is your first race experience, you’re sure to have a blast and create lots of great memories. Heading to the race in an RV is a great, stress-free way to travel. Regardless of whether you visit the races in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your experience! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!
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