TALLADEGA, Ala. (WBMA) – Racing is set to return to Talladega this summer without fans, it was announced on Thursday.
Racing will return to the speedway with a triple header weekend, June 21 for the Geico 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race.
The MoneyLion 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race & ARCA Menards Series' General Tire 200, also without fans, to be held on Saturday, June 20.
Ticket holders for the GEICO 500 weekend that was set in April can get a credit for the full amount paid plus an additional 20% of total amount paid to apply towards a future event according to the news release, including, but not limited to, grandstand seating, infield, camping, fan hospitality, and Talladega Garage Experience. Deadline is June 14. For all options and more information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/assistance.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said of the announcement, "Having one of our state’s jewels – Talladega Superspeedway - be able to host a NASCAR weekend is yet another step that shows how we are moving forward. The people of Alabama have been smart throughout these challenging times, and as a result, families from our state and all over the world will be treated to seeing or listening to the greatest racing in NASCAR. I ask that everyone remain vigilant so that we can continue taking steps forward and enjoying the many things Alabama has to offer, like our own Talladega Superspeedway.”
Talladega Superspeedway President Brian Crichton said, "We, like so many passionate race fans, are thrilled to have NASCAR racing again at Talladega Superspeedway. For more than 50 years, this enormous venue has provided some of the sport’s most exciting side-by-side, door-to-door racing resulting in photo finishes.
A special thank you to Governor Ivey and other state leadership in working with NASCAR to allow these events in Alabama. We also have tremendous appreciation and respect for medical personnel, first responders, frontline and essential workers who have been so dedicated during this time.
While fans will not be permitted to attend the events, we encourage everyone to tune into FOX, FS1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to catch all the action that makes Talladega one of a kind.”