Talladega Superspeedway is a Chevy kind of track...the last nine races have been taken by Chevy drivers. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s # 8 took the checkered flag last year at the Aaron's 499. Can he make it three in a row?
Talladega Superspeedway is the biggest, fastest, most competitive track in all of NASCAR. The speedway can hold more than 143,000 seated fans and plenty more in the 212-acre infield. The track is a 2.66 mile tri-oval that is 48-feet wide.
In only its third year, the Aaron's 499 has turned into one of the most competitive races of the season. The race in 2003, won by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., lasted three hours, 27 minutes and 28 seconds. There were 48 lead changes and the average speed was 144.625 mph.