A designated day - for driving fast, if you're a professional that is.
Tuesday was NBC Day at Talladega Superspeedway!
The Alabama track , one of NASCAR's most famous tracks, and only the select few are able to burn rubber on its pavement.
Channel 3's Vince Lennon got to see how it feels, he rode shotgun in the number 31 car for a tour of the 2.6 mile oval track.
In just a few weeks, the real guys will be at Talladega for the Alabama 500, the final event of the contender round for NASCAR's Race to the Chase.
“When you roll into Talladega, last year Jimmy Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski all go home if they don't win Talladega “ said Grant Lynch, Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway
The Talladega Chairman was joined by Jamie McMurray, who punched his ticket to the chase this past weekend in Richmond,VA.
Mcmurray feels good, considering he's won Talladega twice before,“I've always been real comfortable at Daytona and Talladega and I don't know why but Talladega more so just because I've finished better and raced better here and it's certainly somewhat of a confidence booster the fact that I've won a couple of races and it's an elimination race. I think we feel really good about getting here.”
Vince got late word that a new sponsor is coming on board for October's race, meaning it could have another name beyond the usual Alabama 500.
The green flag on the Alabama 500 goes down Sunday afternoon October 25, it's televised on the NBC .
Wednesday, August 23 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-08-24 03:49:44 GMT
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