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Spend A Day at Alabama’s Raceways & Motorsports Museums

See Thrilling NASCAR Races at Talladega Superspeedway

Located east of downtown Birmingham and north of Clanton, Talladega Superspeedway has been thrilling NASCAR fans since 1969. Named Alabama International Motor Speedway until 1989, it is considered the world’s fastest and most competitive superspeedway. The famous racetrack was the inspiration for the Will Ferrell movie, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. See Sprint Cup Races, Aaron’s 499, and the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500. Nationwide Series races are held in April, and other events like the Camping World Truck Series take place throughout the year. After your tour of the track, visit the Talladega Walk of Fame at Davey Allison Memorial Park in downtown Talladega. Commemorative plaques honor race car drivers of the past and present.

Alabama International Dragway

Set along Interstate 59, the Alabama International Dragway is located in northern Alabama in the city of Steele. Found northeast of Birmingham and just southwest of Gadsden, this Alabama raceway is home to a variety of events sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association. Each season, the Alabama International Dragway awards its track champions, including the Pro/Box Track Champion, the Sportsman/No-Box Track Champion, and the JR Dragster Track Champion. Past races include IHRA "Summit" Heat Wave, Heads up Havoc, and more.

Barber Motorsports Park

Covering 740 acres, Barber Motorsports Park is located in eastern Birmingham in Alabama's central region. Since 2003, the multi-purpose racing site has featured a 15-turn, 2.38-mile asphalt track home to numerous Grand-Am, AMA Superbike, and Vintage Racing Series events.

Specific events hosted at the park include the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and AMA Superbike Championship – and more recently the IndyCar Series. The park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle School, and the North American Porsche Driving School.