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Talladega Superspeedway History

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Talladega Superspeedway was built to be the biggest, fastest and most competitive speedway in the world. It was molded out of a soybean field located next to a couple of abandoned World War II airport runways. NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation founder William H.B. (Bill) France and Anniston (Ala.) insurance executive Bill Ward found the site. The track was opened in September of 1969 and has played host to two NASCAR Winston Cup Series events each year since. Today, Talladega Superspeedway is noted for being the most competitive track on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit. Six of the top 10 most competitive Winston Cup events were held at Talladega Superspeedway. The track also holds the fastest qualifying mark in NASCAR history with 's 212.809 mph in April of 1987 and the fastest 500-mile race in Winston Cup history when won the DieHard 500 in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 18 seconds in May of 1997.

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