Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY Fans will soon have a chance to drive their own cars around Talladega Superspeedway, according to a press release.

Participants can make a $50 donation to drive their personal vehicles around the track next Saturday, Feb. 3, as part of efforts to raise money for the speedway's latest outreach fund, “‘Dega Gives.”

Introduced last fall at the historic 2.66-mile venue, ‘Dega Gives provides fans and the local community a unique spin on the standard of a typical charitable drive. Donors in street legal vehicles that are equipped with enough seat belts for all passengers will get to drive four laps behind a Talladega safety/pace truck to tackle Talladega's 33-degree high banks.

The gates will open to the public at 9 a.m., and the drives will conclude at 2 p.m.

"We had a great turnout at our first ‘Dega Gives in December, so we are looking forward to Feb. 3,” Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch said in the release. “February is a big month for NASCAR as the Daytona 500 will be just two weeks later. By establishing 'Dega Gives, our charity fund created through the help of the NASCAR Foundation, we have a great opportunity to give back to the community in pure ‘Dega style.’”

Participants behind the wheel must be 19 years of age or older.

Once on pit road, everyone must remain in the vehicle at all times. No motorcycles, RV's or tractor trailers will be allowed on the track.

Cash or credit card will be acceptable upon arrival.

For more information on Talladega Superspeedway's track drive benefiting ‘Dega Gives, call 256-362-2261 for guest services.

NEXT RACE: Racing returns to Talladega Superspeedway the weekend of April 27-29 with the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards, the Sparks Energy 300for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the GEICO 500for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

For ticket information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 855-518-RACE (7223).