Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 Tickets
When it comes to NASCAR speedway tracks, one of the most famous in the country is the Talladega Superspeedway found in Talladega, Alabama. This town and this speedway are known for hosting the annual Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 one of the biggest events in the NASCAR Spring Cup Series. Since 1969, the Talladega Superspeedway has been hosting the event, however, it isn’t just the long standing history of this 500 mile, and 188 lap race that makes it so well known. The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 is actually one of four races run with restrictor plates, including other big races such as the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and the Aaron’s 499.
For many years the event was simply known as the Talladega 500 until decades later, the race started to get naming sponsors. When it first began in 1969, the event was held in mid September until it moved to an August date the following year. The event was traditionally held in August or even late July until 1996. It was petitioning by the fans that allowed the event to be moved tot an early October date as many complained of the infamous stifling heat of the time of year. Eventually the event would be pushed back even farther and is now held in the beginning of November.
The race garnered a great deal of attention when it famously appeared in the hit Will Ferrel comedy, Talladega Nights. However, the race and the track are famous among NASCAR fans for other reasons. The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 is known for being one of the most continuously competitive NASCAR races in the history of the sport. Many of the races have broken lead change records, making many of the races exciting nail biting events that fans of the sport love watching.
The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 is known for having many first-time or dark horse winners, and for hosting some of the sports most memorable match ups. The race is also known for clocking some of the top speeds ever recorded in any NASCAR event and the top whole race speed averages as well. In 2002, Dale Earnhardt Jr. set a track record by averaging over 183 mph during the entire 500 miles of the event, making it one of the fastest times in history.