Drivers came from as far as New Mexico and Pennsylvania for the privilege of driving their own cars twice around the track at the Talladega Superspeedway last Friday. Their donations for the privilege netted more than $45,000 to help people who suffered losses from recent tornadoes.
Individuals could donate $50 or more for the privilege of circling the Superspeedway track, which in turn gave the money to the Red Cross for tornado relief. Hundreds of cars tried their hand on the track, the NASCAR facility reports.
“It was incredible to see the vehicles lined up all day long to drive laps around Talladega Superspeedway, and from so many states,” said track President Brian Crichton. “But more importantly, the outpouring of support from the community to help those affected by the recent tornado outbreak in our area was amazing!”
Spring race weekend — featuring the GEICO 500, the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series and Ag-Pro 300 at TALLADEGA for the NASCAR Xfinity Series — is slated for April 24 and 25.