Get Weird Friday the 13th at Talladega Superspeedway! “The Big One on the Blvd”

Put all superstitions aside Friday, Oct. 13th as Talladega Superspeedway’s “Big One on the Blvd” is set to take what many consider to be one of the unluckiest days of the year, and turn it into one of the best with an undeniable evening of fun and excitement for everyone! Participants, spectators and some of NASCAR’s most popular drivers alike will experience the sport’s premier party of the year with all new entertainment.

Friday will be an exciting eve to an action-packed weekend, featuring the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola and the Alabama 500 on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 14-15). Starting at 7 p.m. (CDT) drivers will parade down the infamous Talladega Blvd. on a Mardi-Gras style float in this one-of-a-kind event, then take center stage near the Miller Lite Pavilion.

This year’s competitions – overseen by the drivers and well-known NASCAR personalities – include four original and unique challenges where fans can become a Talladega legend on a fun-filled night. They include:

1. Slopfest

• Four contestants will devour three tasty delicacies in a three-round elimination race – a cup of yummy buttermilk, tender sardines topped off with olive oil and a whole, tear-dropping onion. Winner gets $150.00!

2. Talk Derby to Me

• And, they’re off! Contestants will race on giant bouncy horses on a miniature track through a host of unpredictable decoys and obstacles, hoping to claim the $100 prize at the finish line. Ride ‘Em Horsey!

3. Bump Draft

• Teams of four will face off in the ultimate ‘Big One’ relay race. Each team member will slide down a soapy hill and attempt to burst the balloon located on their teammates back with their body only. No hands! A team will have to successfully pop four balloons to win the $400 prize!

4. Poop, Scoop and Boogie

• It’s every woman for herself in this free-for-all amongst eight contestants who are vying to find the stinky “golden poo” in 300 gallons of slippery – and tasty – chocolate pudding, then hoist themselves atop the grand bull in center ring. It’s two rounds and $250 to the victor!

Fans interested in being a contestant in one of these unforgetable ‘Dega games can register by clicking here and completing the form at the bottom of the page for a chance to become a Talladega legend.

“The track has done a great job of making this bigger and better since we started it (in 2014),” said Bowyer, who will race the No. 14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing. “It’s not very often you get to see some of the drivers outside the garage or the race track, so this is a cool opportunity for us to kind of kick back and interact with some of the fans. There’s no way you won’t have a great time. Make sure to check it out. It’s Talladega baby!”

Joining Bowyer at past Big One events have included the likes of former Talladega winners Brad Keselowski, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Michael Waltrip, along with Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon and many others.

Don’t miss your chance to attend the biggest party in NASCAR. All infield campers, renewal guests, and fans who purchase an infield wristband ($105 each / $110 if purchased race week) can attend. Renewal guests who wish to join the ‘Big One on the Blvd” festivities on Friday night, Oct. 13 must show their renewal guest insert from their ticket package or the e-mail sent prior to race weekend. The account holder of the group must also be present for access.

Action on the track gets going earlier in the day Friday with practice sessions for both the Alabama 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS), as well as the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). The fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, which will see the field of championship eligible contenders be trimmed from eight to six at events end, is scheduled for 12 Noon (CDT) on Saturday, Oct. 14. The weekend concludes the following day with the Alabama 500, which is six-time Talladega winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final start at the track he calls “a second home”, as well as the “Wildcard” second race in the Round of 12 for NASCAR’s MENCS playoffs is set for 1 p.m. (CDT). 

To secure your tickets to Talladega’s race weekend and see Dale Jr.’s final start log on to or call the Main Ticket Office at 855-518-RACE (7223). The track’s ticket office is available daily on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., as well as on the weekends from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CDT).


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