Mexican drivers Max Gutiérrez and Daniel Suárez, from NASCAR México and Escudería Telmex Telcel, will race in their respective categories at the iconic Talladega Superspeedway, one of the most popular NASCAR racetracks, where unforgettable races are held at record speeds and in front of stands with a large capacity of fans.
The Talladega Superspeedway (located in Alabama, 40 miles east of Birmingham and 90 miles west of Atlanta), was inaugurated in 1969 precisely by Bill France Sr., mere patron of the current The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. , Inc., 10 years after opening the legendary Daytona Speedway in Florida in 1959, an event that changed the history of motor sports in the United States and the world.
The Talladega trioval has a capacity of 175,000 fans in stands, and is characterized by having 2.66 miles (4,280 meters) in length, and banking of 33 degrees in turns.
The Talladega Super Oval is home to all NASCAR series, including the ARCA Series.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, NASCAR Cup Series cars topped 200 miles per hour at Talladega.
Rusty Wallace, as an example, did a lap in 44.270 seconds and clocked 348 kilometers per hour in training in 2004.
Bobby Allison’s accident in 1987 is still remembered, when his car went flying, due to a punctured one of its tires, and tore off part of the protective mesh, leaving several injured.
Now there are measures related to this issue of speed, but even so the speeds are around more than 300 kilometers per hour, on a track that can accommodate four or five drivers in parallel, because the pit lane is a few meters away. from the finish line, making a generous width on its asphalt.
Max Gutiérrez, our young promise, 19 years old and sponsored by TOUGHBUILT, BOLSADX and TekNekk, will race at ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) on Saturday, April 23 at 1 pm ET, with the number 32 Ford , at Rette Jones Racing, in a race called General Tire 200, scheduled for 76 laps, the third date of a total of 20 in the year.
And Daniel Suarez, 30, the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Champion and currently a starring figure in the NASCAR EU All-Star NASCAR Cup Series, will race on Sunday, April 24 at 3 pm ET at the Geico 500, agreed to 188 laps, in what will be the tenth date, of a total of 38 points, with his Chevrolet number 99, at Trackhouse Racing.
They, our ambassadors, will seek to dominate this giant that is the challenge of Talladega, in what will be the predominant stock car event in our environment and in the United States this weekend, with high doses of adrenaline and maximum speed.