Tore up at Talladega Superspeedway: Progress comes with destruction at storied track

Tore up at Talladega Superspeedway: Progress comes with destruction at storied track
The hole through the Talladega Superspeedway is all part of the Transformation at the track. (contributed)

If you consider the Talladega Superspeedway sacred ground, you might not want to look at these pictures.

The track now has a huge hole through it at the Alabama Gang Superstretch.

It gives a whole new meaning to “tore up at Talladega.”

But don’t worry, this is all part of the $50 million Transformation project at the speedway. That hole will become the Turn 3 Oversized Vehicle Tunnel, giving large trucks and recreational vehicles continuous access to the infield – something track officials have said fans have wanted for years.

So, while it can’t be easy seeing the tri-oval broken, it is a comfort knowing that come April the track will be back to normal and access to the infield improved just in time for the 2019 spring race.

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