Alabama 500 - NASCAR Cup Series Tickets
Event: 1000Bulbs.com 500
Location: Talladega, Alabama
Venue: Talladega Superspeedway
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
All-Time Greats: Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Bobby Allison
1000Bulbs.com 500 - NASCAR Cup Series TicketsThe 1000Bulbs.com 500 NASCAR Cup Series race (formerly the Alabama 500) at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega is a 188-lap, 500-mile race. It is run in three stages. Stages 1 and 2 are 55 laps each. The third stage is 78 laps. In recent years, the race has been sponsored by Hellman's and Camping World. It was first held in 1969 when Richard Brickhouse won in a 1969 Dodge. The track was then known as the Alabama International Motor Speedway. The track is known for its high speeds, and pole speeds have exceeded 200 mph 11 times. Davey Allison took the pole in 1987 at 212.809 mph, a track record that still stands. Dale Earnhardt won this race seven times. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has won it three times. Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 21 wins in this event. Ford has 15 wins, including six in a row between 2014 and 2019. Toyota has just one victory in this race, Tony Stewart's triumph in 2008. For serious NASCAR fans, this race is a bucket-list experience. Grab your 1000Bulbs.com 500 - NASCAR Cup Series tickets at StubHub.
How big is the Talladega Superspeedway?The Talladega Superspeedway is 2.66 miles around with 33-degree banking in the corners. Its frontstretch is 4,300 feet long with 16.5-degree banking. Its backstretch is 4,000 feet long with 2 degrees of banking. The track's front straightaway juts out to form a tri-oval configuration. Two levels of grandstands line the front straightaway.
Who won the 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500?Ryan Blaney won last year's race after starting in the ninth position and leading 35 laps. His margin of victory was just .007 seconds. Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola and Michael McDowell completed the top five. Chase Elliott started on the pole and led 19 laps. He finished eighth. Blaney, Newman, Almirola and Elliott rank among the top 10 drivers over the past five races at Talladega.
Have any 1000Bulbs.com 500 winners gone on to win the Cup Series championship?Five drivers have won the Series championship in the same year as their 1000Bulbs.com 500 victory. Dale Earnhardt combined 1000Bulbs.com 500 wins with Cup championships in 1990, 1991 and 1993. Darrell Waltrip accomplished the feat in 1982. Richard Petty took both titles in 1974, his only win in the 1000Bulbs.com 500.
When is the 1000Bulbs.com 500?The 2020 1000Bulbs.com 500 is scheduled for Sunday, October 4. It is paired with the Sugarlands Shine 250 in the Gander RV Outdoors Truck Series, which will take place the day before.
Is the 1000Bulbs.com 500 part of the NASCAR Playoffs?The 1000Bulbs.com 500 is the fifth race of the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs, sandwiched between races at Las Vegas and the Roval at Charlotte. It is the second race in the three-race Round of 12. If a playoff driver wins the race, he is guaranteed to advance in the playoffs.
What is the 1000Bulbs.com 500 like?In addition to its high speeds, Talladega is known for its close racing. Up to 40 cars circle the track, sometimes mere inches apart. The race has been won from the pole four times. Drivers who started second have won 10 times. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart started 34th in 2007 and 2008, respectively, the lowest starting position for a winner of this race. The 1000Bulbs.com 500 is known for a multicar crash called the "Big One," usually late in the race. In 1987, the "Big One" was so dramatic that it caused NASCAR to introduce new rules to limit speeds.
How can I get 1000Bulbs.com 500 tickets?The 1000Bulbs.com 500 is known for its fast racing and festive atmosphere. StubHub is your best resource for 1000Bulbs.com tickets at Talladega.
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