The countdown is on until the South’s biggest party rolls into town and Talladega Superspeedway’s “Big One on the Blvd.” is set to take center stage with a lineup of all-new fan competitions for the epic event on Friday, Oct. 11.
The “Big One on the Blvd.”, scheduled for a 7 p.m. CDT start, will showcase some of NASCAR’s biggest stars atop a Mardi-Gras style float, parading down Talladega Blvd. in the legendary infield. When the float reaches the Miller Lite Pavilion, the spotlight turns to the fans, and they become the stars and participate in four outlandish, original “fan challenges” – overseen by NASCAR drivers and personalities.
It’s a part of what will be a doubleheader NASCAR Playoffs weekend that will feature the Sugarlands Shine 250 for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (Saturday, Oct. 12) and the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event (Sunday, Oct. 13).
The extraordinary games as part of the “Big One on the Blvd.” this fall include:
What that mouth do? You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Three teams of two will race on all fours to clean their team’s peanut butter-smothered ball, using only their mouths! No matter which way you lick or split it, the first team to lick it clean will receive $200, leaving the losers peanut butter & JEALOUS!
Lost in the Sauce
Gobble, Gobble! Three teams of three will run with a waddle as they relay from one side of the Thanksgiving Feast to the other and back, passing the sacred turkey leg! The first team of butterballs to make it to the dinner table will receive $300!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All ye, Knights and Nobles! Thou hast been summoned to join in the festivities! Four female and four male contestants will battle for supremacy on the balance beam in the ultimate pillow fight ever seen with flour and glitt'r! After two best-of elimination rounds and an ultimate championship round, one female and male knight shall winneth $100 each!
Put that thang down, flip it and reverse it! Four ladies with the need for speed must rub it down to melt one chilly seat, and only one will win the $500 prize!
Fans can sign up here for a chance to participate in one of the competitions and go down in “Big One on the Blvd.” history!
A host of some of the biggest names in NASCAR are expected to partake in this year’s festivities. Noted personalities who have participated in the past include Monster Energy Cup Series drivers Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Bubba Wallace, Brad Keselowski, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suarez, Kevin Harvick, William Byron, Alex Bowman, Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon, Matt DiBenedetto, Corey LaJoie, Brendan Gaughan and Daniel Hemric along with media types from NBC Sports (Jeff Burton, Rick Allen, Rutledge Wood, Steve Letarte), FOX Sports (Jeff Gordon and Michael Waltrip) and MRN Radio (Dave Moody & Jeff Striegle).
All Renewal Guest ticket holders, infield camping guests and fans who purchased an infield wristband can join in on the festivities. Be sure to bring your ticket for access. For information on the “Big One on the Blvd.” or general ticket information, call 855-518-RACE (7223) or visit www.
*Signing up for a competition does not guarantee a spot as a competitor. Talladega Superspeedway staff will select the final list of game participants.
The weekend also features the culmination of the Transformation Infield Project presented by Graybar and the grand opening of the interactive Talladega Garage Experience, complete with FREE Wi-Fi presented by Xtreme Concepts, Inc., which will allow fans to be immersed into the sport of NASCAR at Talladega like never before. In addition, the Garage Experience also includes incredible $4 or less Value-Priced Concessions (except for the $9 Big One Meatball), Kids Zone, Game Zone, entertainment stage for local music, Driver Q&A’s and other interviews, social areas, an area at Gatorade Victory Lane for fans to witness the winner’s celebration after each race, Sunday pre-race ceremonies and Driver Introductions at the Start-Finish line and much more!