And then there were two. Dale Earnhardt Jr., the only driver in the history of Talladega Superspeedway to capture four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race victories at the 2.66-mile venue, will join defending Series Champion Brad Keselowski in the driver lineup for the Talladega Experience during the upcoming Aaron’s Dream Weekend, May 3-5.
This year’s crop of drivers is shaping up to be one of the best in years, and even more of NASCAR’s finest will be announced to join Dale Jr. and Keselowski in the Talladega Experience in the coming weeks. The Talladega Experience is a fun, one-of-a-kind fan hospitality event unrivaled by any other in the sporting world.
“Talladega has always been a special place,” said Dale Jr., who has won two Aaron’s 499’s at Talladega. “The fans there are really passionate about racing. I enjoy watching them probably as much as they enjoy watching us, because Talladega fans seem to set the bar when it comes to expressing their passion. I look forward to seeing them again in May, and I hope for a good turn-out at the Talladega Experience.”
In addition to driver appearances, guests of the Talladega Experience are treated to unlimited catering and beverages, up-close and personal access to driver question and answer sessions, pre-race pit road tours, track access during driver introductions, VIP parking, event souvenirs, and more. Additional drivers to appear in the Talladega Experience will be announced in the near future. Keselowski, the defending Sprint Cup Series titlist and reining Aaron’s 499 champ, got his big break in NASCAR driving for Dale Jr.’s Nationwide team in 2007.
“What a dynamic duo we have for our first two drivers for the finest hospitality venue in motorsports,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “Dale Jr. has a lot of history at our place and the fans love him here. We are thrilled that our fans can see Dale Jr. and hear what he has to say about the racing at Talladega. There just isn’t a better way to enjoy race day at ‘DEGA than with this exclusive opportunity within the Talladega Experience.”