Your RV Guide to Talladega Superspeedway

72 Hours of Nascar Fueled Fun

Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway.

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When it comes to NASCAR tracks, there isn’t anything as big and bad as Talladega Superspeedway. The longest track on the NASCAR circuit sees some of the fastest speeds in NASCAR as well as some of the most spectacular crashes, making it a fan favorite. If you want to get the whole Talladega Superspeedway experience, your best bet is to take your RV down for all the festivities of race weekend.

Let’s explore Talladega Superspeedway including some history behind the track, where you can camp with your RV at the track, where you can RV near the track as well as some useful tips and tricks to keep you out of the pits. Let’s go to NASCAR’s fastest track at Talladega.

A Brief History of Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega is one of the penultimate tracks of the NASCAR circuit. In 1969 it was constructed by the International Speedway Corporation when the founder of NASCAR himself, Bill France, wanted a track that could outdo the speeds and excitement of Daytona International Speedway. The newly built Alabama International Motor Speedway was born, a 2.66-mile tri-oval with steep banking for plenty of drama during the races. The track hosted its first NASCAR-sanctioned event in 1969 and has been hosting events since.

Several Options for RVing

Talladega is a massive track with several options when it comes to RV camping. There are unfortunately too many individual options to list all the campgrounds but here are some highlights to give you an idea of what types of RV accommodations Talladega Superspeedway hosts.

Champion’s Corner

  • Motorhomes and trailers
  • 20’ x 50’ gravel sites
  • Water hookups
  • Free tram service

Winner’s Walk

  • Motorhomes and trailers
  • 20’ x 50’ gravel sites
  • Water hookups
  • Shower house
  • Free tram service

Gecko Frontrunners Club Infield Camping

  • Motorhomes
  • Gated
  • 18’ x 50’ grass sites
  • Some sites have water hookups
  • Shower house and restrooms
  • Free tram service

Talladega Boulevard

  • Motorhomes, trailers, and tents
  • 18’ x 40’ concrete or grass sites
  • Restrooms and shower house
  • Free tram service

GEICO North Park

  • First-come, first-serve parking
  • Waste and fresh water service available for a fee
  • Portable restrooms
  • Free

For a full list of the Talladega camping grounds, rules and regulations, and amenities, please visit the camping page for Talladega Superspeedway.

RVing Near the Superspeedway

RVing or camping at the track is not for everyone; luckily there are some tremendous nearby RV parks, here are three of our favorites.

Talladega RV Park: Lincoln, AL

You won’t have to worry about a long walk or driving in track traffic when you choose Talladega RV Park. This park is located yards from the track so that you can walk right to the festivities. The park boasts 298 water and electric sites so that you can have your creature comforts. Talladega RV Park unfortunately not have any bathhouses but there are public showers two miles down the road if you get stinky. Just a two-minute drive away or a ten-minute walk, you’ll be at the superspeedway in a jiffy on race day.

Talladega Taz RV Park: Lincoln, AL

Talladega Taz RV Park is also located close to the action. Less than ten minutes away from Talladega itself; this is a favorite RV park among NASCAR followers. With full hookups, compounds for groups to leverage, and an abundance of shady trees adorning the property, this makes for a great base camp for the races. Weekly rates are expensive, and you must book well in advance of race weekend to get a spot. The park accommodates even the biggest of rigs to accommodate all your time away from the race track adequately.

Cheaha State Park: Delta, AL

Cheaha State Park is an excellent campground for those who want to be nearby the action but want peace when it’s all over. There are several new campsites outfitted with all utility hookups as well as a patio area, grill, and picnic table. There were modern bathhouses built in 2014, so you know they will be clean and accessible. There are several other amenities and facilities at Cheaha including group use facilities, playgrounds, trails, onsite dining and more. It’s a 35-minute drive to Talladega from here, so plan for the journey to and fro during race weekend.

Tips and Tricks for RV Camping at Talladega

If you want to get on the lead lap at Talladega Superspeedway, here are some tips that you'll want to know:

  • Bring raingear; inclement weather can pop up in minutes at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • Some lots at Talladega have no enforced quiet hours, which turn into 72-hour parties. Be advised of these sites if you’re an early riser.
  • Talladega is a huge track, so many areas may be much farther away than you think. Make sure you keep a track map handy.
  • Motorcycles are not permitted in the infield.
  • No weapons including knives allowed at any time.
  • Alabama is quite hot and humid even in shoulder seasons, plan accordingly.
  • Know your gate and gate times. Being at the proper gate at the proper time means you won’t add on idling time to yourself or others. Gate times are available on Talladega’s camping page.
  • Talladega’s camping page also has a convenient “Find Your Campground” feature to help you match a site that fits your rig and lifestyle.
  • Like any place, it’s important to know all rules and regulations of your campsite. Use Talladega’s camping page for full rules and regulations.

If your style is big-time partying, loud cars, a fast track and 72 hours of NASCAR fueled fun, you can journey down to Talladega Superspeedway and witness stock cars whiz at over 200 miles an hour at the longest track in NASCAR.