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Talladega Dates On Move

| , RacinToday.com Tuesday, September 6 2011

Dates for next year's Talladega races announced. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)


Talladega Superspeedway announced Monday that the 2012 Aaron’s Dream Weekend returns to a traditional place on the calendar; May 4-6. The 2012 Talladega 500 Weekend also moves up on the calendar to October 5-7.

This season, the first Talladega race was held on April 17 and the second is scheduled for Oct. 23.

Talladega historically held a race in May from 1971 through 1994. The shift in dates should bring a favorable change in the weather that has affected the past two spring weekends at Talladega Superspeedway. May historically is a drier and less stormy month than April in Alabama.

“We approached NASCAR about changing the date of the Aaron’s Dream Weekend and have been extremely pleased with their cooperation and flexibility,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “May is a great month to visit Alabama and we look forward to welcoming all our race fans. As one of the most historical tracks in NASCAR, it’s great to see another tradition return to Talladega.”

For tickets to this year’s fall event, call the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office today at 1-877-Go2-DEGA. Guests that purchase their tickets in advance have the opportunity to save over those who purchase during race week.

| , RacinToday.com Tuesday, September 6 2011
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