Saturday race cancelled at Talladega - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Saturday race cancelled at Talladega

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY, AL (WBRC) - Officials at the Talladega Superspeedway decided Saturday to cancel all events scheduled for Saturday due to the threat of severe weather.

The news came in the following news release sent to FOX6 News:

"In the interest of fan safety, all activities scheduled at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday have been postponed due to the significant threat of extended periods of severe weather. This decision was made based on advice from the National Weather Service and the Talladega County Emergency Management Agency.  Fans are strongly encouraged to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety, especially those guests camping on speedway property.

The Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race scheduled for Saturday will now be held Sunday following the Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup Series race.  Any ticket for the Aaron's 312 or Aaron's 499 will be honored at the gate on Sunday. All Aaron's 499 ticket holders have priority seating and should proceed to their assigned ticket area.  Aaron's 312 ticket holders will be directed to open seating by speedway staff.

Gates open at 8 a.m. and the Aaron's 499 will begin at 12 noon as originally scheduled.

Fans who want to witness more than 800 miles of back-to-back, high-speed action at Talladega but who have not yet purchased their tickets can still do so by calling 877-Go2-DEGA or visiting one of our ticket booths on property."

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