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Las Vegas massacre prompts security changes to Talladega races this weekend

(Source: Talladega Superspeedway) (Source: Talladega Superspeedway)
TALLADEGA, AL (WBRC) -

Fans are already starting to fill up the campgrounds outside the Talladega Superspeedway.

We ran into a few diehard NASCAR fans from Texas who ready for the weekend races.

“You get to come and visit with all your good friends and everything. You get to relax and then when it comes to race time all hell breaks loose Because that’s when the partying begins and then we get after it,” Anne Biemer from Texas said.

Track officials say fans notice security changes before going through the gates in light of that horrific massacre in Las Vegas.

“We’ll be wanding people at the gates. We’ll have dogs out at the gates. So we understand the situation in America right now and we ratcheted up our game and we’re going to be on top of those things as much as we possibly can,” Grant Lynch, Chairman of the Talladega Superspeedway said.

At Dega, it doesn’t take long to find Dale Earnhardt Junior fans. This is Junior’s last Talladega cup race before he retires.

“He’s just a likable driver. I like the things he's doing with the victory junction gang camp and the things going on with his life. Hopefully, I’ll get to see him win down here Sunday afternoon.”James Osborn, a Jr. fan said.

“I love him at Talladega just like I loved his dad,” Linda Hamilton said.

You can find a full schedule of races and more about security changes here: http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/Plan-Your-Visit/Weekend-Schedule.aspx

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